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Gigabyte GeForce GTX 670... will this work in my computer?

By Phil Hartley
Aug 28, 2012
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  1. Hi, Can anyone please tell me whether the above video card will work in my computer. I would also like to upgrade the ram but don't know if I should stay with what I have and just add another slot or change the ram.

    My computer details are:

    Personal Desktop S210114NZ - Dell Studio XPS Desktop 1 2,132.00 2,132.00

    Base System -Studio XPS Base 1

    Processor Options -Intel(R) Core(TM)i7-920 Processor (2.66GHz, 8MB) 1

    -Intel(R) Core(TM)i7 Label 1

    Operating System -Pre-Loaded Genuine Windows Vista(R) Home Premium 1

    64 bit OEM Version

    -Genuine Windows Vista(R) Home Premium 64 bit SP1 1

    Edition (English)

    -Genuine Windows Vista(R) Home Premium 64 bit SP1 1

    (English) DVD Media Included

    -Vista QFE OS (Home Premium 64 bit SP1) 1

    -Dell(TM) PC Restore Software 1

    -Vista(R) HTML Guide Included 1

    -Dell(TM) Dock 1.0 Software -

    -Genuine Windows Vista(TM) Premium label Included 1

    Dell Services: Hardware M -2-year XPS Premier Service with 1-year CompleteCo 1

    aintenance ver

    -2 Years Priority PC User 24x7 Support (Round-The- 1

    Clock Technical Assistance)

    Dell Services: Datasafe B -Dell Online Backup 2GB 1

    ackup Service

    -#MOD,SW,DTSV,OL,1.1 1

    -#MOD, SW, DTSV, OL, 2GB-free 1

    -To activate your online backup account, go to Sta 1

    rt, Programs, Datasafe Online

    Freight Charges -Dimension Desktop XPS-MT Handling & Insurance Cha 1

    rges

    Monitor -Dell S2409W 24 " Full HD Widescreen Flat Panel Mo 1

    nitor

    Memory -3GB (3X1GB) DDR3 SDRAM 1066MHz Memory
     
  2. slh28

    slh28 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,925   +170

    What's your motherboard model and PSU?
    You also need to check if the card will physically fit in the case, that card is 275mm long.

    If you want to upgrade the RAM I'd recommend just getting a new 6GB kit, RAM is very cheap nowadays.
     
  3. Leeky

    Leeky TS Evangelist Posts: 4,378   +98

    What games do you intend to play, and what resolution and detail? Regardless of whether the GPU is compatible or not its important to establish whether such a powerful GPU is even necessary.

    Like Slh28 has said, it depends on whether the GPU will actually fit inside the case, and the wattage capacity of your power supply.

    I'd also bump up the RAM to 6GB if you intend to play the latest games. Depending on what Dell motherboard your computer has, you will either have 3 slots, or 6 slots. If you have three, they will already be populated, so you'll require a whole new set of RAM. If there is six, you can just add another three. My recommendation however is to replace the current RAM.

    The following 6GB kits will be more than suitable:
    1. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820148246
    2. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820139771

    Or 12GB matched RAM:
    1. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820134929

    It would be best to stick with DDR3-1066 as currently fitted, as faster RAM might not be compatible at its native speed.
     


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