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I have a Dell 8300 with 1GB of memory and a GeForce5200 Video card. The card will only run in VGA mode without crashing the computer. I'm considering a new card but many say it takes more than the 250W power supply that is installed in my computer. Any suggestions?
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How much more?
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Most of the good video card required at least 350w power supply. There's some that will take 300w power supply.
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That's what I've been finding, some claim that Dell requires a different type of power supply, something about different connectors. I haven't researched what I will need as much as I need to yet.
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Newer Dells do not have proprietary power supplys. Most of the pentium 3 and some early pentium 4 dell computers did have special PS's. If you need on you can get them here.

http://www.hcditradi...age/2/SFV/29664

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Thanks, I was pretty sure that was how the newer Dells were, now I just have to decide how many watts and do I cut my case for a switch. I'thinking of a 500 Watt power supply.
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You might look at this website for info on how to rewire your power switch and lights.

http://www.dennisjud..._a_dell_di.html

and another site on the power switch.

http://members.csolu...ll/casemods.htm

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