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#106
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yes, i am sure i said it before... it is windows 7 home premium 64bit
but its 350watt psu though...
dell xps 8100

Edited by hospitaldoctor, 25 December 2010 - 08:33 PM.

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these are the specs...



Quantity Item Number Description

1 Y1FGT Base,Mini Tower,Non Pfc,Configure To Order,Studio Xps,8100
1 07GHK Module,Label,Microsoft,Desktop,Windows Seven
1 0MJPN Module,Thermal,95W,MNTW/SLTW
1 23N3T Module,Processor,Lynnfield,I7-860,2.8,XPS DT
1 35W0M Module,Software,Roxio,EZ CD,10.3,Dell Edition,Factory Install
1 45XY6 Module,Label,Intel,Desktop CI7,Rebranding
1 4HP42 Module,Plug,VIDEO,JACK,High Definition Multimedia Interface,Digital Video Interface
1 54981 Module,Information,NOSOUND,NOSPEAKER
1 7FGDY Module,Cord,Power,125,C13,GRAY,United States
1 9FY23 Module,Dvd+/-rw,Half Height,Dvd-ram,Inspiron,Hitachi Lg Data Storage
1 C635N Module,Mouse,Universal Serial Bus,Optical,MWO9C0
1 CP1VF Module,Software,W7HP64 Consumer Desktop,English Dao/bcc
1 DJ332 Module,Keyboard,104,United States,Black,Liteon,Dimension
1 FXJ4F Module,Software,Quick Fix Engineering,Windows Seven,Consumer Desktop
1 J019D Module,Software,DELL-DOCK Consumer
1 J206C Module,Software,Dell Connect 2.1,Dell Americas OrganizationEMEA,Brazil Customer Center
1 J6XND Module,Software,W7HP64,Digital Video Disk Drive,Multiple User Interface,NO-E
1 M017R Module,Software,Powerdvd,8.3,Digital Video Disk Drive,True Theatre High Definition,Factory Install
1 M239M Module,Software,LTG DELL-DOWNLOAD-FLAG
1 MX962 Module,Information,NO MEDIA
1 T013C Module,Software,Works,9 English
1 T212R Module,Media,Digital Video Disk Drive,Resource Dvd,Studio Xps,8100
1 VR08H Module,Software,Certificate Of Authenticity,W7HP32/64
1 W6N21 Module,Card,Graphics,M114N,STUDIO XPS
1 W871N Module,Software,WINDOWS-LIVE Consumer
1 X286D Module,Dual In-line Memory Module,4G,2X2GB,1333,Dimension
1 X586R Ship Group,Mini Tower,English,Dell Americas Organization,SXPS 8100
1 X902Y Module,Software,Creative,Lucasfilm Thx Certification,Factory Install
1 XM544 Module,Software,PC-RESTORE Transactional Line Of Business
1 XN177 Module,Hard Drive,750GB,S2,#1 Hitachi,GEM-K
1 Y720M Module,Software,DSPRT-CTR 64BIT,2.0
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#108
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That PSU will need to be replaced I can guarantee you that for sure.
I would recommend a 500 watt corsair 80 plus certified.
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why will it need to be replaced?
how can i prevent that from happening though? whats the best thing i can do?
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Per post 103 I explained this.

All the precautions in the cannot stop a defective or cheaply made part from failing.
Eventually parts will fail as they are simply a mechanical components.
I have had brand new parts fail. For instance my brand new system I just built last January. I ordered 3 hard drives and one was dead when I installed it.
Nobody can guarantee it will not happen.
Like I said before a good surge protector will help.
Without actually seeing the make and model of the PSU that is installed I can't tell you if it is a reputable and stable brand.


A 350 watt even in a reputable and stable brand will be stressed with the cpu and most like the memory alone. Top that off with a descent video card and you are pushing the PSU probably past the point of stability.
It is up to you in the end but I myself would replace the PSU with what I suggested above. Others on here may disagree and say a lower wattage would work but I myself feel get a little higher so that way you are safe with any upgrades you may do.
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so if you really think the psu is going to fail, what should i do?...i mean replace the psu as soon as i receive the tower? ask dell to put in a better psu... but i think they will charge me extra? whats my best bet?
the video card is: 512MB NVIDIA GeForce G310 DDR3

Edited by hospitaldoctor, 26 December 2010 - 12:00 AM.

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It doesn't have to be done right away but I'm just telling you that most likely the psu will need to be replaced.
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I agree with Ron. As a bare minimum, if you were never going to upgrade the tower, a perfect PSU for those specs would be the Antec EarthWatts 380. This is a solid PSU and I use it over and over again in my builds at work (on systems that suit, of course).

But to cover any potential upgrades in the future, you'll probably find not too much more $$$ will score you a nice 500W like Ron recommends. That would get my thumbsup too. :D
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Just put the new computers specs into the PSU calculator and it suggested the CX430 as a minimum
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16817139017 the VX550 as middle of the road http://www.newegg.co...N82E16817139004 and the HX650 as the absolute max required http://www.newegg.co...N82E16817139012 but comparing prices would anyone agree that the CX600W looks a better purchase for the OP at the moment http://www.newegg.co...N82E16817139019
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I like the 550 since it is:
  • 80 plus certified
  • Specifically rated for the I7 cpu
  • Corsair brand which I use and trust completely

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thanks, i checked the tracking number and the estimated delivery for the replacement computer should arrive this wednesday. btw, when transferring data from the old hd to the new hd, are you able to be selective with the data and only tansfer some data and not all of it? how does it work exactly?
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The data you will have to manually select what to transfer over.
As I stated before the programs you can not transfer over and they will need to be installed on the new hd.
My suggestion would be to install the programs you need then transfer the data for those programs where it needs to be in the newly installed program.
This is a easy step as all you have to do is open to Window Explorers side by side.
Open the program folder in both to the sub folder where the data should be located.
Now just drag and drop the data from the old hd to the new hd in the same place.
Once everything is transferred over then we can look at formatting the old drive and have it for the storage drive.
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can i look at my old hd first in order to see what programs i need to re-download?
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Yep, what programs do you think you will need?
You can always download them using the system you are on now and put them on a dvd, flash drive, external hard drive or cd and then have them ready to install when the new system gets there.
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i honestly dont remember... which is why i want to look at the old hd first...
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