GPU on Dell n series ?

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I got a Dell n-series X86_64 intel quad cores relatively recent (last September) but it seems I can not plus my GTX580 in it.
Can you please confirm or not this experience?
What a PCI-Express 2.0 looks like?
Thanks.

Eric.
 

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PCI-Express 2.0 looks exactly like PCI-Express 1.0 and 1.1.

You need to check the motherboard in the computer can accept these cards, if not it sounds like you only have the old PCI slots available.
 
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You also need to check that your power supply has sufficient power to run these cards.
 
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I am curious, what mb are you using?
 
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Nice GPU :3

But yeah, what was your previous GPU?
 
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Hey guys,

Thanks for your replies.
Actually the mother card seems to support GPU cards but the machine was not built for that.
So, the case is far to small.
The GTX580 is so big!

Eric.
 
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You also have to make sure that the GPU isn't getting bottle necked by your CPU. It's not like you can throw a GTX580 with an AMD K6 and expect the ability to run Crysis. You have to have a CPU that can deliver enough data fast enough so the card can live up to its potential.
 
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I have one more question.
I've read somewhere that the GTX580 requires at least 750W, which is a lot.
So I'm wondering if it is because the power supply also aliments the other part of the computer.
A regular machine usually uses like 300W I believe.
Anyway, what would be the power need by a GTX580 alone, I mean without mother card, hard-drives and so on.
Thanks,

Éric.
 
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ok, that's better.
But again, this is for the whole system, including all the stuff a computer may run.
What about the card itself?
 
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nVidia said:
Graphics Card Power (W): 244 W
From the same link.
 
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ok, I mean I was aware about that but beside there so many discussion about it ...
That got me confuse, it may be as simple as you say.
Thank you for replying me.

Éric.
 

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