Upgrading video cards

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  1. Casey

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    So, I have a Dell E521 (Yeah, I know it's a Dell blah blah. It was a gift.) and I currently have a 7300LE and a 305W PSU. I'm looking at a 8600GT but I read that it requires 350W. Will the video card work fine? I contacted Dell and some Indian dude told me it would...but he works for Dell so what does he know?
     
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    It will work fine.
    Dell PSUs are underrated.
     
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    So it'll be able to handle it, but will it be able to sustain? I leave my computer on 24/7.
     
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    Yes.
    What matters is if the 12v rail(s) are delivering enough amps.
    I think the Dell PSU has 18amps.
    Verify. You can see it on the label on the PSU.
     
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    Update: I bought the video card and installed it. It works fine but I don't know if I should enable the factory overclock on it. What do you think?
     
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    enable it. factory overclocks are covered by warranty.
     
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    Well, I just don't want it melting my parts while I'm away or sleeping. But I'll enable it, thanks.
     

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