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Windows 7: Studio XPS 8100 (Late 2009) New Video Card needed

18 Dec 2014   #1
teags77

window 7 home premium 64bit
 
 
Studio XPS 8100 (Late 2009) New Video Card needed

I'm not that computer savvy, but could replace a video card if required. I have had Dell replace the current card about four times, but it is now out of warranty and want to put something new in, not a refurbished model. It is a:
Computer Model Studio XPS 8100
BIOS Vendor Dell Inc.
BIOS Version A03
BIOS Date 9/12/2009
OS Version Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium
Manufacturer Intel(R) Core(TM) i5 CPU 650 @ 3.20GHz
Clock Speed 3.2Ghz
L2 Cache Size 512
DVD/CD-ROM Drives HL-DT-ST BD-RE BH30N TSSTcorp DVD+-RW TS-H653G
Display Adapters ATI Radeon HD 5670
Sound Devices AMD High Definition Audio Device Realtek High Definition Audio Logitech Mic (Ultra Vision) Intel(R) Display Audio
USB Controllers Intel(R) 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset Family USB Enhanced Host Controller - 3B34 Intel(R) 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset Family USB Enhanced Host Controller - 3B3C
I would like to know of an upgrade or suitable replacement video card. The current one is making some seriously bad noises consistent with the noises which occurred prior to previous cards giving up....
Thanks in advance.


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18 Dec 2014   #2
oscer1

win 7 64 bit
 
 

Hi, welcome to the forum

what is your budget? you most likely will need a new power supply also. it's possible the power supply you have in their might be the cause of the video cards to fail.
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18 Dec 2014   #3
teags77

window 7 home premium 64bit
 
 

Damn, I thought it was just the silly fan on the refurbished card, never thought for a minute that the power supply could make a fan grind... I wouldn't want to spend too much, and not really interested in improving performance, just reliability and getting rid of the whirring sound of the fan on the card.
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18 Dec 2014   #4
oscer1

win 7 64 bit
 
 

so it just the fan making grinding noise. if making grinding noise probably bad bearings in the fan. so not having any graphic issues? how much do you want to spend on a card?
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18 Dec 2014   #5
teags77

window 7 home premium 64bit
 
 

Graphics are fine, its definitely the fan. I'd replace the fan if it was easy or spend up to maybe $100 I guess.
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18 Dec 2014   #6
oscer1

win 7 64 bit
 
 

you can check here for some ideas Amazon.com: ati video cards: Electronics
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18 Dec 2014   #7
teags77

window 7 home premium 64bit
 
 

Will any video card fit? I thought there would be some special 'things' I needed to look for to ensure it was compatible?
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18 Dec 2014   #8
RoasterMen

Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
 
 

Any video cards is compatible as long has you have a PCI Express x16 Slot in your motherboard and the card fits in the case (For high end video cards) But if you decided to go on a newer video card I'll suggest this one:
EVGA 02G-P4-2742-KR GeForce GT 740 Superclocked 2GB 128-Bit DDR3 PCI Express 3.0 Video Card - Newegg.com
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18 Dec 2014   #9
oscer1

win 7 64 bit
 
 

you have theese slots in your computer
  • PCI: 1 slot

    PCIe x1: 2 slots

    PCIe x16 (Graphics): 1 slot
so look for a PCIe x16
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