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Windows 7: Upgrading Dell Inspiron 580s PSU

22 Oct 2011   #1

Windows 7 Professional x64 Sp1
Upgrading Dell Inspiron 580s PSU

I wanted to upgrade my PSU and get a new graphics card
will this work

DELL Inspiron 580s Tower Power Supply PSU

and - Palit NE5S4500F0601 GeForce GTS 450 (Fermi) 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready Low Profile Ready Video Card GPU

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22 Oct 2011   #2

Windows 7 Pro X64 SP1

The graphics card needs one 6 pin PCI-E power connector. The PSU that you specify has none, although the molex to PCI-E adaptor that is included with the card will probably serve.

Newegg lists the card as "deactivated". Do you have another source?

I hesitate to recommend trying to upgrade a small form factor system like the 580s into a capable gaming system, but it's your money.
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23 Oct 2011   #3

Windows 10 Pro/ Windows 10 Pro Insider

I have a 580S and considered doing the same thing. After considering it, I decided I would be better off building a new system with quality components. If you do decide to upgrade, I would buy another case so I was not limited to what I can put in it and could choose a regular ATX PSU and install it without worrying about having the cables you would need and the quality of the PSU's you are limited to. lus with a new case you would be able to add periphals to the front panel which you cannot do now, and have fans to cool it. Just my thoughts.
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23 Oct 2011   #4

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Windows 7 64 Bit Home Premium SP1

Just curious essenbe, would the big video card have fit into the 580 without hitting anything?
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23 Oct 2011   #5

Windows 10 Pro/ Windows 10 Pro Insider

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TVeblen View Post
Just curious essenbe, would the big video card have fit into the 580 without hitting anything?
Possibly, but I doubt it. it has a micro ATX board that goes under the CD/DVD. If one would fit, it would also have to be a low profile card. With the current PSU, there is not even 1 4 pin power connecter available. The CD/DVD and card reader have to fit in vertical, it is not wide enough for them to fit horizontal. All of this makes updating quite difficult. That's why I would recommend another case that can fit an ATX PSU and alleviate all of these problems.
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23 Oct 2011   #6

Windows 10 Pro/ Windows 10 Pro Insider

Here is an idea of the inside.
Upgrading Dell Inspiron 580s PSU-580s.png

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