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I have a stock Dell Precision Workstation T3500, I plan on upgrading the video card to Zotac GTX 650 TI 2GB, Need some hel

It is a Dell Precision Workstation T3500, nothing was changed from the inside yet.

Currently with a Nvidia Quadro NVS 295. I plan to upgrade to the Zotac GTX 650 TI 2gb.
But a lot of things worry me, i'm completely new to upgrading computers. I don't know if i need to change the powersupply, or add a new RAM. I need some tips and suggestions please. Thank you in advance for your suggestions.

BTW = These are my specs
http://www.dell.com/downloads/global/products/precn/en/q2wk6_dell_precision_t3500_spec_sheet.pdf

I have a dual Xeon processor.
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  1. Ranked Mediator said:
    Your system has a ; 525W power supply which is enough to power the GTX 650 Ti easily.
    Once your PSU has a 6 pin connector, THEN YOU ARE FINE!


    Hi! I was worried about this line i saw "Support for 2 PCI Express® x16 Gen 2 graphics cards up to 150W" what does this actually mean? Sorry im a noob in these terms :<
  2. Ranked Mediator said:
    Josh Bonj said:
    Ranked Mediator said:
    Your system has a ; 525W power supply which is enough to power the GTX 650 Ti easily.
    Once your PSU has a 6 pin connector, THEN YOU ARE FINE!


    Hi! I was worried about this line i saw "Support for 2 PCI Express® x16 Gen 2 graphics cards up to 150W" what does this actually mean? Sorry im a noob in these terms :<


    Thats the max amount of power one graphics card can receive at a time. The 650 TI draws less than 70 watts which makes that PSU more than fine for it.



    Thanks a lot! I just have a last question, how do you compute for the watts usage for the card, i was looking at this website and looking at the graphs. http://www.anandtech.com/show/6359/the-nvidia-geforce-gtx-650-ti-review/19
    I got lost more than i have intended to get lost :D
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    What might be confusing you is that the numbers from Anand Tech are for *total* system power consumption, not just the 650 Ti's power consumption.

    According to Nvidia, the 650Ti has a maximum power draw of 134w:
    http://www.geforce.com/hardware/desktop-gpus/geforce-gtx-650ti-boost/specifications

    That's still well under 150w, so your PSU is more than powerful enough to handle the load from the 650 Ti.
  4. imrazor said:
    What might be confusing you is that the numbers from Anand Tech are for *total* system power consumption, not just the 650 Ti's power consumption.

    According to Nvidia, the 650Ti has a maximum power draw of 134w:
    http://www.geforce.com/hardware/desktop-gpus/geforce-gtx-650ti-boost/specifications

    That's still well under 150w, so your PSU is more than powerful enough to handle the load from the 650 Ti.


    Thank you for clarifying this for me! :D im a total noob when it comes to this. You guys have been a great help! Cheers!
  5. The Dell Precision T3500 has one six pin GPU power connector. I have a GTX 750TI OC in mine and it requires one for OCing.
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