hi my brothers i am planing to buy a gtx 1050 so i have 290watts on my psu so does gtx 1050 work on my psu ?
please guys answer me
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Whats the model of the Dell system? If possible post the Dell part number of the PSU. Dell uses many different OEMs and specs vary widely. If it's one of their better units it may be ok but if it's one from the bargain bin then bad things could happen. It could also be using a motherboard with a low power PCI-e slots which would also cause problems(mainly the card not working at all).
bignastyid said:Whats the model of the Dell system? If possible post the Dell part number of the PSU. Dell uses many different OEMs and specs vary widely. If it's one of their better units it may be ok but if it's one from the bargain bin then bad things could happen. It could also be using a motherboard with a low power PCI-e slots which would also cause problems(mainly the card not working at all).
brother its dell optiplex 3020
That should be sufficient, if I were to guess. I run a similarly spec'd Dell - only it's a Pentium instead of an i3 which I think has the same TDP, and the video card is 55W instead of 75W.
But my power supply is only 220W, and having once done a bunch of calculating in the past, I still have a little headroom.
Bad new looks like the PSU that mainly shipped with those is from a usually poor quality manufacture(Chicony) and I would not recommend using it with a dedicated gpu like the 1050(or higher). It may work but it's not a risk I would take with my hardware. The PSU is proprietary but looks like there is an adapter available so you can use a standard 24-pin ATX psu.
my cpu its i3 4150 3.50ghz ram 4gb ddr3 1600mhz psu dell 290watt 80bronze 750gb HDD
Sorry I was away for so long. I don't feel that my above response solved the question so I ask either OP or a moderator (whichever gets to it first) to unselect it for me.
The PSU in that model is terrible. I would be happier trying to power my computer with an actual potato because at least a potato can't take a crap and send a surge through my system. Ready for the punch line? Dell = Deplorable Equipment & LackLusture. Sorry, I had to.
As stated by bignastyid (nice name BTW I love it), your motherboard uses that proprietary connector that Dell just loves to force down our throats. The products sold by Mod DIY are worlds above the other thin gauge wire crap you'll find online. It's well worth the $15 if the other option is the possible destruction of your system, right?
Here's what you're looking at to get your system ready for a $100 graphics card:
1) $15 for a power adapter because Dell
2) At least $35 for a new power supply because Dell
Effectively, you're spending $50 to get ready for a $100 graphics upgrade. Are you sure you want to spend this kind of money on your current machine?
Here's a better question that I'm really surprised hasn't been asked yet: Do you have the wider tower or the slim one? The slim one needs a special size expansion bracked and probably different sized power supply as well. Refer to this page for pictures of the two variants.
Trying to upgrade a slim is like trying to make a chocolate milkshake out of raspberry potatoes. Dell, slim and upgrade just don't belong together, just like how raspberry, potatoes and chocolate just don't belong together.