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Dell inc. 0k216c ???

Discussion in 'Motherboards & Memory' started by cheesemonkey, Nov 21, 2008.

  1. cheesemonkey

    cheesemonkey New Member

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    Okay,

    So my friend needs a new graphics card, costing around £150 i said either the 8800gts 512mb or the 9800gtx which is in that price range etc. which is good, right??

    Hes one of these people that dont know what they have and he didnt know if his mobo would support it. So i told him to download cpuz and tell me the mainboard stuff, only thing is i have no idea what this motherboard is nor can i find any results on google, at least in english!

    Heres the info;

    Manufactorer: Dell inc
    Model: 0k216c
    Chipset : p35/g33/g31

    Graphical Interface
    version: pci-express
    link width: x16
    max support: x16

    Hes more than happy to buy a new motherboard cuz hes buyign a new gfx card no matter what, he only wants to find out if he can save money by using the current one.
     
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    ATI 4850 and 9800GTX+ can be had a lot cheaper than £150.

    Check out Scan.co.uk and Ebuyer.co.uk for cheap things, even PC World has a cheap (for UK prices anyway) 9800GT for £90.

    Side note: Make sure your PSU can handle it and has enough amps on the 12v rails!!!
     
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    It's easier if he just tells you the model number on the front of the computer, or looks at the back and gives you the Service Tag number.

    As for just getting a new mobo, that might not be too easy as Dell cases are usually propietary and you cannot put a new mobo in without modification to the case.
     
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    cheesemonkey New Member

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    but does his current motherboard support a card like 9800gtx+?
     
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    Well ... if you open up the case and the mobo has a PCI-e x16 slot, then most likely it will.
    I've upgraded Dell computers without any problem.
    Try it. Worst case, send the card back if it does not work.
     

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