Upgrading a XPS 710 Desktop Vid Card...Need Help
by m3atpuppet - 5/9/12 9:52 AM
I have a roughly 3 year old XPS 710 desktop and would like to get an updated video card. My problem is in researching different choices, I'm reading that the particular motherboard on this rig is rare and may not fit newer cards.
I'm looking specifically at getting a nVidia GeForce GTX 560ti, but I don't want to buy the thing only to find it's the wrong chipset or my comp has an inadequate power supply or whatever (I'm fairly hopeless when it comes to hardware)
Any advice at all would be greatly appreciated!
I currently have an nVidia 9500gt. I'd like to upgrade to something in the 150-200$ range. Any advice would be great. I should mention that I'm upgrading specifically for Diablo 3. I played the open beta and it ran OK, but I've been waiting so long for this damn game that I'd like the experience to be as smooth as possible. Thanks!
Operating System: Windows Vista™ Home Premium (6.0, Build 6002) Service Pack 2 (6002.vistasp2_gdr.120305-0430)
System Manufacturer: Dell Inc.
System Model: Dell XPS710
BIOS: Phoenix ROM BIOS PLUS Version 1.10 1.4.1
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 CPU 6400 @ 2.13GHz (2 CPUs), ~2.1GHz
Memory: 2556MB RAM
Page File: 923MB used, 4405MB available
Windows Dir: C:\Windows
DirectX Version: DirectX 11
DX Setup Parameters: Not found
DxDiag Version: 7.00.6002.18107 32bit Unicode
Card name: NVIDIA GeForce 9500 GT
Chip type: GeForce 9500 GT
DAC type: Integrated RAMDAC
Device Key: Enum\PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0640&SUBSYS_094319F1&REV_A1
Display Memory: 2032 MB
Dedicated Memory: 1009 MB
Shared Memory: 1022 MB
Current Mode: 1440 x 900 (32 bit) (60Hz)
Driver Name: nvd3dum.dll,nvwgf2um.dll,nvwgf2um.dll
Driver Version: 8.17.0012.9573 (English)
DDI Version: 10
BGRA Supported: Yes
Driver Attributes: Final Retail
Driver Date/Size: 2/9/2012 22:43:00, 15009600 bytes