Dell optiplex 960sff and nVIDIA GeForce 8400 GS 1GB PCIe 2.0 x16 Singl

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    Dell optiplex 960sff and nVIDIA GeForce 8400 GS 1GB PCIe 2.0 x16 Singl


    I just got a good deal on a GPU for my old OptiPlex 960 sff and on Newegg it says it will work here is the link

    DELL OPTIPLEX 740 745 750 755 760 780 790 960 980 990 SFF DT Video Graphics Card - Newegg.com

    But after I went to the EVGA site and it says I need a 350w PSU. Will this card work? I do not do any gaming and would like to go to 2 monitors and for 25bucks I figured I could utilize the PCI interface.
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    I'm not 100% sure.

    I don't find that card on the eVGA site, but Newegg has an 8400GS: EVGA Corporation GEFORCE 8400 GS PCIE 2.0 1024MBDDR3 DVI VGA HDMI - 01G-P3-1302-LR - Newegg.com

    The important requirement is 18A on the +12V rail. Your PSU is spec'd at 17A: https://www.dell.com/downloads/globa...idebook-en.pdf

    At a guess, it'll be OK. The spec'd TDP (thermal design power) is only 20W, so I think that the eVGA requirements are overdone, if power usage of the PC in whole doesn't stress the PSU.

    Two other things:

    It's a PCI-Express card, not a PCI one. (That's OK; the OptiPlex has a PCI-E X16 slot.)

    It's a fairly ancient card. nVidia Win10 driver support for it ends with 342.01, dated 14 December, 2016.

    What's with "25 bucks"? The card in your link is over $71US. The eVGA 8400GS in my link is $40.
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    bobkn said: View Post
    I'm not 100% sure.

    I don't find that card on the eVGA site, but Newegg has an 8400GS: EVGA Corporation GEFORCE 8400 GS PCIE 2.0 1024MBDDR3 DVI VGA HDMI - 01G-P3-1302-LR - Newegg.com

    The important requirement is 18A on the +12V rail. Your PSU is spec'd at 17A: https://www.dell.com/downloads/globa...idebook-en.pdf

    At a guess, it'll be OK. The spec'd TDP (thermal design power) is only 20W, so I think that the eVGA requirements are overdone, if power usage of the PC in whole doesn't stress the PSU.

    Two other things:

    It's a PCI-Express card, not a PCI one. (That's OK; the OptiPlex has a PCI-E X16 slot.)

    It's a fairly ancient card. nVidia Win10 driver support for it ends with 342.01, dated 14 December, 2016.

    What's with "25 bucks"? The card in your link is over $71US. The eVGA 8400GS in my link is $40.
    I got a new one sealed off ebay, the card I linked on Newegg is the same card and shows my PC as supported.
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    jkujawa762 said: View Post
    I got a new one sealed off ebay, the card I linked on Newegg is the same card and shows my PC as supported.
    Good.

    There are newer, better supported cards (like a 750ti), but you won't get one for $25US.
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    bobkn said: View Post
    Good.

    There are newer, better supported cards (like a 750ti), but you won't get one for $25US.
    Yeah I basically just want to hook up 2 monitors for my wife and figured for 25 bucks it was worth the risk if it doesn't work.
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    bobkn said: View Post
    I'm not 100% sure.

    I don't find that card on the eVGA site, but Newegg has an 8400GS: EVGA Corporation GEFORCE 8400 GS PCIE 2.0 1024MBDDR3 DVI VGA HDMI - 01G-P3-1302-LR - Newegg.com

    The important requirement is 18A on the +12V rail. Your PSU is spec'd at 17A: https://www.dell.com/downloads/globa...idebook-en.pdf

    At a guess, it'll be OK. The spec'd TDP (thermal design power) is only 20W, so I think that the eVGA requirements are overdone, if power usage of the PC in whole doesn't stress the PSU.

    Two other things:

    It's a PCI-Express card, not a PCI one. (That's OK; the OptiPlex has a PCI-E X16 slot.)

    It's a fairly ancient card. nVidia Win10 driver support for it ends with 342.01, dated 14 December, 2016.

    What's with "25 bucks"? The card in your link is over $71US. The eVGA 8400GS in my link is $40.
    Its a new PSU that I installed 3 weeks ago, I don't game on it and basically I would like to to run 2 monitors. Otherwise this pc is used for youtube and writing short stories.
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