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Xps gen 4 desktop power supply upgrade possibility

I just bought a Radeon HD 4870 X2 2GB video card. It requires a 750W power supply with at least one 2x3 and one 2x4 PCIe power connectors. My current power supply is 460W and has one 2x3 PCIe power connector.
My power supply part number per dell rep is w7124.
The part numbers I saw online are: Manufacturer Part# : XH732
Dell Part# : XH732


Dell does not have any compatible upgrade for my system. I have called around, and due to the ackward placement and shape, finding an upgrade is virtually impossible it seems.

thank you for your help

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Buy a generic case that will accept the power supply you need. Of course you will need to transfer everything from the old case to the new case.

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Well, these are the minimum specs for Age of Conan:

OS: Windows Vista/XP
Processor: 3GHz Pentium IV
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These are the specs of your computer (base):

  • Intel Pentium 4 550 (3.4GHz) Processor
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  • Two 74GB WD SerialATA Hard Drives in RAID0 Drive Array
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Seems to me that you are okay. Would a faster computer be better? Of course. But as you are, the game should play alright. Upgrading to an 8 series Nvidia is worth the change, though.

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