- Feb 2, 2012
Just a simple poll to get an idea on how many members will be getting the new X51 system. Please post about why you are or why you are not getting it.
Never though about that...If you could get a GTX580 in there with good cooling, I would get one in a second. But like you said, the power supply is the problem. I have an EVGA GTX580 3GB card in my custom built desktop and it runs very cool in general. The fan barely runs above 50%. I use to have the 1.5GB card and that fan would sound like a jet engine. I'm guessing the 3GB card is less strained when I game on my Dell 30".I wonder if the motherboard has a eeprom that only let you use Dell's proprietary bricks.
I just posted the video in a new thread here: http://www.alienowners.com/showthread.php/122-Alienware-X51-Video-Card-Upgrade-VideoA GTX 560 will work, Dell/Alienware have an official video upgrading the X51 with a GTX 560
The only issue with that vid is that they neglected to show any tests or results. I want to know if that card will run completely stable in that machine. It probably will, but I appreciate all the info I can get my hands on.I just posted the video in a new thread here: http://www.alienowners.com/showthread.php/122-Alienware-X51-Video-Card-Upgrade-Video