I have an OptiPlex (Mini-Tower version) with these specs:
- Intel® Core™ i7 Processor 860 / 2.80GHz, 8M
- 8GB (4x2GB) NECC DDR3 1333MHz SDRAM Memory
- 1 GB NVIDIA GeForce GT330, 1 DP & 1 DVI, 1 DP-DVI 1 dongle(Full Height)
The remaining specs are as detailed here.
I would like to upgrade the 1 GB NVIDIA GeForce GT330 to a NVIDIA GT 440. The specifications on Nvidia for the GT330 and the GT440 say they both need the same 300W PSU, so I'm guessing this shouldn't be a problem.
I'm wondering if I can simply replace the 330 with the 440? One issue is I can't upgrade the PSU for a higher end card because I hear Dell uses non-standard pin connectors. The other is the 440 is a dual-slot card whereas the 330 is single-slot. Not sure if space would be enough.
NB: The main reason for this upgrade is for decent dual-monitor setup and some gaming.