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Posted on 2014-01-02
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My boss has a Dell 620S (slim model) and he's wanting to add a PCI card for a USB 3.0 slot.  He read that since he has a slim model that the power supply may not be able to handle to power the PCI card.  That sounds incorrect to me...thoughts?
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If you've got the slim model, you might have to get a half-height card to accommodate, but the PS should be able to run anything on the PCI bus.  

Now if he wants a souped up video card that requires the extra PCI-E connecters, then no, that won't work, but a PCI/PCI-E USB card shouldn't be too power intensive.
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