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amd athlon(tm) 64 processor 3200+ 2.00 ghz
installed ram 3.00gb
nvidia geforce 6150le im trying to get a new graphics card but idk what to buy pls help!!!!!! i play world of warcraft mainly dell dimension e521
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  1. honestly you do for a new pc but if you must i suggest something like a hd 7770 or gtx 650
  2. and most likely a new psu cuz those dell done come with a pci-x power dongle
  3. Looks like someone has hit the point of no return. ... gotta buy a new computer.
  4. will the hd 7770 or gtx 650 support my computer?
  5. if you have a pcie slot and your power supply is 450 watts (for the 650) and 500W for the 7770....and has the PCIe power connectors needed
  6. thats why i posted all my stats not sure of the watts but i do have a pcie slot, i'll pay like 200 bucks for a good graphics card im really desperate
  7. not a hundred percent but the numbers i am seeing say it has a psu of 305 watts...not enough...you need a new psu for a new graphics card.
  8. would this evga geforce 8600 gt work? i just wanna upgade a graphics card even slightly for the moment i don't wanna buy a processor too
  9. nope still needs 350w for 8600 gt
  10. so there is 0 upgrading?
  11. itakemolly said:
    so there is 0 upgrading?


    without a new power supply...your pretty stuck. try building your own when you can afford it. you get more bang for your buck and can avoid issues like this down the line when u upgrade.
  12. can i buy a cheap psu? and a graphics card? i don't even know how to install a psu
  13. do i need to buy a processor too?
  14. Since you play World of Warcraft, you don't need to spend much money on a gpu. However, your desktop is 5 years old and comes with an extremely low PSU.

    Even the cheapest GPUs ...8400...require 350W.

    You could build a computer that would play WoW really fast for $400 (without OS and monitor).
  15. how do i find out how many watts my computer has?
  16. u said u werent 100% i was also told they updated the e521 i bought mine in 2003 i think
  17. itakemolly said:
    u said u werent 100% i was also told they updated the e521 i bought mine in 2003 i think



    i wasn't, but i spent a long time getting sure for you. at first i only could find replacements which is where i got my first reply for a number...i finally found a user manual for your make and model...so know we know its what you have. on the up side i did see some PSU as high as 600W that are compatable replacement PSUs. thoughall are from Ebay so not certain of quality.

    like this one
    http://compare.ebay.com/like/190617029529?var=lv&ltyp=AllFixedPriceItemTypes&var=sbar
  18. and no pci-x power...you need a psu.

    maybe a 7750 might work.
  19. my computer does have a pci i think, 7770 is what that other guy told me but i don't know if my cpu would suport it
  20. would i be able to buy any graphic card with a updated power supply as the one u linked?
  21. appreciate the help greatly btw.
  22. again i don't know the quality of it but from a wattage stand point yes you can.
  23. sorry for the lame question because is watt and power supply /processor the same?
  24. i see y people say just buy a new computer, my cpu while playing the game is like 90-100 i would need to replace the processor, but in order to get a graphics card i would need to buy a power supply? am i getting this right? the power supply has no effect on my cpu?
  25. there are no lame questions my friend.....processor is your cpu. it lies on the motherboard acting as the brain. to get power to it u just cant plug it to the wall it needs to be divided in a careful way. thats the power supply. it routes the power that all your components need using the different cords on the power supply unit. psu. the power has to be limited or increased to these parts. the power meaning watts. only a very certain amount of watts are distributed by the power supply to (in this case) a graphics processing unit. gpu. now if you have less than the amount of watts the gpu needs, it wont work. voila! now amps on the other hand......
  26. itakemolly said:
    i see y people say just buy a new computer, my cpu while playing the game is like 90-100 i would need to replace the processor, but in order to get a graphics card i would need to buy a power supply? am i getting this right? the power supply has no effect on my cpu?


    the PSU only powers your cpu...it will not make it faster. all the PSU upgrade does is allow you to install a better graphics card, nothing else. that is why most people are telling you to buy/build a new system because your cpu is underpowered. if you can afford a new build, do that, if not upgrade the psu and graphics. those are your options.
  27. is that the best psu option i have? can u give me a good graphics card with i can get also? people listed the 7770 and 7750 does it matter whcih brand i get?
  28. i love u guys, thanks for the help once again.. im gonna build my pc soon
  29. itakemolly said:
    is that the best psu option i have? can u give me a good graphics card with i can get also? people listed the 7770 and 7750 does it matter whcih brand i get?


    its the best i saw but you can search google yourself to see if you find better.

    as for brand card...no not at all. go for the 7770, yeah your bottlenecking it (anything u put is being bottle-necked though) but you could carry it over when you do a new build.
  30. itakemolly said:
    i love u guys, thanks for the help once again.. im gonna build my pc soon


    dont forget to choose best answer.
  31. last question, i put in my service tag and its giving me multiple cards i can buy, i assume my computer is being analized by them? should i just ignore these many options? http://accessories.us.dell.com/sna/category.aspx?category_id=7602&c=us&l=en&s=dhs&cs=19&mfgpid=184892&chassisid=8245&Tab=Parts&stype=2
  32. itakemolly said:
    last question, i put in my service tag and its giving me multiple cards i can buy, i assume my computer is being analized by them? should i just ignore these many options? http://accessories.us.dell.com/sna/category.aspx?category_id=7602&c=us&l=en&s=dhs&cs=19&mfgpid=184892&chassisid=8245&Tab=Parts&stype=2


    ignore no...if there is one you like then get it...personally i would not buy a graphics card from dell. I would go to newgg.com for that.
  33. also i see many notes in furoms claiming dual slot cards won't work on that dell model. open your case and make sure you have room for a dual slot card other wise you need to get a single slot card. if you need more help i am happy to give it!
  34. hell prolly only have a pci-e x1 solution....so no. cant imagine that a dell has a sli x16 setup.lol
  35. ARICH5 said:
    hell prolly only have a pci-e x1 solution....so no. cant imagine that a dell has a sli x16 setup.lol


    no he said he checked and has a 16x slot...my question was and is does he have a vacent slot below it so dual slot cards will fit.
  36. hey guys its me again lol, if i upgrade AMD Athlon X2 7850 - 2.8GHz Dual-Core and nvidia geforce 8600 or 8800 gts what power supply would i need? would i need to update bios ? would it work?
  37. my motherboards dell OCT103 version A03
  38. as long as you have a 400w or better you can do either on those with that cpu. i have seen other furom posts with that cpu in your mother board so it should work...but yes update your bios first to be safe.
  39. atomicWAR said:
    ARICH5 said:
    hell prolly only have a pci-e x1 solution....so no. cant imagine that a dell has a sli x16 setup.lol


    no he said he checked and has a 16x slot...my question was and is does he have a vacent slot below it so dual slot cards will fit.


    i meant he has the one x16 and a x1. not 2 x16 for sli
  40. ARICH5 said:
    atomicWAR said:
    ARICH5 said:
    hell prolly only have a pci-e x1 solution....so no. cant imagine that a dell has a sli x16 setup.lol


    no he said he checked and has a 16x slot...my question was and is does he have a vacent slot below it so dual slot cards will fit.


    i meant he has the one x16 and a x1. not 2 x16 for sli



    yeah i caught that but when i was surfing to research his sytem to help out i heard some (not all) forums post by others said they could only take a single slot gpu. so a quick look in his case would be useful.
  41. friend just told me my motherboard has 453 pin for the cpu, so that processor i was gonna buy wont work is this true?
  42. 7850 has 940pins
  43. Best answer
    itakemolly said:
    friend just told me my motherboard has 453 pin for the cpu, so that processor i was gonna buy wont work is this true?


    yeah no go wrong pin count/ socket
  44. thanks guys, uve been big help i wish i had the money to buy a new computer =(
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