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April 1, 2013 12:43:07 PM

I need a 300w, low-profile graphics card for my Inpsiron 531s.
Specs:
Processor: AMD Athlon (tm) 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 4400+ 2.30 GHz
RAM: 3 GB
System Type: 32-bit
System Model: Inspiron 531s
BIOS Version: Dell Inc. 1.0.6
a c 85 U Graphics card
April 1, 2013 12:50:42 PM

Why does it have to be 512mb?

Your best bet, without knowing anything else about your computer, is going to be a 7750.
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April 1, 2013 12:53:27 PM

DarkSable said:
Why does it have to be 512mb?

Your best bet, without knowing anything else about your computer, is going to be a 7750.


I don't know :p 
And what do you mean 7750?
Like a Radeon 7750?
If you meant that, that wouldn't work at ALL.
"400W (or greater) power supply recommended"
"Minimum 4GB of system memory"
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a c 85 U Graphics card
April 1, 2013 12:56:59 PM

SlimT said:

And what do you mean 7750?
Like a Radeon 7750?
If you meant that, that wouldn't work at ALL.
"400W (or greater) power supply recommended"
"Minimum 4GB of system memory"


I do, in fact, mean a Radeon 7750, and yes, it would work just fine. It's not like a graphics card is going to say it can't work because you don't have enough RAM, and as for the power draw, well... you aren't going to find anything that's GOT a lighter power draw than a 7750.

I would recommend you pick one up and try it - if it doesn't work, then it doesn't work, but any other option is going to be old enough that it'll be rare, which means it will be very, expensive... and will perform way worse anyways.
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April 1, 2013 1:04:34 PM

DarkSable said:
SlimT said:

And what do you mean 7750?
Like a Radeon 7750?
If you meant that, that wouldn't work at ALL.
"400W (or greater) power supply recommended"
"Minimum 4GB of system memory"


I do, in fact, mean a Radeon 7750, and yes, it would work just fine. It's not like a graphics card is going to say it can't work because you don't have enough RAM, and as for the power draw, well... you aren't going to find anything that's GOT a lighter power draw than a 7750.

I would recommend you pick one up and try it - if it doesn't work, then it doesn't work, but any other option is going to be old enough that it'll be rare, which means it will be very, expensive... and will perform way worse anyways.


Actually, the computer will crash because I don't have enough RAM for the graphics card.
And by the way, my computer has an integrated graphics card, look up Inspiron 531s.
"I would recommend you pick one up and try it - if it doesn't work, then it doesn't work", I'm not rich. And If it doesn't work, I would waste my money, losing money.
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April 1, 2013 1:07:30 PM

DarkSable said:
well... you aren't going to find anything that's GOT a lighter power draw than a 7750.

I would recommend you pick one up and try it - if it doesn't work, then it doesn't work, but any other option is going to be old enough that it'll be rare, which means it will be very, expensive... and will perform way worse anyways.


Just found one: http://www.amazon.com/PNY-GeForce-PCI-Express-Graphics-...

I don't want to get it though, I don't know the specs of that.
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April 1, 2013 1:11:31 PM

SlimT said:
Actually, the computer will crash because I don't have enough RAM for the graphics card.

And by the way, my computer has an integrated graphics card, look up Inspiron 531s.


Listen, I'm trying to help - there's no need to get snobby. No, your computer won't crash - the graphics card has nothing to do with RAM, a 7750 will work perfectly. (Why would they make prebuilts with 2GB of ram and a 7750 if that weren't the case?)

As for your computer having integrated graphics, uhm... what does that have to do with what we're talking about?

SlimT said:
"I would recommend you pick one up and try it - if it doesn't work, then it doesn't work", I'm not rich. And If it doesn't work, I would waste my money, losing money.


...There is this process you may have heard of called 'returning something.' It's pretty easy - all that would happen is you would be down the cost of shipping, which is about $5, depending on where you live.
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April 1, 2013 1:13:04 PM

SlimT said:
Just found one: http://www.amazon.com/PNY-GeForce-PCI-Express-Graphics-...

I don't want to get it though, I don't know the specs of that.


Even though it's "recommended" minimum power draw is more than that of a 240, the 7750 will draw much less power and put much less strain on your system.

It's also less than half the price and more than double the performance of that thing you linked.

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April 2, 2013 2:44:49 PM

Sorry! I was confused of GPU memory and computer physical memory, my bad D:
I'm still not sure about that graphics card because it requires 4 gb minimum and 400w minimum. Plus, it has to be a low profile graphics card.
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a c 85 U Graphics card
April 2, 2013 4:15:26 PM

No worries.

Trust me, you'll be fine - I'm not sure where you're getting the 4GB system ram from, but you don't have to worry about it.

As for the 400w power supply, they're counting really crappy OEM power supplies - they're covering their own asses; I've seen 7750s run on 200w power supplies.

As for low profile cards, there are plenty of low profile 7750s: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
*(That's one of the best ones.)
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April 4, 2013 1:00:22 PM

Thanks!
I got the graphics card you posted, waiting for it though!
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April 4, 2013 3:02:14 PM

SlimT said:
Thanks!
I got the graphics card you posted, waiting for it though!


You checked to make sure it has a display out that matches a display in on your monitor, right?
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April 5, 2013 4:40:46 AM

Yup
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April 5, 2013 4:40:47 AM

What the... I double posted, woops :??: 
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April 5, 2013 4:52:30 AM

I have a PCI-Express x16 slot, will the PCI-Express 3.0 x16 which is the card interface for the one you posted work for my slot?
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April 5, 2013 10:27:27 AM

SlimT said:
I have a PCI-Express x16 slot, will the PCI-Express 3.0 x16 which is the card interface for the one you posted work for my slot?


You want the PCIe 3.0 - 2.0 would work asa well, but PCIe 1.0 (the first one you named) would bottleneck it a little.
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