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Dell c521 Ugrade Help!-Desperate

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April 8, 2009 1:04:33 AM

I've got a Dell c521 and I wanted to upgrade a few things.
I wanted to upgrade my video card, but i found out that my power supply is about 280 watts or something like that.
I want:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150322

But there is a 350 watt min on it.

Is there anyway i can upgrade my power supply?
Also, would you suggest any other video card, I dont want to spend over $80 on it.

Another thing, i really want to upgrade my RAM, the motherboard has four slots, but i dont know what it will accept, i also dont know how much each slot will take(max of 4gb), 1gig in each or 2 in 2...HELP.... I believe it is DDR2 but im not sure, there are 2 different types.
a b ) Power supply
a b U Graphics card
April 8, 2009 2:34:45 AM

@ Single Entendre

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Is there anyway i can upgrade my power supply?



Well you can pull the guts from the Dell case and transfer it all to a case you can decently upgrade, because the only power supplies I tracked down for your present case were 300W max available.

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Another thing, i really want to upgrade my RAM, the motherboard has four slots, but i dont know what it will accept, i also dont know how much each slot will take(max of 4gb), 1gig in each or 2 in 2...HELP.... I believe it is DDR2 but im not sure, there are 2 different types.


It uses DDR2 533mhz (PC2 4200) > 4G total capacity = 4 slots X 1G per slot
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