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I have a dell 530's which graphics card do i go for?

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May 11, 2009 11:18:35 PM

i have a dell inspiron 530's

duel cpu E2180 @ 2.00GHz 2.00GHz

2GB of ram

vista 32bit

psu 250W


+3.3V | +5V | +12V | -12 | +5VSB

11A | 18A | 17A | 0.3A | 2A



im thinking about getting a 9600GT 512MB low profile card but im not sure ill be able to run it with my PSU can anyone help?



also if i cant run the 9600 i was thinking about going for the GeForce 9500 GT low profile card.....is it the best im going to get with my PSU?




any help is hugely appreciated. thanks xx

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May 12, 2009 12:34:47 AM

Another option would be HD4650 in low profile not at all power hungry.
May 12, 2009 10:20:48 AM

thanks but i need a card that will run Left 4 dead on med to high with nop problems...
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May 12, 2009 10:21:56 AM

and im really interested in the 9600
May 12, 2009 10:22:01 AM

and im really interested in the 9600
a b U Graphics card
May 12, 2009 10:54:15 AM

You would need to upgrade your PSU to run any 9600GT.
May 12, 2009 3:51:15 PM

Do you have the slim version of the Inspiron 530? Is that why you want a low profile card? If so, the low profile 4650 is a pretty good suggestion. It is not as powerful as the 9600GT but is much better than the 9500GT.
May 12, 2009 4:54:13 PM

ok so the 4650 is my best bet then? and yeah its a slim case.
May 12, 2009 4:54:42 PM

thanks 4 the help guys but im still not sure what to do should i just go for the 4650?
September 30, 2009 7:38:35 AM

I had the same problem (needed a proper video card for an Inspiron 530S, though mine has a little more under the hood*). And I went with the Sapphire low-profile 4650, and am just thrilled to death with it. It was only $55 (http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductReview.aspx?Item=N...), runs off the installed 250W PSU without strain, runs cool and quiet, and eats up games. Installing it was a matter of downloading the latest drivers from the ATI site and popping the card in.

I can play L4D on high no problem. Also COD4 & 5, Mercs 2 on high at 1440x1050 and getting 30+ fps, etc.

* Mine has the Core 2 Duo E8400 w/ 3GBs. But read the reviews and see how it does on systems more like yours. (There're 91 reviews, and a majority of the purchasers seem to have been looking for a good card to fit a slim factor, off-the-shelf Dell, etc. And found it. But look for yourself.)
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