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Dell inspiron 530 video upgrade

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May 13, 2009 8:59:21 PM

i would like any info on graphic card upgrades without changing psu

i have a dell inspiron 530:
e8300 core 2 duo
3g of 800mhz ddr2
500g hd
pci express 1 wireless n adapter
32 bit vista home premium

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May 13, 2009 10:10:08 PM

HD 4670, 4650.
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May 13, 2009 10:19:20 PM

The PSU is only 305W if I'm not mistaken.
May 13, 2009 10:33:36 PM

OP just to let you know...if you plan on gaming above 1280x1024 than any of these cards will be very underpowered..
May 13, 2009 11:32:46 PM

Its for sure the 530 and not the 530s (slimine) right?
May 14, 2009 1:09:11 AM

AKM880 said:
Its for sure the 530 and not the 530s (slimine) right?

it is the 530 and the psu is 300w.
my monitor is a samsung 2253lw if that helps.
thanks to all for the knowledge
May 14, 2009 2:17:01 AM

You are going to want to go with ATLEAST a 4850 since your resolution is so high....most likely it will require a power supply upgrade...

Or the GTS 250 is another option...it is equal to the 4850...

You may not want to change the psu but to get anything in there that will allow you to play at your default resolution with the settings not all on medium than the 4850 or gts 250 are your best bets...you will also want to overclock them to push that extra performance out of em
a b U Graphics card
May 14, 2009 2:19:30 AM

What will you be using the card for?
May 14, 2009 2:24:37 AM

edeawillrule said:
What will you be using the card for?

I would hope this is for gaming...most will list if its an htpc....
May 14, 2009 2:25:46 AM

edeawillrule said:
What will you be using the card for?

i will be using to watch dvd's and streaming netflix
a b U Graphics card
May 14, 2009 2:31:19 AM

In that case the 4670 would probably be sufficient.
I don't think you would need anything stronger since you're not using it for gaming.
But you might actually want something weaker like a 4650 or 4550.