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What graphics card can I install?

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June 15, 2009 12:05:38 AM

Hi everyone, i need your help figuring out what card I can fit in my crappy Dell without having to upgrade the PSU or mobo. Below are the PC's stats from a dell site scan, and the PSU is a 300 watt unit from the factory. I'm am new at this so I don't know if this PSU has the right connectors for a modern graphics card (everything is SATA, in case that makes a difference). I was hoping to use a Radeon 4770 or 4870 but the more I read, the less like it seems that anything that advanced will work on my PC. Any suggestions? I appreciate any tips, thanks!

Inspiron 530
General
Windows VersionMicrosoft® Windows Vista™ Home Premium
Processor
ModelIntel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU E6550 @ 2.33GHz
Hard Drive
Drive Size Free Space Utilized
C:455.71 Gb 219.4 Gb 52 %

D:10 Gb 5.9 Gb 41 %

E:455.72 Gb 172.06 Gb 62 %

F:10 Gb 3.09 Gb 69 %


Video Adapters
Model Memory
NVIDIA GeForce 8300 GS128 Mb

Memory
Total 3072 Mb
Available 63 %

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June 15, 2009 12:53:26 AM

Your best option is probably a ATI 4650 or 4670. NO WAY can you run a ATI 4770 or 4850/4870 without upgrading PSU.
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