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Can I put a radeon 4890 in a dell inspiron 530

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June 24, 2009 6:57:09 PM

Hey Fellas/Ladies, this is my maiden voyage on the forums here. I have a Dell Inspiron 530 (specs are below) that I am wanting to upgrade my video card, power supply and ram. I have kinda decided on a single Radeon 4890. I am pretty sure it will physically fit in my case. I just want to make sure that there won't be any kind of data bottleneck with the processor or anything else. I know I need a much beefier PSU, i'm planning on getting a 750 watt or so PSU and 2 more gigs of ram, 4 gigs is the max for this machine. Is there anything else that I am not considering? Extra cooling, etc?

IF it does work, should I wait until the end of summer? I mainly play cod4, cod5mw2, source games like tf2 and BF games, like the upcoming 1943 and hopefully bf3? Would it be worth it to wait for some of these games to come out so prices have a chance to fall more? opinions??

Thanks,

Droid :) 


SPECS:

Processor 1 (ID = 0)
Number of cores 4 (max 4)
Number of threads 4 (max 4)
Name Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600
Codename Kentsfield
Specification Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad CPU Q6600 @ 2.40GHz
Package Socket 775 LGA (platform ID = 4h)
CPUID 6.F.B
Extended CPUID 6.F
Core Stepping G0
Technology 65 nm
Core Speed 1596.2 MHz (6.0 x 266.0 MHz)
Rated Bus speed 1064.1 MHz
Stock frequency 2400 MHz
Instructions sets MMX, SSE, SSE2, SSE3, SSSE3, EM64T
L1 Data cache 4 x 32 KBytes, 8-way set associative, 64-byte line size
L1 Instruction cache 4 x 32 KBytes, 8-way set associative, 64-byte line size
L2 cache 2 x 4096 KBytes, 16-way set associative, 64-byte line size
FID/VID Control yes
FID range 6.0x - 9.0x
max VID 1.325 V
Features XD, VT

Northbridge Intel P35/G33/G31 rev. A2
Southbridge Intel 82801IR (ICH9R) rev. 02
Graphic Interface PCI-Express
PCI-E Link Width x16
PCI-E Max Link Width x16
Memory Type DDR2
Memory Size 2048 MBytes
Channels Dual (Symmetric)
Memory Frequency 399.1 MHz (2:3)
CAS# 6.0
RAS# to CAS# 6
RAS# Precharge 6
Cycle Time (tRAS) 18
Command Rate 2T

Memory type DDR2
Module format Regular UDIMM
Manufacturer (ID) Hyundai Electronics (AD00000000000000)
Size 1024 MBytes
Max bandwidth PC2-6400 (400 MHz)
Part number HYMP112U64CP8-S6
Serial number 0000203E
Manufacturing date Week 52/Year 07

Attributes
Number of banks 1
Data width 64 bits
Correction None
Nominal Voltage 1.80 Volts
EPP no
XMP no

Timings table
Frequency (MHz) 266 333 400
CAS# 4.0 5.0 6.0
RAS# to CAS# delay 4 5 6
RAS# Precharge 4 5 6
TRAS 12 15 18
TRC 16 20 24

DIMM #2

General
Memory type DDR2
Module format Regular UDIMM
Manufacturer (ID) Hyundai Electronics (AD00000000000000)
Size 1024 MBytes
Max bandwidth PC2-6400 (400 MHz)
Part number HYMP112U64CP8-S6
Serial number 00004045
Manufacturing date Week 52/Year 07

Attributes
Number of banks 1
Data width 64 bits
Correction None
Nominal Voltage 1.80 Volts
EPP no
XMP no

Timings table
Frequency (MHz) 266 333 400
CAS# 4.0 5.0 6.0
RAS# to CAS# delay 4 5 6
RAS# Precharge 4 5 6
TRAS 12 15 18
TRC 16 20 24

Mainboard Model 0FM586 (0x166 - 0x5206C0)

LPCIO
-----------------------------------------------------
Vendor ITE
Model IT8718
Vendor ID 0x90
Chip ID 0x8718
Revision ID 0x3
Config Mode I/O address 0x2E

Bios vendor Dell Inc.
version 1.0.12
date 03/01/2008

June 24, 2009 7:06:54 PM

The card is just under 12" long according to the Diamond site, so check with tape measure to ensure it will fit.
You might want to back off a little on the PSU: 550-600W from a good maker would be plenty: Look for Corsair, Seasonic, OCZ, Antec or Pc Power and Cooling.
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