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Radeon HD 4650 with Dell Inspiron 530

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August 11, 2009 5:57:48 AM

I got my Dell inspiron 530 awhile ago and i want to upgrade the video card without upgrading the psu. I dont need anything too high end so i thought that the Radeon HD 4650. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
I was wondering if that card could run on a 350w psu. If it can't, what card could?
a c 130 U Graphics card
August 11, 2009 9:16:11 AM

Hi Welcome to the forums,

That will run easilly, the card you are looking at needs no power leads as it draws all its power from the Motherboard. The power supplies on Dell's are well known around tech forums to be good quality units.

Mactronix :) 
a b U Graphics card
August 11, 2009 9:57:32 AM

Yes it will run for sure.
But for a bit more bucks consider HD4670.It is far better than that card and it will also run on your PSU.
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a b U Graphics card
August 11, 2009 2:12:48 PM

Typically I see HD4650 cards with DDR2 memory, while many 4670's sport ddr3. I agree with shubham that you'll get more life outta the HD4670. The power requirements are similar.
go for it.
August 11, 2009 4:50:53 PM

Oh wow. The HD4670 does seem better. Thanks for the help i cant wait to get that card.
a b U Graphics card
August 11, 2009 5:50:09 PM

See the benchmarks.
Buy the 512mb DDR3 version of 4670. There are some crippled 1GB cards also which are also DDR2.
Also stay away from 1GB ddr3 4670 as that card is not that fast to utilize that much of Graphic ram.Don't waste money on the two mentioned.
August 11, 2009 8:20:46 PM

Ok thanks for the info shubham1401. Just another quick question. What games could i play with this card with the following specs
Processor- Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad CPU Q6600 @ 2.40GHz

Memory - 3.00GB

PSU- 350W
August 12, 2009 12:42:56 AM

Alright then it looks like ill be purchasing the 4670. Thanks for the help.
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