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=N82E16814102829 I was wondering if that card could run on a 350w psu. If it can't, what card could?
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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.
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.
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.
Oh wow. The HD4670 does seem better. Thanks for the help i cant wait to get that card.
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.
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
Almost all games at 1280X1024.
See this latest article which compares 4670 with some of more expensive cards: