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Need help upgrading my Dell Inspiron 530s

Last response: in Graphics & Displays
February 22, 2010 12:59:20 AM


I bought this Dell Inspiron 530s from Dell 2-3 years ago. I didn't know what I was buying which was a very stupid mistake. I want to upgrade pretty much everything in it. My absolute main goal is my RAM and Video card. My current card is:

Card name: ATI Radeon HD 2400 PRO
Manufacturer: ATI Technologies Inc.
Chip type: ATI Radeon Graphics Processor (0x94C3)
DAC type: Internal DAC(400MHz)
Device Key: Enum\PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_94C3&SUBSYS_04021028&REV_00
Display Memory: 1012 MB
Dedicated Memory: 245 MB
Shared Memory: 767 MB
Current Mode: 1024 x 768 (32 bit) (60Hz)

I want something to play new games like Left 4 Dead 2, Napoleon: Total War and Mass Effect 2.

I am looking at the Radeon HD 4650 512MB 128-bit GDDR2, but I highly dought it would even fit into the slot.

The other card I am looking at is the Radeon HD 3450 Video Card - 512MB DDR2 :

This is the one I want to know if it would fit. I have the default power supply that came with the computer, so I do not know if I need a more powerful one. Please please help somone who has no idea what to do. Thank you in advance.
a c 235 U Graphics card
February 22, 2010 1:27:43 AM

the 4650 or any other low profile will fit in your PC, plus that 4650 you linked needs little power

double up your ram also, get 2MB of DDR2 800mhz
February 22, 2010 2:07:18 AM

Is there any other model that is better for my computer without a power change?
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a c 235 U Graphics card
February 22, 2010 2:15:07 AM

no, you have a 250w PSU
a b U Graphics card
March 7, 2010 12:49:53 AM

I'm taking some tips from delluser, he answered my problems before. On Newegg there is a 300W Seasonic PSU for TFX or something close to it. Anyway delluser told me to upgrade to this if I need to, I haven't tried it yet but just to let you know. This 300W should supply power for youe 4670 and maybe even the 5570.