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WHAT GRAHPICS CARD SHOULD I GET FOR MY DELL INSPIRON 531S

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May 30, 2010 3:24:26 PM

Hello there guys i currently own a dell inspiron 531s and i wanna uupgrade graphics card but dont know how to go by it. likr for example i dont know which one will fit and if i need to upgrade power and if i do which one will fit etc etc my specs are

AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core Pro 5600+ 2.90 GHZ
2 gig RAM currently running ATI Radeon HD 2400

any suggestion would be excelent
cheers everyone
June 1, 2010 6:57:08 AM

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The best card you can put in is an HD5570, which is ~4 times performance of the 2400.

if that is the case then what power supply do i need since i only have 250w and its a low profile machine if i do upgrade power can you suggest any to me?
thanks dude its great appreciated
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June 1, 2010 7:16:34 AM

About your case, is it mini/micro ATX?
With HD5570, you will be fine with 250W PSU, no need to worry.
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June 1, 2010 7:26:29 AM

how do i find out if its a mini or a micro atx?
June 1, 2010 7:28:37 AM

im oretty sure its Micro-ATX Motherboard

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June 1, 2010 8:00:53 AM
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yes, you will need a low profile card, HD5570 is a low profile card, single slot, and will not consumes much power, you will be fine with that card since you only has 250W.
June 1, 2010 9:09:37 AM

hey for future reference how can i find out what motherboard i got? like mini or micro
June 1, 2010 9:13:29 AM

Best answer selected by dannyboy147.
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June 1, 2010 9:41:40 AM

Just a piece of advice, next time you build a computer, make sure you choose a normal ATX motherboard also normal ATX case, so you have a plenty room for upgrade and good airflow inside the case, surely it helps cooling down the temps inside the case... :) 

Normal ATX case= can add many things inside, better airflow, less heat.
Don't buy a prebuild computer like the one you have now, you can always build your own computer...
June 1, 2010 9:59:06 AM

i have been thinking about building a computer for a while im a carpenter by trade and its just pretty much research and learn .... if i were to build one where would i start ?
June 1, 2010 9:59:38 AM

with out being ripped off or dodgy products
a c 189 U Graphics card
June 1, 2010 10:08:51 AM

If you need advices then just ask on this forums, surely the members of Toms will help you... :) 

the first thing you should prepare is money...
yes money...
All of components that you want to buy are depend on how much do you want to spend...
June 1, 2010 10:10:32 AM

ok well i wanna get a gaming computer for about $2000australian
a c 189 U Graphics card
June 1, 2010 10:20:04 AM

well, this thread is already out of the topic... :) 
You better start with a new thread and ask people here...

We don't want Moderators closing this thread... :p 
June 1, 2010 10:36:07 AM

cheers mate this is the first thread i ever started
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June 1, 2010 10:45:29 AM

Don't mind it...
If you need help again, just ask on this forum, we will be happy to help you... :) 
February 26, 2011 10:14:31 PM

Hi, I would like some assistance (please). I own a Dell Inspiron 531s and I don't know what type of graphics card I should buy. (I want to run photoshop CS3) My operation system is 32 bit with an AMD Athlon 64 x2 Dual Core Processor. And I am upgrading my RAM (1GB) to 3GB. In your opinion, which graphics card will work best?
February 27, 2011 2:16:11 AM

HD 5570 its no expensive and you can run HDMI through it its brilliant for low profile and easy to install
February 27, 2011 4:48:03 PM

dannyboy147 said:
HD 5570 its no expensive and you can run HDMI through it its brilliant for low profile and easy to install


Thank you.
July 27, 2011 10:52:39 PM

dannyboy147 said:
HD 5570 its no expensive and you can run HDMI through it its brilliant for low profile and easy to install

hey how is that graphics card running now in the 531s ? im about to fo the same in mine
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