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January 9, 2011 6:10:51 PM

I have a Dell Vostro 400 that I am looking to upgrade the gpu in. What can I put in for a newer card without changing other components? I was thinking a 4670 or 5670 would those work, or maybe something else? My processor is a E6750@2.66GHZ, RAM is 2GB and OS is Vista 32bit.

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a b U Graphics card
January 9, 2011 7:55:28 PM

is it a slim case?

will it require a low profile card?
January 9, 2011 8:03:46 PM

No, it is the mini tower not the slim.
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a b U Graphics card
January 9, 2011 10:18:03 PM

Whats the PSU? What games do you play? At what res? Budget?
The 5670 sounds great, but make sure your computer can handle it. We need specs.
January 9, 2011 10:50:51 PM

jryan388 said:
Whats the PSU? What games do you play? At what res? Budget?
The 5670 sounds great, but make sure your computer can handle it. We need specs.


The games I play most would be GTA IV and Black Ops. Dell calls the PSU a 300 watt PSU. After reading however it seems they underestimate the PSU it is more like a 400 watt. I know they call for 400 watts for the 5670 but it actually uses less juice than the 8600gts so I assume I would be fine there? My monitor is 22" and 720p. I don't want to spend anymore than $100 on a gpu.
a b U Graphics card
January 10, 2011 3:15:08 AM

Dell PSUs are usually good enough.The most powerful card that I'd put in that rig is the HD 5750.However, just to be on the safe side, its advisable to get the HD 5670.
January 11, 2011 12:33:11 AM

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I agree Tamz_msc.

there are other options but the HD5670 is a single sot nice card for 300-watt Dell psu.



I would be willing to listen to all options.
January 11, 2011 1:02:47 AM

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I was thinking of maybe a slightly older 9800GT (single slot) if you want something that can hit a little harder but it doesn't run dx11; it runs dx10.1.
not a big deal for some but some swear they have to have it..

I wonder if a dual slot gfx card can fit into that case, it's of nice size...?

The 9800 Runs at 105 watts and the 8600gts runs at 75. Do you think I would be pushing the psu too hard with this card?
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