Hi everyone. I'm looking for recommendations for a 1 GB graphics card for my 2-3 yr old Dell Inspiron 530 (not the slim one). My power supply is only 300 watt and I'd rather not replace it. I don't play many games - just want to upgrade the graphics to work better with my monitor and for light gaming.
Here are the specs on my Dell Inspiron 530:
CPU: Upgraded to Intel Duo Core E8400
Memory: 3 GB DDR2 PC2-5300 (240 pin)
Power: 300 w
Current graphics: Intel graphics media accelerator G33/G31 Express chipset with max graphics memory of 286 MB
I'd like to get something under $85 if possible that is very easy to install and won't require me to upgrade the power supply.
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DDR5 is faster then DDR3 and substantially faster then DDR2, all will work fine in your PC. If you're playing at a screen resolution of 1680X1050 or lower, the 512MB would be fine i'd only go with the 1GB if i was using 1920X1080 or higher.