Graphics Card for Dell Inspiron 530 w/300 watt PSU
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.
Hi jaguarskx. Do you think the Sapphire HD5670 with 512MB would be a better choice than the Sapphire Radeon HD4650 1 GB?
Hi Dirtmountain. What is the difference between a DDR5 and a DDR3 or DDR2 version?
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.