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Hello,
I am trying to decide on a new grphic card. One recomended by the manufacturer (Dell) is the VisionTEK
Radeon HD4650 PCIe 1GB HDMI SFF-Short + Tall
brackets. Another one I am considering is the Evga GeForce® GT 430 1 GB DDR3 PCIe 2.0 Graphics.
Any advice or comments on either card,or are there alterrnates I should consider? Thanks?
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  1. What are your system specs? PSU, CPU, RAM, etc. What res? We will need to know this before we recommend one.
  2. ^+1
    We need some basic facts before we can proceed with helping you

    What resoultion is your monitor?

    Is this going to be a gaming card?What games do you play?
  3. List your full PC specs so that we can decide which GPU is better for you.
  4. Brian_970 said:
    Hello,
    I am trying to decide on a new grphic card. One recomended by the manufacturer (Dell) is the VisionTEK
    Radeon HD4650 PCIe 1GB HDMI SFF-Short + Tall
    brackets. Another one I am considering is the Evga GeForce® GT 430 1 GB DDR3 PCIe 2.0 Graphics.
    Any advice or comments on either card,or are there alterrnates I should consider? Thanks?



    Dell Dimension E510,year:2007
    Windows 7 Home Premium

    Processor Intel(R) Pentium(R) D CPU 3.00GHz
    Speed 2.99 Ghz
    Cache size 4096 Kb

    System type 32-bit Operating System
    3072 Mb Memory (3X1GB),4MB is the maximum allowed(4-slots)
    Video Adaptors: Radeon X300/X550/X1050 Series (Microsoft Corporation - WDDM) 32Mb

    Display Dell 1907FP(Digital)
    Resolution: 1280x1024(recommended)

    305 Watt Power supply
  5. HostileDonut said:
    What are your system specs? PSU, CPU, RAM, etc. What res? We will need to know this before we recommend one.


    I posted the information
  6. purple stank said:
    ^+1
    We need some basic facts before we can proceed with helping you

    What resoultion is your monitor?

    Is this going to be a gaming card?What games do you play?


    I posted the information.It is not for a gaming card, just trying to improve computer preformance a little
  7. Best answer
    Well since you have a Dell PSU you won't have to upgrade that to use a lower end card.I would reccomend getting the 5670.It use's the same amount of power as the GT430 but it's 3 times faster.

    MSI 5670 $95=$85 after MIR + $5 Shipping

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127528&cm_re=5670-_-14-127-528-_-Product

    I totally forgot to ask you what your budget is for this upgrade.I'm not even sure if the 5670 is in your budget or not.
  8. Another vote for the hd5670.
  9. purple stank said:
    Well since you have a Dell PSU you won't have to upgrade that to use a lower end card.I would reccomend getting the 5670.It use's the same amount of power as the GT430 but it's 3 times faster.

    MSI 5670 $95=$85 after MIR + $5 Shipping

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127528&cm_re=5670-_-14-127-528-_-Product

    I totally forgot to ask you what your budget is for this upgrade.I'm not even sure if the 5670 is in your budget or not.


    The high end was around $140. and the Evga was around $60.Your card was within that range.

    On a second conversation with Dell, tech support said "Best cards that work with this system(Dell E510) are NVidia, GeForce 6800 PCI-E x16, 256MB," & "ATI Radeon X300 SE, 128MB, With DVI-VGA-TV Outs, PCI-E, MRMGA8" and when I asked about a 1GB card they said"1 GB would need more power and the system would need an upgraded power supply."I searched for the cards they mentioned, but was unable to find them.
  10. Brian_970 said:
    The high end was around $140. and the Evga was around $60.Your card was within that range.

    On a second conversation with Dell, tech support said "Best cards that work with this system(Dell E510) are NVidia, GeForce 6800 PCI-E x16, 256MB," & "ATI Radeon X300 SE, 128MB, With DVI-VGA-TV Outs, PCI-E, MRMGA8" and when I asked about a 1GB card they said"1 GB would need more power and the system would need an upgraded power supply."I searched for the cards they mentioned, but was unable to find them.

    Screw Dell, they don't know what they are talking about. You are fine with a 1gb hd5670.
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  12. Brian_970 said:
    Thanks

    No problem! ;)
  13. By the way, normally trust dell, they are just wrong there.
  14. Agree with Hostile, Dell can't be trusted much. I guy, whom I know of, had a problem ( very minor problem ) and DELL asked for a 80$ for it to be fixed.
  15. You couldn't find the cards they sugested because they are over 5 years old.No one even sells them anymore.
    And no you don't have to upgrade your power supply for this new card.Dell makes mostly reliable PSU's so they can handle the load of a 5670 or simlilar.
  16. Best answer selected by BRIAN_970.
  17. Brian_970 said:
    Hello,
    I am trying to decide on a new grphic card. One recomended by the manufacturer (Dell) is the VisionTEK
    Radeon HD4650 PCIe 1GB HDMI SFF-Short + Tall
    brackets. Another one I am considering is the Evga GeForce® GT 430 1 GB DDR3 PCIe 2.0 Graphics.
    Any advice or comments on either card,or are there alterrnates I should consider? Thanks?


    Ad an update to the MSI R5670 that was recomended:
    MSI stated that the R5670 card Recommended is 400Watts + and that they are not sure on the space available in the Dell E510 whether or not the R5670 card will fit or have adequate cooling to run correctly.
  18. All GPU companies (MSI/Asus,etc.) overstate the actual power supply requirements because of power supply companies that use very cheap parts and don't actually diliever the power that they say they do.The 5670 itself doesn't use more than 90watts which is plenty for the rest of your PC.

    The 5670 isn't a huge card and as long as you don't have any other cards in there you shouldn't have any airflow problems.
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