I have a dell insperon 530s, and I know there have been quite a few topics on a video card for the 530s, but they are all older And after attempting to figure out what gpu is for me I feel like I'm going in circles. So I decided to make an account just to ask this
Like I said it's a insperon 530s (so low pro card), 250w max power supply.
Any help would be appreciated.
Oh yeah forgot to mention budget is roughly 50-90 dollars.
Dell rates their supplies at CONTINUOS WATTAGE
not max wattage like most aftermarket PSU makers
I run a HD 5670 on a Dell 280w with no problems
and have also ran a HD 4650 on the same PSU
I have ran Furmark GPU stress and at the same time ran Prime95 with
a OCd E4500 at 2.93 (yes you can Overclock some Dells) with
the HD 5670 OCd for over a half hour in a 75f room with no problems
I recommend the following low profile cards
Sapphire HD 4650 low pro
MSI HD 5670 low pro (careful it is a wide card with the dual fan assembly
make sure you have clearance around your PCI-E slot)
also a HD 4670 and a GT 240 are also decent choices
the HD 5670 is the most powerful card made in low pro
with no external power connector
My Dell Optiplex 745 with the HD 5670 plays
Crysis Warhead at 1920x1080 at Gamer settings
Bioshock 2 at 1920x1080 at high settings no AA
Left 4 dead 2 at 1920x1080 high settings with AA
Far Cry 2 at 1920x1080 at high settings
runs real quiet and cool
DONT pay attention to people who have no experience with Dells
Just FYI a HD 5670 is max 64watt power usage
250w is a little low
I have read about HD 5670 running on low wattage supplies
Radeon HD 5670 (Redwood) 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 $79.99 to $129.99
Core Clock: 775mhz
Stream Processors: 400
Effective Memory Clock: 4000 MHz
Power Consumption at Idle: 15 watts
Power Consumption at Full Load: 64 watts http://images17.newegg.com/is/imag [...] TS?$S180W$
•Recommended is a 400 watt PSU to run this card no 6 pin connectors required this card. You will have no problems running on a 300 to 350watt PSU. 500 watt PSU is reccommended to crossfire this card you could get away with using 450 watt no problem.
•Recommended 30 Amps on the 12 volt rail for single card and 41 Amps for crossfire but this card will run on units with as little as 25 Amps on 12 volt rail.