Dell Inspiron 530 Dual Monitors

I have a Dell Inspiron 530 and I want to connect two monitors to it. This is a mini tower, not a slim line case. I only have the OEM 300 watt power supply. Are there any suitable video cards that I can install that will work with my existing 300 watt power supply to run two monitors? This is for web surfing, not gaming. I recently upgraded the RAM on this and I sort of have the "bug" to do other upgrades.
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  1. Jim1348 said:
    I have a Dell Inspiron 530 and I want to connect two monitors to it. This is a mini tower, not a slim line case. I only have the OEM 300 watt power supply. Are there any suitable video cards that I can install that will work with my existing 300 watt power supply to run two monitors? This is for web surfing, not gaming. I recently upgraded the RAM on this and I sort of have the "bug" to do other upgrades.


    I ended up buying an ASUS EAH5450SILENT/DI512MD2/LP 512MB DDR2 Video Card last night. It was recommended on the 4 all memory web site and had a pretty reasonable price, plus a rebate on top of it. It seems to work just fine on my Dell Inspiron 530.


    http://www.4allmemory.com/video-card/dell-inspiron-530/
  2. I'm trying to do the same thing, but have only the one port for monitor 1. Do I need a splitter as well as the new card?

    My specs: Intel G33/G31 Express Chipset Family
  3. chemicoons

    a video card will usually have 2 to 3 outputs
    just need to match up to the outputs on your monitors

    you wont need a splitter with a video card that has multiple outputs
    try to get a card that has outputs to match your monitors

    the HD 5450 that Jim picked was a great choice for a multimonitor
    non-gaming card

    under $40 on Newegg
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&DEPA=0&Order=BESTMATCH&Description=hd+5450
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