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How do i find compatible video cards for my pc

Hello,
i have a dells inspiron 530s intel based chipset g33 i'm trying to get better graphics but need a card that will fit in my case prefferably without changing my psu
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  1. rough21 said:
    Hello,
    i have a dells inspiron 530s intel based chipset g33 i'm trying to get better graphics but need a card that will fit in my case prefferably without changing my psu


    I thought this was a laptop, but I was wrong. I'd have to see the specs in order to determine what slots you have on your motherboard. If it's capable of PCI-E 1.0 (I doubt 2.0) I think you can still get cards for it, but if it uses AGP you may have to resort to eBay.
  2. Best answer
    You can use a low-profile video card such as the one below with your system:

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102875

    I have 2 of these in small form factor cases using 180w power supplies and I have had no problems at all (using them as HTPCs).
  3. What makes you think it's a laptop. There are also inspiron 530S desktops i believe.
    How much watt is the psu ?
  4. Hi, Rough21

    We need a few more details... What is your current PSU ?
    Do you have a slim case ?
    CPU / Speed ?
  5. The Inspiron 530S is a small form factor (slim) desktop machine. It comes with a 250w PSU. It can accept a low-profile PCIe GPU.
  6. @colgeek: great info... my pc does great with everything except graphics... i was concerned about upgrading b/c i read of some people having a problem with the psu having enough juice thus burning up some parts
  7. HD 6870
  8. xcomvic said:
    HD 6870


    Yeah, right, a 6870 on a 250W psu ??????????????????
  9. It's the best of the best:) Single Slot. Upgrade the PSU:)
  10. It's not the best of the best, where have you been last 9 months or so ?

    If you wanne give sound advice read the question right and don't just shout "6870" every time you see a question about a gpu.
    Advicing a 6870 for a 250W psu without mentioning it needs 500w is, well, bad advice, to say it nicely.
  11. i have to admit when you said 6870 you made me laugh, i thinka 6670 might be pushing it with your current psu.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102952
  12. Never saw a 6870 troll before. Well, they exist apperently . . . :heink:
  13. @robjordy thanks for clearing that up about the psu, cause i don't wanna have to upgrade the psu
  14. Best answer selected by rough21.
  15. I did a similar upgrade to a HD5570 card and consequently bought a better PSU.

    HIS Silence H557HR1G Radeon HD 5570 1GB 128-bit DDR3 PCI Express 2.1 x16
    PointTek TFX 400W Power Supply

    They work great. Hope that helps.
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