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Can I install this graphics card with my power supply?

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November 23, 2011 6:19:26 PM

Hi,

I have a voucher for a local electronics store and I want to upgrade my graphics card. These are the only two within budget

http://www.maplin.co.uk/asus-nvidia-geforce-210-512mb-d...

http://www.maplin.co.uk/ati-radeon-rage-hd5450-512mb-gr...


My preference is for the nvidia one - purely because it says it's quiet and that would be a big plus for me. I only use my pc for writing and watching movies - no gaming. Can I install either of these with a 350W power supply?


My specs are

Dell Inc. Inspiron 530
2.4 ghz Intel Core2 Quad
4 gb Ram

ATI Radeon HD 2400 PRO (128 mb)

Board: Dell Inc. 0FM586

Power supply: 350W


Cheers!

November 23, 2011 6:30:33 PM

Both are rather old and not much processing power under their belt. Sure you don't want to spend a bit more on a beef-ier card?
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November 23, 2011 6:33:54 PM

yes, you can
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November 23, 2011 7:46:48 PM

Onlyusemeisaac said:
Both are rather old and not much processing power under their belt. Sure you don't want to spend a bit more on a beef-ier card?


If I got a beefier card - I don't game so I doubt I'd make use of it - I have a voucher and this is the only part I need to upgrade - even though 128mb does me fine - I'll just switch that one into another pc in my house
November 23, 2011 7:51:07 PM

Also - does anyone have an opinion on which is better?
a b U Graphics card
November 23, 2011 8:09:05 PM

If you're only writing and watching movies then why the need for a new graphics card? Btw, both of the linked ones are not much better than integrated, it just seems like a waste to me.
November 23, 2011 8:15:43 PM

trogdor796 said:
If you're only writing and watching movies then why the need for a new graphics card? Btw, both of the linked ones are not much better than integrated, it just seems like a waste to me.


Because I have a 128mb card and I have a voucher - that's the only part of my pc worth upgrading for the money.
December 17, 2011 7:08:58 AM

Hi im pretty sure that you can run the Nvidia Geforce graphics card dut im not sure about the ATI Radeon graphics card
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