Can I install this graphics card with my power supply?

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-ddr2-pci-e-silent-graphics-card-and-free-low-pr-528743

http://www.maplin.co.uk/ati-radeon-rage-hd5450-512mb-graphics-card-513486


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!
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  1. 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?
  2. yes, you can
  3. 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
  4. Quote:
    yes, you can



    Cheers for the reply - the specs on the Radeon it needs a 400W power supply - I can disregard this?


    http://www.amd.com/us/products/desktop/graphics/ati-radeon-hd-5000/hd-5450-overview/pages/hd-5450-overview.aspx#3
  5. Also - does anyone have an opinion on which is better?
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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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