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Just bought a pre-packaged DELL Inspiron 560 from walmart. Not a bad deal for wh

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November 25, 2011 10:44:42 PM

Just bought a pre-packaged DELL Inspiron 560 from walmart. Not a bad deal for whats given. Her first computer burnt up after a thunderstorm that completely fried her motherboard. - also bought a new surge protector lol. But I've been looking online at everyones diffrent Graphic card upgrade ideas but everyones computer specs seems to be diffrent. Cant find where to look for my PSU - wattage. and what recommendations would be made to let them computer play World of Warcraft decently and atleast play Skyrim - even at the lowest settings if needed. Shes a complete Bethseda nut! Any help will be appreciated :D 

System Specs.

CPU-Z TXT Report


Processor 1 ID = 0
Number of cores 2 (max 2)
Number of threads 2 (max 2)
Name Intel Pentium E6700
Codename Wolfdale
Specification Pentium(R) Dual-Core CPU E6700 @ 3.20GHz
Package (platform ID) Socket 775 LGA (0x0)
CPUID 6.7.A
Extended CPUID 6.17
Core Stepping R0
Technology 45 nm
TDP Limit 65 Watts
Core Speed 1595.9 MHz
Multiplier x FSB 6.0 x 266.0 MHz
Rated Bus speed 1063.9 MHz
Stock frequency 3200 MHz
Instructions sets MMX, SSE, SSE2, SSE3, SSSE3, EM64T, VT-x
L1 Data cache 2 x 32 KBytes, 8-way set associative, 64-byte line size
L1 Instruction cache 2 x 32 KBytes, 8-way set associative, 64-byte line size
L2 cache 2048 KBytes, 8-way set associative, 64-byte line size
FID/VID Control yes
FID range 6.0x - 12.0x
Max VID 1.288 V
# of P-States 0


Memory SPD
-------------------------------------------------------------------------

DIMM # 1
SMBus address 0x50
Memory type DDR3
Module format UDIMM
Manufacturer (ID) Samsung (CE00000000000000)
Size 2048 MBytes
Max bandwidth PC3-10700 (667 MHz)
Part number M378B5773DH0-CH9
Serial number C18D6C3D
Manufacturing date Week 24/Year 11
Number of banks 8
Nominal Voltage 1.50 Volts
EPP no
XMP no
JEDEC timings table CL-tRCD-tRP-tRAS-tRC @ frequency
JEDEC #1 6.0-6-6-17-23 @ 457 MHz
JEDEC #2 7.0-7-7-20-27 @ 533 MHz
JEDEC #3 8.0-8-8-22-30 @ 609 MHz
JEDEC #4 9.0-9-9-25-34 @ 685 MHz

DIMM # 2
SMBus address 0x51
Memory type DDR3
Module format UDIMM
Manufacturer (ID) Samsung (CE00000000000000)
Size 2048 MBytes
Max bandwidth PC3-10700 (667 MHz)
Part number M378B5773DH0-CH9
Serial number C18D707F
Manufacturing date Week 24/Year 11
Number of banks 8
Nominal Voltage 1.50 Volts
EPP no
XMP no
JEDEC timings table CL-tRCD-tRP-tRAS-tRC @ frequency
JEDEC #1 6.0-6-6-17-23 @ 457 MHz
JEDEC #2 7.0-7-7-20-27 @ 533 MHz
JEDEC #3 8.0-8-8-22-30 @ 609 MHz
JEDEC #4 9.0-9-9-25-34 @ 685 MHz

DIMM # 3
SMBus address 0x52
Memory type DDR3
Module format UDIMM
Manufacturer (ID) Samsung (CE00000000000000)
Size 2048 MBytes
Max bandwidth PC3-10700 (667 MHz)
Part number M378B5773DH0-CH9
Serial number C18D7237
Manufacturing date Week 24/Year 11
Number of banks 8
Nominal Voltage 1.50 Volts
EPP no
XMP no
JEDEC timings table CL-tRCD-tRP-tRAS-tRC @ frequency
JEDEC #1 6.0-6-6-17-23 @ 457 MHz
JEDEC #2 7.0-7-7-20-27 @ 533 MHz
JEDEC #3 8.0-8-8-22-30 @ 609 MHz
JEDEC #4 9.0-9-9-25-34 @ 685 MHz
a c 109 U Graphics card
November 26, 2011 9:17:44 AM

So if you just bought a dell inspirion then why don't you give that to your wife?
a b U Graphics card
November 26, 2011 9:51:02 AM

That dell has a 300W 'unknown' brand power supply. You better get a PSU + GPU if you want to play skyrim.

Tell us your budget, lets see what we can do.
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a c 175 U Graphics card
November 26, 2011 11:29:32 AM

Yes, also Dell's 300W PSU sometimes don't have that 6-pin power connector for GPUs.
a b U Graphics card
November 26, 2011 12:03:34 PM

If you dont want to upgrade power supply and it is a full size tower
meaning you can use full size cards
then I recommend a HD 6670
doesnt need the extra 6 pin connector
will run on a Dell 300w
(I have a HD 5670 which is very similar running on a Dell 280w PSU)

a HD 6670 is more than capable of running WoW and Skyrim
My HD 5670 will play Oblivion and Fallout 3 at near high settings at 1920x1080
and the HD 6670 is about 10-15 percent faster

like I said though there is the Inspiron 560 Mini Tower or MT
and then there is the Desktop which is half the size and would use a half height or low profile card

which is your tower the half height or minitower?

also if you can open the tower up and look on label on PSU
and see what the amperage rating is on the 12V+ rail
since amperage is more important than total wattage


if you are looking for more extreme performance than other posters
stated you would need a power supply upgrade
with the minitower it might use a standard ATX PSU
but if it is the slim desktop then it is tough to upgrade PSU
I have had many Dells
So I know :) 

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