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Help for a vid card upgrade. Inspirion 546 slimline.

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January 27, 2012 3:07:16 PM

I looking for an upgrade for my Inspirion 546s (the slimline). Looking to run Star Wars: The Old Republic, and Rift. I can run World of Warcraft with zero issues but I tend to be super laggy in the other two. Any thoughts. I am currently running 8gb of ram and the stock vid card.

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a b U Graphics card
January 27, 2012 3:32:14 PM

What is the stock vid card, an HD 5450 or a 4350?

Either way, this is the best card that will fit in your system - it will work fine with your stock PSU, and it will run those games well on med-high settings depending on your resolution.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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January 27, 2012 3:37:53 PM

stock is HD 3200
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a b U Graphics card
January 27, 2012 3:41:12 PM

That card that Jessterman posted is the best one for your case.
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January 27, 2012 3:56:12 PM

what is the easiest way to check my PSU with out opening up the system?
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a c 175 U Graphics card
January 27, 2012 3:57:46 PM

Check out the specification page on your particular system... But the best way is open your case...
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a b U Graphics card
January 27, 2012 4:00:14 PM

tanglefish said:
what is the easiest way to check my PSU with out opening up the system?


Opening up would be the easiest. I have its older, bigger brother (Studio 540s) and it had a 250w PSU (before I moved it to a new case and put a new 500w PSU in it)
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January 27, 2012 4:10:24 PM

sure enough 250W
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a b U Graphics card
January 27, 2012 8:03:26 PM

That will run the HD 6670 nicely. By the way, what CPU do you have? That may be a limiting factor in Rift and SWTOR.
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a b U Graphics card
January 27, 2012 8:07:43 PM

tanglefish said:
stock is HD 3200

Nice - I rocked those integrated graphics for a year. Played Halo and Portal at 30fps. Last year I upgraded to an HD 5670 and I LOVED it until this year when I decided I wanted to play Crysis 1&2.
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January 27, 2012 8:12:09 PM

AMD Phenom 8450e tri-core processor
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a b U Graphics card
January 27, 2012 11:55:09 PM

tanglefish said:
AMD Phenom 8450e tri-core processor

You're good.

Tho you may consider a Phenom II X4 925 - should be compatible with your mobo and its latest BIOS. I'd get one myself if I wasn't doing a new build next year.
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January 30, 2012 12:22:39 PM

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a c 273 U Graphics card
January 30, 2012 12:54:13 PM

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