Solved Inspiron 530 and HD 6670 Tags: Graphics Cards Computer Inspiron Graphics Last response: March 23, 2012 12:30 AM in Graphics & Displays Share xethate March 22, 2012 9:42:44 PM Heya, I'm looking to upgrade the (dying) video card in my fiance's desktop. She has an older computer from Dell, the Inspiron 530. This version of the Inspiron 530 came with a 300W power supply. Currently, the graphics card she is using, the capacitors are swelling and look about ready to go any day now, but I knew it would come eventually, as it's now 4 years old. What she does on her computer is the following: WoW on maximum settings, uses her tablet often to create art, watches Netflix and plays games on Facebook. Will this work inside her computer, with it being only 300W? http://ncix.com/products/?sku=69349&vpn=AX6670%202GBK3-H&manufacture=PowerColor She will be replacing an older 8600GT 256MB. As for load, her computer has a 500GB HDD, 4GB 4x1GB DDR2 RAM, and a Core 2 Duo E6550 @ 2.33GHz/2.33GHz 1333FSB CPU. Will she be able to just plop the above links GPU into the computer and run it fine? Or will trouble arise? Thanks! More about : inspiron 530 6670 xethate March 22, 2012 10:31:48 PM tl;dr Will this GPU run on 300W absolutely fine? Best solution jaguarskx a c 318 U Graphics card March 22, 2012 10:51:38 PM A Radeon HD 6670 will run fine on a 300w PSU from Dell. However, the caveat is the HD 6670 is a PCI-e 2.1 card. Your motherboard has either a PCI-e 1.0 or 1.1 slot. There have been some people who reported compatibility issues when installing a PCI-e 2.1 card in a PCI-e 1.0/1.1 slot. The chances of having a problem is low, but it does exist. Related resources HD 6670 or HD 7750? Dell Inspiron 530 - Forum Radeon HD 6450/ 6670 vs GeForce GT 530 - Forum Radeon HD 5670 Pcie 2GB in my inspiron 530 - Forum Radeon HD 4650 compatibility in Dell Inspiron 530 - Forum Dell Inspiron 530 tower video card upgrade? - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer xethate March 22, 2012 11:04:23 PM Thank you so much. I haven't really looked into the 2.1 card issues on a 1.0/1.1 slot, when you say the compatibility problem is low, would you say that the chances I would run into a problem are greatly slim? jaguarskx a c 318 U Graphics card March 22, 2012 11:59:05 PM Yep. There is a slim chance that it may not work so, you want to set aside some money to ship back the card just in case. xethate March 23, 2012 12:30:45 AM Best answer selected by xethate. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumBest GPU for Dell Inspiron 530 ? ForumVideo card upgrade for my dell inspiron 530 with woindows 64 bit installed ForumGraphics card compatible with inspiron 530 windows 7 ForumPlaying BF3 and Skyrim on a inspiron 530 ForumDell Inspiron 530 s graphics upgrade ForumDell Inspiron 530 upgrade! ForumInspiron 530 graphics card suggestions ForumI need a new graphics graphics card for my Dell Inspiron 530 ForumHey guys quick upgrade question ForumGIGABYTE GA-Z68A-D3H-B3 and ati radeon hd 6670 issue ForumVideo card download for windows 7 dell laptop inspiron n5110 ForumProblem AMD A8-3850 & hd 6670 crossfire Forum[Solved] Can the XFX 6670 1GB DDR5 run on a 350w power supply? ForumAti 7750 vs 6670 ForumGA-M56S-S3 video card support graphic 6670 More resources Read discussions in other Graphics & Displays categories Ati GPUs Graphics Cards Gtx HD Monitors SLI Crossfire Tuner Cards Radeon Video Diamond Multimedia Matrox Nvidia Palit PowerColor Asus Games !