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Upgrading ati radeon x1300 on old dell e521, need advice!

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May 14, 2012 4:19:19 PM

CPU: AMD Athlon(tm) 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 5600+
GPU: ATI Radeon x1300 pro 256mb PCI Express x16
Chipset: Geforce 6150
Southbridge: nForce 410/430 MCP (what ever this means ) lol
Memory: 3GB DDR2
OS: Windows Vista 32bit
Resolution: 720p

My computer is a dell dimension e521, i believe it has a 305w power supply.

I'm looking to upgrade the gpu as it is awful, the main purpose of upgrading is to play diablo 3 on decent settings.

I don't really want to spend more than £40 if possible.

I was looking at ATI Radeon 5450 HD but it says 500w is the recommended power required :(  is it cheap to upgrade the psu or is it ok to keep the current psu?

If not please recommend me some graphics card or advice!

Thanks!

a b U Graphics card
May 14, 2012 4:22:16 PM

Don't know how well the 5450 would play your game of choice
Do know that you don't need a psu upgrade for it or any card that doesn't require external power
May 14, 2012 5:00:27 PM

delluser1 said:
Don't know how well the 5450 would play your game of choice
Do know that you don't need a psu upgrade for it or any card that doesn't require external power


Here are the system reqs for the game :
http://us.battle.net/support/en/article/diablo-iii-syst...

I also found this graphics card -

http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B004XANP0U/ref=s9_si...

I hear this will run it decently.. but tbh i'm as unsure as you. I don't think you need a powerful graphics card for diablo 3 as it isn't that demanding.

Also thanks, that's a relief!
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a b U Graphics card
May 14, 2012 7:40:55 PM

I'm not unsure, I have no idea
The reccomended cards are much more powerful than what you are looking at and would require a psu upgrade
May 14, 2012 9:53:43 PM

delluser1 said:
I'm not unsure, I have no idea
The reccomended cards are much more powerful than what you are looking at and would require a psu upgrade


i think the recommended specs are for max settings or something

I think i will get this graphics card, is it compatible and a decent graphics card?

http://www.play.com/PC/PCs/4-/27669641/AMD-HD6570-1GB-G...|cat:27669641|prd:27669641
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