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May 15, 2012 3:01:25 AM

Hello,

I'm planning to upgrade my home computer (Dell Inspiron 570 running windows 7) with a graphics card soon.

What graphics cards can I buy which will be compatible with my system? I've also heard people talk of power chords that some people need. Will I need one of those, or is just a graphics card fine?

Here are my specs:

Model: Dell Inspiron 570
Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) II X2 245 Processor 2.90 GHz
Installed Memory(RAM): 4.00 GB (3.75 usable)
64-bit OS

I was thinking of a NVIDIA geforce 8300gs oem. But I know it's kind of old. Let me know what you guys think. Thanks so much,

~ Guy looking for help.

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a c 85 U Graphics card
May 15, 2012 3:32:08 AM

you will need to upgrade your power supply if you want to get a more powerfull card but this old one will work on your system since they use it with a 300 watts psu on dell
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a c 181 U Graphics card
May 15, 2012 3:34:54 AM

I would go with a GTS 450 on the nVidia side or a 6770 on the AMD/ATI side would be your best choices. Your PSU might handle both cards since it is a dell. But for sure would need to know the what size it is in watts.

Then I would need to know how many amps are on the 12v rail. It is on a sticker on the PSU inside your case. The numbes look like this 3.3v 5v 12v 13a 14a. I need the 12v one with the 16a or ? Good luck.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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a c 85 U Graphics card
May 15, 2012 3:46:44 AM

his system specs on dell give a 300 watts psu
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a b U Graphics card
May 15, 2012 4:34:56 AM

Dont get an 8300gs, you will be disappointed the first time you try to play a game. Go with the previous posts and get a 6670, or 440gt. Oh, and its the power supply, not power chord some people need to upgrade. You actually do too in order to get a really decent card
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a c 291 U Graphics card
May 15, 2012 4:49:58 AM

What is your budget? What do you intend to go with the system?

I agree with the poster above: do not get 8300 GS card, it sucks.
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