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Dell Inspiron 530 PSU upgrade?

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February 18, 2013 5:23:49 PM

Hey guys,

I currently have a Dell Inspiron 530 with a pentium processor @ 1.8 GHz, with 4 gigs of ram and it's all running Windows Vista. I've often thought about upgrading to a graphics card since intergrated graphics really suck (I can't even watch a youtube video in 1080p without closing everything else out) but I've been told that I can't upgrade the power supply in my system (300W) because it's a proprietary PSU.

Thoughts or tips?

Thanks

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a c 1217 ) Power supply
February 18, 2013 7:01:48 PM

It's not proprietary. Others have upgraded their Dell Inspiron 530 power supply with no problem:



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February 19, 2013 1:54:51 PM

I second it, just make sure that new PSU has 24 or 20+4 main power connector and ancillary 4 pin power conector and at least 4 SATA power connectors plus other connectors. If it is only videos you worry about you can stick 7750 video card - it doesn't require PSU upgrade.
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February 26, 2013 12:36:24 AM

Personally I would stay away from CM PSU, they are not reliable. Seasonic, XFX, Enermax, Corsair are the best (and more expensive) ones, Antec and Thermaltake are OK.
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February 26, 2013 12:41:52 AM

Kisianik said:
Personally I would stay away from CM PSU, they are not reliable. Seasonic, XFX, Enermax, Corsair are the best (and more expensive) ones, Antec and Thermaltake are OK.

Thank you for that! I knew that Corsair was pretty good and I figured CM was good too.
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March 5, 2013 2:18:38 AM

Best answer selected by thecrazyman.
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