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Upgrading video card in Inspiron 537

Last response: in Graphics & Displays
December 22, 2012 8:57:07 PM


I want to upgrade my computer so i can play computer games like EVE online. I'm not sure what video card or what type I need to get that is compatible with the motherboard. Also, if that would mean upgrading my PSU or what? Thanks to anyone that can help.

My specs:

Dell Inspiron 537
Pentium(R) Dual-Core CPU E5400 @ 2.70GHz
Intel(R) G41 Express Chipset
1.96 GB of Video RAM
CPU Speed: 1.18 GHz

a b U Graphics card
December 23, 2012 1:23:42 AM

On the dell page it says that the processor is from the core 2 quad family.
PSU is not mentioned there so you need to look for the wattage.
You can get a HD 7750 or HD 7770 at $100-$150. You need much less than that but it is better to have some power in reserve.
If you don't want the extra power get a ATI HD 5570 $30-$50
a b U Graphics card
December 23, 2012 1:29:34 AM

As said above, Get 7750.
It doesn't require any outer PSU connector. It draws power from PCI slot.
Its a decent card for your needs
a b U Graphics card
December 23, 2012 1:37:48 AM

+1 to sumuk recommandation,