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January 20, 2013 11:19:36 PM

I just bought a new graphics card which is the ATI Radeon 4350 512mb. Will this come with instructions on how to remove the old one. My computer is an Inspiron 560s. Thanks

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a b U Graphics card
January 20, 2013 11:22:38 PM

Do you have another graphics card installed, or were you using integrated graphics?
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January 20, 2013 11:24:37 PM

No I'm upgrading to a new graphics card. the ati radeon 4350.
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a b U Graphics card
January 20, 2013 11:28:12 PM

The Inspiron 560s is a slim tower, so that card will only fit if it's low profile. Also, the new card might need more power, but finding an alternate power supply to fit that case might be difficult.
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a c 166 U Graphics card
January 20, 2013 11:58:43 PM

Assuming it FITS, the POWER should be fine as it's a pretty low-powered card.

The instructions VARY depending on whether you have onboard graphics or are replacing another addon card.

Example:
1. Uninstall any previous graphics drivers (AMD, NVidia, or Intel)
2. Shut down PC
3. *If ONBOARD graphics, boot into BIOS and change BOOT ORDER so PCIe is before the onboard (i.e. "iGPU) graphics
4. Install the HD4350
5. Boot into Windows
6. Go to www.amd.com and get the drivers (download and run the autodetect tool if in doubt. It can autoinstall drivers)

QUESTION:
What are you "upgrading" from? The HD4350 is really low-end so if your current graphics work why are you bothering?
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January 21, 2013 12:50:17 AM

I'm upgrading from the intel chipset. They don't work with the games I want to play.
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January 21, 2013 12:59:52 AM

MauveCloud said:
The Inspiron 560s is a slim tower, so that card will only fit if it's low profile. Also, the new card might need more power, but finding an alternate power supply to fit that case might be difficult.


That's what dell told me was compatible with my computer.
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January 21, 2013 1:12:04 AM

MauveCloud said:
The Inspiron 560s is a slim tower, so that card will only fit if it's low profile. Also, the new card might need more power, but finding an alternate power supply to fit that case might be difficult.



That's what dell told me to uprade...That's what was compatible with my computer.
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a b U Graphics card
January 21, 2013 1:19:55 AM

Yeah, Dell's image for the computer shows a video card in the slot, so it was probably possible to customize it with that when buying it, which means they made sure the power supply was adequate. Also, after I did a little searching, it seems like all hd 4350s are low-profile-ready. If you're currently using intel chipset, that's the onboard video, so there won't be an old card to remove.
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January 21, 2013 1:26:59 AM

So I won't have to remove anything just install the ATI radeon, correct?
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a b U Graphics card
January 21, 2013 1:29:49 AM

Correct.
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January 21, 2013 1:31:10 AM

MauveCloud said:
Correct.



Which means there's already an empty slot in there for the graphics card. No graphics card was actually ever installed when I bought it, right
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a b U Graphics card
January 21, 2013 1:33:40 AM

Jasonc126 said:
Which means there's already an empty slot in there for the graphics card. No graphics card was actually ever installed when I bought it, right


Yes if you had integrated graphics, there is not graphics card in the system. It was running off motherboard graphics....what to do

-Boot up, go to device manage and uninstall display drivers, Power down your system
-Take the case off and insert the new graphics card in the appropriate place
-Boot computer up and install new graphics drivers.
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January 21, 2013 1:35:04 AM

But those instructions should come with the new graphics card right?
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January 21, 2013 1:42:51 AM

If you don't mind, I would suggest you get the GT 430 or GT 630 instead. It's also a low end card at $49 but should perform better than the 4350.
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January 21, 2013 1:44:57 AM

I already bought the ati radeon 4350 through dell sorry.
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a b U Graphics card
January 21, 2013 1:48:16 AM

The card will have instructions, but it is all very basic,
Uninstall old drivers...insert card... install new drivers.
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January 21, 2013 9:52:00 PM

Yep, it should be pretty easy for you since the 4350 would definitely not have any additional power connectors. You just have to insert the card and install the driver. You can do it
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