Graphics Card install

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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  1. Do you have another graphics card installed, or were you using integrated graphics?
  2. No I'm upgrading to a new graphics card. the ati radeon 4350.
  3. 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.
  4. 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?
  5. I'm upgrading from the intel chipset. They don't work with the games I want to play.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. So I won't have to remove anything just install the ATI radeon, correct?
  10. Correct.
  11. 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
  12. 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.
  13. But those instructions should come with the new graphics card right?
  14. 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.
  15. I already bought the ati radeon 4350 through dell sorry.
  16. The card will have instructions, but it is all very basic,
    Uninstall old drivers...insert card... install new drivers.
  17. 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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