Ok. I'm restoring a 1989 VW vanagon/camper. I wanted a small desktop to run will I'm camping so I can surf/watch DVD's etc.
I chose the Dell inspiron 531s. The sales rep told me the ATI 128mb x1300 low profile card supported dual monitors, which it didn't. So the tech support told me the 256 MB card was the one I wanted. Except it wasn't a low profile card!!!! Ahh plus I need an PCI express card, and they shipped me an AGP!!! sheeesh.
So now I'm down to two problems. Trying to find a low profile card that supports dual monitors. BUT the big but is this. The 531s case comes with the weak 250watt power supply. Yikes! I guess I shouldn't trust dell sales people.
It looks pretty difficult to find a 300watt or more PSU replacement for this case. So two questions.
What would happen if I ran the card on less than the recommended power?
And where can I find the 531s power supplies? I've found PC power and cooling but no listing yet for the 531s...
This has been a Dell nitemare for me...With tech support giving me one wrong answer after another...
Please help me make my dream of WiFi camping a reality!!