Reviewing the specs suggest you have an integrated video port and not a video card. If that's the case, buy a new video card and install it. Read the instructions to disable the current integrated video and continue on. If I'm wrong, then its even easier, install new card and if Nvidea chip based, should be as before with better capabilities. If not but an ATI chipset, be sure to de-install the old video and so on. Again, read the instructions.
Now, will this make your gaming experience better. It should, but all too often gaming demands so much from t a system that it can be hard to zero-in on all aspects. So, be sure you install correctly and follow the instructions. OEM type systems are that much harder to improve on as they tend to use less than capable gaming setups. But that's OK for reg. usage, but gaming is more demanding and some fall short, so take that into acct..
I know nothing about computers and I'm trying to play higher end games but my graphics card can't handle most of them.
I have a GeForce 8300gs in my Dell Inspiron 530 with Windows Vista.
Operating System: Windows Vista? Home Premium (6.0, Build 6001) Service Pack 1 (6001.vistasp1_gdr.090805-0102)
Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: Dell Inc.
System Model: Inspiron 530
BIOS: Phoenix - AwardBIOS v6.00PG
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 CPU 6320 @ 1.86GHz (2 CPUs), ~1.9GHz
Memory: 2046MB RAM
Page File: 2075MB used, 2262MB available
Windows Dir: C:\Windows
DirectX Version: DirectX 10
DX Setup Parameters: Not found
DxDiag Version: 6.00.6001.18000 32bit Unicode
Card name: NVIDIA GeForce 8300 GS
Chip type: GeForce 8300 GS
DAC type: Integrated RAMDAC
Device Key: Enum\PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0423&SUBSYS_049410DE&REV_A1
Display Memory: 879 MB
Dedicated Memory: 113 MB
Shared Memory: 766 MB
Current Mode: 1280 x 768 (32 bit) (60Hz)
Monitor: Generic PnP Monitor
Driver Name: nvd3dum.dll,nvwgf2um.dll
Driver Version: 7.15.0011.5828 (English)
I know this computer is nowhere near fit for gaming. But could i upgrade the video card to a mid-end gpu? (and my processor meets min. requirements for the games i want to play, but i know sometimes ur processor needs to be good enough to work with your gpu.)
I was looking to get a radeon 4850 or something around that performance range.
**Not sure if i need a new PSU with an upgrade cuz i have no clue what the wattage is. (Probably no higher than 550)