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Dell desktop needs new video card

by gunner_74 / November 9, 2009 6:16 AM PST

Computer is a little over 1 year old and the vc died.(Nvidia GeForce 8300GS)I would like to buy one of equal or a little better performance but not from Nvidia.The desktop has an AMD Athlon Dual Core 2.3Ghz processor with 2.00G of ram....any suggestions?

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please post your dell model name
by ramarc / November 9, 2009 7:15 AM PST

some have video expansion slots, some don't. so without the model name (dimension E510 or inspiron 545MT) you won't get a suitable recommendation.

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by gunner_74 / November 9, 2009 7:54 AM PST

Inspiron 530 i think

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by gunner_74 / November 13, 2009 7:09 AM PST
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no one?

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Power supply
by mopscare42 / November 13, 2009 9:52 AM PST
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That computer has a 350 watt power supply so you can go by that as to what graphics card you can install without upgrading the power supply.
Dell says they under rate their power supplies by 15% which in your case would make the supply right at 400 Watt.
I am sure there are several PCIe graphics cards that will work. Just be sure if the card has a power connection, the power supply you have also has that connection.

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Confirm the Dell series and model #, specify the budget and
by VAPCMD / November 13, 2009 11:40 AM PST
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intended use.

Then you can get a good recommendation.


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by gunner_74 / November 14, 2009 6:11 AM PST

internet browsing,school mostly....but i do play games on it from time to time..(Call of Duty 4 among others)

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by gunner_74 / November 18, 2009 7:35 AM PST

Inspiron 531

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