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Recommendations for graphics card for an Inspiron 530

by giroux28 / September 28, 2010 8:53 AM PDT

ATIDVAG blue screen is constant on my 530 with a ATI Radeon HD2400 card. I've uninstalled, and reinstalled the drivers over the years but it just comes back.. 3 times today.

Looking for a compatible card for a DELL0RY007 mainboard with Intel P31/P35 chipset, that is equivalent or better.. Don't need anything very powerful.

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Just sharing.
by rproffitt2 / September 30, 2010 7:33 AM PDT

I'd try the Nvidia GT220 next.

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Radeon HD 4670
by giroux28 / September 30, 2010 12:14 PM PDT
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Seems nice enough.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / October 3, 2010 2:57 AM PDT
In reply to: Radeon HD 4670

But I see this would draw more power than most Dell machines come stock with.

Is there a plan to upgrade the power supply as well?
Bob

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Graphics Card fir Inspiron
by Josan11 / October 15, 2010 1:17 PM PDT
In reply to: Seems nice enough.

I recently purchased a VisionTek TV Wonder HD 650 for my wife's laptop. I was assured that it was the correct card by Tech Support- It Wasn't!

This is a Hybrid tuner (Digital or Analog TV)/ HDTV PLayback & Record/ Harware Acceleration

However it was and is for my Inspiron 530 Desktop. It installed in minutes and I am having a blast figuring out how to use it! I have had no crashes, and I am enjoying learning about something I would have never purchased otherwise. No crashes, easy to understand help and support, and NO PROBLEMS!!!!!!

COST- $139.00 directly from Dell- I was hoping to bypass buying an HDTV for the Bedroom since we were getting her this Laptop for Christmas. Would never have purchased otherwise, but they would not accept a return! Extremely poor Customer Service decision- and offered no alternatives--sub Speaker, Headphones etc. This has been my Only complaint with Dell so far.

1.System requirements for this Card VisionTech ATI WONDER certified for Windows XP & Vista. AMD Athlon or AMD Sempron, Intel Pentium 4 Celeron (or compatible) CPU.
2. Sound Card and Speakers
3. Memory-XP= 256 MB required, 512 or >, recommended. 1 GB for VISTA
4. An ADI Radeon Direct X 9 compatible or newer graphics card recommend for Optimal display output quality.
5. Cable TV or supported antenna.*- see package contains- as this may be included)
6. Free PCI slot on motherboard.

Supported OS:
Windows VISTA- ALL VERSIONS; Windows XP, Windows XP Media Center

ATI CATALYST SOFTWARE SUITE:
Electronic Program Guide
Video Converter (Supports- MPEG 1,2 & 4. DIVX, WMV9, & H264).
DVD Decoder Software ( and magic Ring!!)- Just kidding- about the Ring!)
DVD Authoring Software
Enable TV and PVR functionality in Windows Media Center

PACKAGE CONTAINS:
TV Wonder 650 Hybrid Tuner
Audio Connector
TV Audio/video Input Block
FM Antenna*
Full Feature Remote with Receiver
Installation CD & Install Guide
AMD LIVE- CD

This has an F-type Coaxial for Digital or HDTV (ATSC or ClearQAM- Comnnector
F-Type For Co-Axial- (NTSC)
AV IN Connection (to Purple Adapter) (Can't show picture on box but it's pretty!)

States:

Bring HDTX to Your PC:
Watch, pause or schedule recordings of FAV TV shows- in HD.
Manage and Schedule recordings with advance Electronic Programming Guide.
Convert Video or recorded TV to portable media players-or stream to Windows Media Center
Access your PVR from a Broadband Connected Computer with AMD LIVE on Demand.
With the Advent of Windows Vista, digital cable reception of Cear-QAM (unecrpted Digital Cable TV) is now possible. Enrich your Digital Cable Media experience with ATI Catalyst Media Center in Windows Vista with full Clear-QAM TV Clarity.

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