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Upgrading my PC

Nov 27, 2010 3:27AM PST

Hey everyone, I've been doing a bit of research regarding upgrading my pc. I'm pretty sure everything I picked out is compatible with my computer, but I'd like someone to confirm this for me.

Current specs:

Inspiron 530 Dell PC

vista 32 bit
Pentium dual-core CPU @ 2.50GHZ
2GB of RAM
ATI radeon 3450 512MB

I havn't upgraded anything on it since I ordered it from Dell, here's what I'm looking to put in.

Corsair CMPSU-650TX 650-Watt TX Series 80 Plus Certified Power Supply

EVGA GeForce GTS 450 1GB GDDR5 PCI-E 2.0 GPU

Two Corsair 1GB PC2-6400 800MHz 240-pin DDR2 CL5 Dual Channel Desktop Memory

So if anyone could confirm if these would work with my system that would be great

Note: I'm aware that the 650watt PSU is a bit overkill, but I'd like to have more room to upgrade in the future.

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It looks pretty safe . . .
Nov 27, 2010 9:45PM PST

Power supply is fine. I wonder why you are changing RAM sticks and not increasing RAM size. The newer sticks have impressive specs but 2 Gig for 2 Gig will offer no improvement in performance. If the machine will handle more RAM do that instead of only swapping brand. If you have gaming in mind the new video card will help.

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I've seen such before.
Nov 28, 2010 12:21AM PST

The payoff is in the video card and changing from Vista 32 to Windows 7 64 bit. I could bet those that didn't change the OS would not know what a good move that was.

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(NT) DUPLICATE POST ... see active discussion in Computer HELP
Nov 28, 2010 12:22AM PST