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#1 curiousdestroyer

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Posted 21 January 2010 - 05:24 PM

so I've been thinking about a graphics card upgrade but i have not been able to find a card that will fit into my dell 531s and considering the power supply is only 250 watts its even harder. but recently i stumbled upon this site here and it says that I'm only using about 190 watts of that excluding my current video card which is an ATI Radeon x1300 pro. i have 3 GB ram. all I'm asking is what type of card can i get.

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Posted 21 January 2010 - 06:42 PM

hmmm the web site u posted doesnt have ure info on it..its all blank....wound u mind re-posting??

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Posted 21 January 2010 - 06:58 PM

i believe you would require the cookies in my PC to see because the URL doesn't change when i say calculate but i have my system specs



my current PC specs:
dell inspiron 531s slimline case
Intel model 0RY206 motherboard
amd athlon 64 x2 3800+ Windsor
3 GB Dual Channel 667 MHz ddr2 ram in the form of 4 chips
ati Radeon x1300 pro 256 MB Pci-e x16
onboard audio
cdrw/dvd combo drive

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Posted 21 January 2010 - 08:16 PM

Here's what you need mate:

PSU: Seasonic 300W

GFX Card: Geforce 9600GT

Good luck!
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Posted 23 January 2010 - 02:09 PM

hey sorry been kinda busy lately anyway for convenience sake would THIS or any of THESE work as far as the power supply. in which case i could upgrade my graphics card further right? but I'm getting ahead of myself.

thanks in advance,
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Edited by curiousdestroyer, 23 January 2010 - 02:09 PM.


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Posted 23 January 2010 - 04:01 PM

Did you even take a look at the links I've provided?

You need a TFX 12V power supply for the slimline case you are having.
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Posted 23 January 2010 - 04:26 PM

yea i looked i knew it was a long shot but i tried anyway because of the higher wattage.

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Posted 23 January 2010 - 04:54 PM

I don't like that calculator. Newegg's is much more accurate.
http://educations.newegg.com/tool/psucalc/index.html
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Posted 25 January 2010 - 03:29 PM

What I meant is you need a different TYPE of PSU for your case.
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