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Can I upgrade my graphcis card?


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#1 Justin D

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Posted 22 November 2010 - 11:34 PM

Hi,

I wanted to upgrade my graphics card to something that has an HDMI output.

My system is a Dell Inspiron 530 (desktop)


I think this card is
Integrated Intel® Graphics Media Accelerator 3100

Power supply is 350w.

Can I even upgrade this? If so, any recommendations on what cards will run safely on my PSU?

Thanks

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#2 Justin D

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Posted 22 November 2010 - 11:57 PM

After digging some more I stumbled upon:

"there is a PCI express slot that you can put a new video card in, or if you have a good old PCI video card
Bios will figure out which video card to use (if you have more than 1)"

Looks like I can upgrade my card. Now any suggestions for cards? Most out there recommend 400w.

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Posted 22 November 2010 - 11:59 PM

If you're not a gamer, you should easily be able to add something to it. Make sure you have an open PCI-Express X16 slot.

GIGABYTE GV-R455D3-512I Radeon HD 4550 512MB - This is a passive card, which means it doesn't have a fan to keep it cool. Make sure you have decent airflow within your PC case.

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Posted 23 November 2010 - 12:04 AM

Ya, I would definetly go with what DJB suggested there-I have one of those cards, excellent buy.

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