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Upgrading Video Card help

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#1 MoSmith


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Posted 14 October 2011 - 05:50 PM

Hey guys I need some help finding a compatible video card that will work on my computer.

My computer is a,
Dell Inspiron 530
Running Windows Vista,
LCD screen 32" (I think..),
Intel Pentium Dual CPU e2180 2.00GHz
And a Intel G33/G31 Express Chipset Family video card

I'm looking for a card in the $100 to $200 max price, and able to play games on decent settings at least, not looking for a major card. Does anyone have a recommended card I should buy? I'm rather clueless on upgrading...

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Edited by MoSmith, 14 October 2011 - 05:50 PM.

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#2 killerx525


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Posted 15 October 2011 - 12:18 AM

You also need to upgrade your power supply so the new card can power up properly.

GPU: HIS H577FM1GD Radeon HD 5770 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card- $130 - This card does not have a VGA connection, it only has DVI, display port and HDMI, so you can't use a monitor that has a VGA connection.

Power supply: CORSAIR Builder Series CX500 V2 500W ATX12V v2.3 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC - $60 - This power supply is capable of powering the suggested card up.

Also i recommend to upgrade to a faster processor for gaming and it is capable of using a Core 2 Quad but there is no gurantee it will be fully compatible as the motherboards were slightly different.

System1: CPU- Intel Core i7-5820K @ 4.4GHz, CPU Cooler- Noctua NH-D14, RAM- G.Skill Ripjaws 16GB Kit(4Gx4) DDR3 2133MHz, SSD/HDD- Samsung 850 EVO 250GB/Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB/Seagate Barracuada 3TB, GPU- 2x EVGA GTX980 Superclocked @1360/MHz1900MHz, Motherboard- Asus X99 Deluxe, Case- Custom Mac G5, PSU- EVGA P2-1000W, Soundcard- Realtek High Definition Audio, OS- Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit
Games: APB: Reloaded, Hours played: 3100+  System2: Late 2011 Macbook Pro 15inch   OFw63FY.png

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