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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..),
3 GB RAM,
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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#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.

>Michael 
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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