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Upgrading Graphics Card Dell Inspiron 620


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#1 Galactorrea

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Posted 15 August 2014 - 07:54 PM

Hey I have a Dell Inspiron 620 that I was looking to upgrade to better fit my gaming needs. 

 

It has an Intel quad core i5-2320 processor @ 3.00 GHz and 6 gigs of RAM. 

I am mostly thinking about upgrading the graphics card, which is an Intel with 1696 MB total memory,

 

I checked the power supply inside the computer and it says the maximum continuous total DC output power will not exceed 300W.

Could somebody help me find the best graphics card upgrade? Computer is 1.5 years old so I'm not sure if the maximum output is still 300W. I have an open PCI express slot. 

 

Thanks in advance!


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Posted 16 August 2014 - 01:57 AM

According to this: http://www.engadget.com/products/dell/inspiron/620/specs/

 

You have a AMD Radeon card, not an Intel. I think you are mistaking onboard memory.


Edited by Ezzah, 16 August 2014 - 01:57 AM.

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#3 Galactorrea

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Posted 16 August 2014 - 05:18 PM

Oh you're right sorry I'm pretty inexperienced when it comes to graphics cards. So could somebody help me find a viable upgrade for my AMD Radeon? Not sure what will work with my computer



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Posted 16 August 2014 - 05:25 PM

Well in my DxDIag it called my graphics card an Intel HD graphics family. Doesn't say Radeon anywhere


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Posted 17 August 2014 - 11:03 PM

there are the gtx 750/750ti cards that are a great fit for OEM  PCs with a limited power supply.. they are quite powerful and are relatively small and most of them require around 60 watts .. they are in the $100-$150  range. so many different models though...

 

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http://pcpartpicker.com/parts/video-card/#sort=a8&c=163,164


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Posted 17 August 2014 - 11:33 PM

They have answered your questions Here and here. Personally, I would upgrade my PSU along with my GPU just to be safe. 


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