300 Watt Power Supply Inspiron 530desktop

November 15, 2009 at 07:29:59
Specs: Windows XP, E2160 1.8 GHz, 2 GB DDR2
I am looking to upgrade my video card but I am getting mixed replies.

Some say to go for the 4670, but dell recommends a nVidia 9500 GT , but I think that uses more power than even the ATI product?

Beforehand though dell recommended a 4550 at the latest. *scratches head* . I currently only have a nVidia 8300 GS.


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#1
November 15, 2009 at 07:44:29
The Radeon HD 4670 is the best card you can get for an OEM system that will NOT force a power supply upgrade. And it is a MUCH better card than either the 9500GT or HD 4550.

"With a maximum power draw of only 55 W, the HD 4670 draws less power than many modern CPUs, which explains why no auxiliary power connectors are needed for this device and why it features a small, relatively quiet cooler"

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews...


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#2
November 15, 2009 at 13:45:09
alright, so we are looking at probably

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...

or to save a tad bit of money

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...

Right?


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#3
November 15, 2009 at 20:07:10
Take 512mb with gddr3

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#4
November 15, 2009 at 20:28:53
the 9500 GT wont be "safer" on the 300 watt?

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#5
November 15, 2009 at 23:33:43
9500 gt is not a good gaming card.Take jam advice and buy hd 4670 512mb with gddr3

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#6
November 15, 2009 at 23:37:27
I was talking in the idea of it being safer due to wattage being less?

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#7
November 16, 2009 at 00:56:42
9500gt require 350w

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#8
November 16, 2009 at 00:57:16
9500gt minimum power requirements is 350w

edit... Sorry 4 double post


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