What is the best graphic card for this PC?

Dell Inspiron 545 mt mini-tower desktop...
November 2, 2010 at 16:10:25
Specs: Windows 7, Intel Core 2 Quad CPU Q8200 @ 2.33GHz (4 CPUs), - 2.3 GHz/ 4096MB RAM

I have this Dell Inspiron 545 Minitower and I like to play computergames with high details. So I would like to upgrade my graphic card as various tests says that that is my problem. But it seems like there are a lot of things depending what graphic card my compouter can use and I think it is really difficult to figure it out preciously. I know my computer got a 300 watt power supply and also seems to have this PCI Express, but don't know about it is 1.0 or 2.0 (but have a guess that it is 2.0 as my computer is only 1 year old). On various sites it seems like GT 220, 240 and HD 5550 and 5570 are the recommended ones. But what of these are best for high resolution gaming? (playing on a 17'' screen if that helps here) Prices seems to be from 90 dollars to 130 dollars here (I don't live in America). But the HD 5550 one got 2 GB and the others got 1 GB so sounded best for me there, but really no clue in fact. But if any of the cards are superior I don't mind the 40 dollars difference so it's mostly if one of the cards got no difference or so.

Also if anyone got a tip to how to get the old graphic card out it would be nice.) Seen some videos on web and founded articles about how to do, but this computer seems not to have those screws inside so you can free the card. Instead it seems to be back on the case, but that 1 screw doesn't make the card get free in bottom and can't find any screws there.

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November 2, 2010 at 20:48:43
You do not have a Graphics Card it is a Graphics Chip soldered to the Motherboard. You may actually need a low profile PCIExpress Card.

Dell support have Manuals available for download, but from the tone of your post would recommsnd taking it to a PC Shop.

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November 3, 2010 at 01:32:20
Well it just says on the game-o-meter (yougamers.com), that I got a HD 4350. And it looks like an ordinary medium size graphic card inside my desktop.

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November 3, 2010 at 12:28:48
Hmm so okay finaly found some usefull info on AMD.com, but anyone could tell me about any tricks to remove the card? I have followed manual but got stucked at removing the card. It's stucked and can't se any bottoms to press to free it. Anyone have any experience with this?

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April 3, 2011 at 19:15:01
You don't have a graphics card. f you bought it and never placed one inside, then it's just onboard Intel graphics. Don't try to get that out. I would go for the 5570. And remember to put it in the PCI Express x16 slot

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