Video Card For Inspiron 530

I just bought an inspiron 530 and need to buy a new dvi video card. It has a core 2 quad processor with 4 gb of ram. I also have a 22" digital monitor with 1680x1050 resolution. I am not an avid gamer so i wasn't looking to spend more than $100. Though i would like to have at least moderate gaming capabilities. Oh and in case it isn't obvious, i am basically completely ignorant when it comes to this stuff. So feel free to poke fun if it means you'll give me a good recommendation.

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Dell Inspiron 530 Video Card To Run Starcraft 2

Whats a decent, cheap video card for my inspiron 530 dell to run starcraft ii on? I'm running on a glorified. 4500 duo 2. 20 ghz processors, 2 gigabytes of ram, and my computer's stock video card, which is 101. 16% useless for gaming. I'll easily be able to afford some more ram, but the price for a new, decent video card is what's scaring me. I'd like to get the most bang for my buck, so any help would really be appreciated at this point! I have star-craft ii installed, and it's just sitting there.

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Dell Inspiron 530 Freezes

A friend gave me a dell inspiron 530 and am running a new install windows xp. The computer keeps freezing randomly. It will run fine for a minute and then freezes but more like a hiccup then a freeze it gets stuck and with some serious lag where you can't do anything. But you can wait it out for a minute and it will run again for a little bit and then freeze again. Sometimes to the point where i have to power down and restart. Wiped out xp and put ubuntu i don't have any desire to run windows. Haven't ran it in ten years not going to start now. A little different but same problems that windows had. Ubuntu seems like it tries to fight the freeze, weird. So here's what i did:

It has a sata 1tb hard drive, ran numerous tests on it. All came back negative. 2gb of ram numerous tests on it all good there too. 512 nvidia pci/express ran tests on it( kind of like the ram test) real extensive everything checks out. Jumped the bios to reset it, checked for bios updates. Replaces the cables on the inside. Sata cables, check voltage on power supply. Checked battery every things tip top. Then i thought what the *** i'll completely clean the whole computer, maybe its some dust somewhere, stripped it all apart like your field cleaning your gun. New thermal compound cleaned fans, it looks brand new again. So then i started running tests on the processor speed test and stuff like that to get it real hot everyone always says "oh yup your computers getting too hot thats the problem" nope it ain't. So between fighting the stupid freezing and hiccups and crap like that, i manage to run every test and do everything i can think of to fix it. I'm thinking that maybe the whole motherboard is shot. But where, cause i would really like to know. And is there a extensive motherboard testing program out there, everything i see has to run through windows and most of the utility's i am running to test my cpu are of a live cd or a bootable cd or thumb drive. And thats crazy to cause i can run the utility cds and knoppix cd no problem with no hiccups or nothing. So then i think maybe it is the hard drive but can a hard drive come back with no errors but the read head is the one with the error?

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Psu Upgrade For Inspiron 530

Subject: psu upgrade for inspiron 530 core 2 duo, the desktop unit came with acbell 300w psu. The upgrade is needed for additional power supply to nvidia 8600 gts. This is a common and chronic problem. I just got off chatting with a dell agent. She was adamant that the mother board can support only a 280w psu. (1) i would very much appreciate hearing from an inspiron 530 core 2 duo owner who is actually and currently using a psu upgrade: the make and name of the psu (hopefully with modular connections). (2) i would also appreciate hearing from an owner who has adequately tested using the 2 free sata connectors from the native psu, converting them to 4 pins female and then, through the y-shaped connector(that came with card), to the 6 pin input on the nvidia card. Does the native 300w psu support this extra load gracefully?

Posted On: November 3rd 2008 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Dell Inspiron 530 Restoring

How to return my dell inspiron 530 computer to, just when it was out of the box with just the basic programs it came with n everything. Ive seen others ask how to do this with other pcs so i hope i can do it with mine. N will it erase everything else off the hard drive or will it just put it in a separate file that does nothing but take up space. Answer:- start pressing ctrl and f11 together as soon as you switch on, until the option for factory image/restore comes up on the screen.

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Play Crysis On Dell Inspiron 530 Desktop

I just got my new dell inspiron 530 desktop can i play crysis on this? Ok, so it says it has a integrated graphic card i assume its high tech and ive seen some crysis video on youtube. It looks hot and someone said you will need a new computer to play it. So i got the new computer and going to buy the game tomorrow but i want to know will i be able to play crysis at max settings.

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Using Nvidia Geforce 9800gt On Dell Inspiron 530

Can i use a nvidia geforce 9800 gt 1gb gddr3 pci express graphics card on a dell inspiron 530? I have a dell inspiron 530, and the graphics card is really crappy. I can barely play vindictus on the lowest settings possible. I want to play some really top-notch games, but i don't want to spend more than $150 on a graphics card. I have zero knowledge of installing graphics cards, so i have no idea if this graphics card is installable into the dell inspiron 530.

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Dell Inspiron 531 Video Card Upgrade

I am here with questions on what video card i should get. I am looking for a better video card that can actually play some decent games, such as orange box or counter strike source. Dell inspiron 531, model 0ry206
Amd athlon 64 x2 dual core processor 3800+ (2. 0ghz)
958mb ram
Nvidia geforce 6150se nforce430 281 mb video card
1680x1050 display (32 bit) (60hz)
2009. 4 mhz

My budget is under 100 dollars. I'm not a *** gamer, but i would like to at least play something good on this computer. I was looking at these, but i am not sure if they're compatible with my computer. Evga e-geforce 6200 256mb ddr pci graphics card-256-p1-n399-lx

Msi nx8500gt-td256e geforce 8500 gt 256mb 128-bit gddr2 pci express x16 sli supported video card

Posted On: August 18th 2008 . View Related Posts . . View 3 Replies .

Replace Video Card In Dell Inspiron 9300 Laptop

How to replace video card in dell inspiron 9300 laptop? My almost 5 year old laptop, dell inspiron 9300, has a bad video card and needs to be replaced. I've got the dell manual online but it really needs better illustrations. Anyone have a link to instructions to what should be a fairly easy switch out of my old video card?

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Use Video Input On Video Card For Streaming Or For Webcam

Is there any program to allow you to use the video input on a video card for streaming or a webcam?

Posted On: 03-16-2004, 06:42 AM . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Video Card - Pixel Shader Vs Video Memory

My pick are these two video cards for my old computer for my basic needs(don't need to burn my expensive laptop). Asus radeon hd 3450 256 mb ah3450 8x agp low profile


512mb pny geforce 6200 vga/dvi/hdtv agp vcg62512aeb

>Both almost the same price(not buying from the links above)

>Gf6200: twice the video memory of the radeon hd 3450. Supports directx 9. 0, shader model 3. 0 and opengl 2. 0 support

>Radeon supports directx10. 1 and shader model 4. 1 enables stunning and complex special effects opengl2. 0 support

I might not use that that old crap to play games that needs directx10. 1(shader4. 1) but i might consider someday. Gf6200 has twice the video ram though. Any suggestions?

I will be playing games that only needs directx 9. 0c(shader3. 0), so i'm assuming direct10. 1(shader4. 1) will improve graphic qualities? But it has halve the video ram than the other.

Posted On: 2 months ago . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Integrated Video Card Can Use Ram As Video Memory?

I want to know more about my video card(intel integrated extreme graphics 2 [circa 2003]) cause i don't understand, i tried googling for a while with no result:

1) how much exactly video memory does it have?

2) i heard that if it's integrated, i can go to the bios and make ram be shared with my video memory in case my video ram isn't enough? Is that true? Is that true with my integrated card too?

3) i'm of course going to buy a video card(agp type) capable of handling at least pixel shader 2. 0. If question 2 is "yes", can the new graphic card also be shared to use ram if necessary?

Depending if my integrated video card can use ram as video memory, this will help me decide whether i should get more ram or an agp video card that has a lot of video ram

I can't test the bios because i just ordered the old desktop and it will take a while to come:

Compaq evo d510 cmt

Windows xp professional

Intel pentium 4 2. 4 ghz single core

512mb(768ram) 80gbhdd agp slot

Integrated card extreme graphics 2 (circa 2003)

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If anyone should know, i have a powerful laptop already and i don't want to kill it by hours of basic stuff this old desktop can do.

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Dual Monitor Using Integrated Video Card And Pci Card

I have an integrated video card as well as a pci card. Would i be able to set up dual monitors using those two ports? Or would i have to buy a multi-monitor card/another pci card?

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Dell Inspiron 1000 Sound & Video Drivers Windows 7

I installed windows 7 on my dell inspiron 1000 and cant find the sound or video drivers any where. Please help?

Windows 7 and vista don't need the drivers came with the computer (for windows xp). All you have to do is going to windows update by typing "windows update" in the search box of the start menu and let the computer search for needed updates. These updates include video and sound drivers for your laptop.

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Difference Between Video Card And Graphic Card

What's the difference between video card and graphic card? I have installed vista in one partition, it says i have to add the video card. What i wanna know is can i go for a graphic card which can serve as video card or am i going totally wrong.

Posted On: December 1st 2009 . View Related Posts . . View 4 Replies .

Ram Card For Dell Inspiron 531s

I have't been able to find the right kind of ram card for my inspiron 531s window's home basic (dell)? I was hoping to find more ram but i'm not really good with computers. If anyone knows a good place to buy ram and the right kind for my computer that would be awesome! I also don't know how to install it. But as long as i know what ram to buy i can figure it out.

Posted On: 1 month ago . View Related Posts . . View 1 Replies .

Inspiron 9400 Pci Express Card Slot

I have a insprion 9400 laptop with an expresscard slot on the side. I talked to dell and they don't make an adapter to go from the express-card to a type ii slot. I want to get singular wireless internet and they only offer a pci card that works with a type ii slot. Does anyone know of a company who would make such an adapter or would it be better off changing the slot out? How difficult would that be?

Posted On: October 16th 2006 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

How To Insert Sim Card In Dell Inspiron N5010 ?

I have dell inspiron n5010 laptop. I have read in manual that sim card can be inserted in laptop and also i checked in my laptop that there is a sign to insert sim card but i am unable to insert. Anybody knows that how to insert sim card in this laptop model?

Posted On: 1 month ago . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Video Card For Improving Video Quality On 22'' Monitor

I am seeking for help to improve the video quality of the 22'' monitor. It's samsung t220 and the max resolution it supports is 1680 x 1050. Currently, it's connected through vga with the onboard intel integrated graphics. Say if i connect a video card and then connect monitor through dvi, will i be able to see considerable improvement in the video quality? Please advise how do i get the best out of the monitor. Also, can i see hd content on this monitor? It does support hdcp. And i found this ati radeon 4350 hd video card - which looks decent enough for movies and casual stuff. I don't plan to game on this machine. Is this card fine for my purpose?

Posted On: 01-04-2010, 11:44 PM . View Related Posts . . View 1 Replies .

Logitech X-530 Vs X-540

I need to upgrade my speakers (x-230's) with funds now readily available; however i can't decide between the following. Both the x-530 and x-540 have had great reviews and i loved my old speakers until an unknown villain decided to muck them around my breaking each of the four speaker cones. Malicious: yes - reason: unknown?

The x-540's have the advantage of the remote control but they look less stylish in my opinion. I think they're an older design but i can't be sure. My sound is the only thing i would definitely like to see an improvement in as the rest of my computer is actually fast enough for all but the ludicrous number of benchmarks i subject it to.

Posted On: 09-24-2007, 06:54 PM . View Related Posts . . View 23 Replies .

Hp 530 Speakers Not Working

How can i make my speakers work on my hp 530 computer? I think there are internal speakers on this model but i can not activate them.

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World Of Warcraft With Intel Integrated Hd Graphics On I3 530

Will intels intergrated hd graphics on the i3 530 run world of warcraft will a decent fps?


Yes, that shouldn't be a problem. Wow is a low demanding game and will run with most onboard and integrated graphics controllers and being a online based game the performance is also dependable on other factors such as:

1) connection speed ( e.g 4m/bit )

2) ping ( 30ms/millisecond )

3) hardware . (Network card/router )

I have included hardware as a factor because a superior network card (n. I. C ) would significantly improve your ping times thus allowing you to experience a far smoother world of warcraft game and nic, s such as the " killer nic "( ) this network card actually uses a processor /npu (network processing unit ) that operates at 400mhz in tests improved ping times transfer to superior frame rates in games. However this wont improve ping times on a already poor broadband connection !

As i always state in answers regarding game performance its a balancing game. One superior piece of hardware does not make a gaming system, its better having a broad selection of mediocre hardware than one powerful component. You should have no problems. Enjoy world of warcraft .

Posted On: 3 months ago . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Samsung 530 Laptop To Run Football Manager 2010

Just ordered a samsung 530 laptop, will this run football manager 2010 & 11?

Answer:- well i couldn't find the specs on your laptop and the system requirements are pretty high. If the laptop has a celeron processor and intel graphics accelerator on it it probably won't run it and if at all on minimum settings and you can expect a lot of lag and low fps. Football manager 2010
System requirements* gd hardware rating diff
Intel processor - pentium 4 3. 0ghz login to compare your cpu
Amd processor - athlon 64 4000+
Nvidia graphics card - geforce 7600 gt 256mb login to compare your gfx card
Ati graphics card - radeon x1800 series 256mb
Ram memory - 1. 5 gb
Hard disk space - 2. 5 gb
Direct x - 9

At the bottom of this page you can enter your comp specs and it will tell you if you can run the game.

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Overheating Video Card

I recently was given a xfx geforce 6800 128mb as a gift but there is a problem. After i installed the card and drivers and started to play games like doom 3 or counter-strike, the games look awesome but after 5 mins a whole bunch of artifacts appear in the screen. So after i opened the case and the touched the video card i noticed that it was really really warm. I have never overclocked the video card.could it be an overheating problem?

Posted On: March 12th, 2005, 05:31 PM . View Related Posts . . View 3 Replies .

Video Card Or Processor

I have a 1600+ xp with an fx 5200 & 512 2100 ddr. I have 200 bucks for upgrading, so what should i get?

Oh yeah, last time i checked, 9800xt's were above $200, so any suggestions?

Posted On: 02-15-2004, 12:05 PM . View Related Posts . . View 11 Replies .

Recommend A Video Card

I need to add a new video card that will :

- Have dvi out for plugging into an lcd tv
- Be vista compatible and have drivers available

Posted On: November 14th, 2007, 08:31 PM . View Related Posts . . View 4 Replies .

Video Card Compatability

Is nvidia geforce 2 mx400 equivalent of ati(r) radeon(tm) 7000 or nvidia(r) geforce gts?

And i saw something on a cd case that has this system requirement: ati(r) radeon(tm) 7000 or nvidia(r) geforce gts or equivalent directx9. 0c compliant 32mb video card with hardware t & l

What does t & l means?

Posted On: July 13th, 2005, 02:19 AM . View Related Posts . . View 4 Replies .

3 Monitors - 1 Video Card

Quick question, i currently have a bfg 8800gt w/ 2x 23" samsung lcd monitors. I'm thinking about getting another 23" monitor and making it a 3-monitor setup but my video card only has 2x dvi ports. Also, my motherboard only has 1x pci 2. 0 x16 slot, so sli isn't an option. What can i do to make this work? Is there an easy solution other than selling my 8800gt and buying a card with more slots?

Posted On: 03-01-2010, 07:30 AM . View Related Posts . . View 3 Replies .

Video Card For 3 Monitors

Do any video cards support 3 monitors? I already have an 8800gt hooked up to 2 monitors and want to hook up an lcd tv to my computer. I got a 9800gt but i'm out of pci express x16 slots so i need to figure out another strategy. I want to be able to play 1080p movies from my computer.

Posted On: 12-29-2008, 12:43 PM . View Related Posts . . View 8 Replies .

Video Card For Rts

I want to get a graphics chip for my dell dimension 8200 desktop i was looking at the radeon 9550. All i need a card that is under $120 cdn (also in a canadian store) that i will be able to play next-gen rts games on medium settings without there being any freezing. (I have a agp port only. ) I have no idea if i am expecting to much because this will be my first card. And i need suggestions for such cards.

Posted On: August 12th 2006 . View Related Posts . . View 14 Replies .