Hi, I have a Dimension C521 currently using an ATI X1300 256 MB PCIe graphics card, taking into consideration that this is a low profile card, could anyone recommend a reasonable upgrade. My system runs a AMD Athlon64 4400+ cpu, 4GB of PC5300 ram, 320 GB HDD, and a standard 280W PSU.
You can look at the low profile HD 4350, HD 4550, HD 4650, HD 5450, HD 5550 & HD 5570 with the latter being the best of the bunch. Any of these would be better than what you have though.
i am running an emachine cheapie pc with almost the same set up hardware wise with an ATI HD 5570 ... good card 🙂
stay away from any card with only a 64bit memory interface like the ati 4350 ... they are real slow in even moderate game play
i used to have the C521 and when i used it for my HTPC i had an old Nvidia 9400 in it to play WOW ... the modern day Nvidia version would be the GT 430 which would also work.