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Inspiron 545 - Graphics card upgrade

I'm looking to upgrade the graphics card in my Inspiron 545 and have been gifted an Nvidia GEforce GT610, I believe I may have to upgrade the PSU to handle the card. Is this correct and if so what should I be looking for?

I've never upgraded anything apart from an optical drive before so please excuse my ignorance. Thanks

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The Nvidia Geforce GT610 minimum power supply requirement is 300w which is what you have installed. Before buying a power supply, I would simply install the Nvidia Geforce GT610, connect the monitor to it, then power on the computer. See if it works. If it does not, we can then look for a power supply.


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No joy unfortunately. After installing the card and the drivers from the CD, the computer starts up and lets me log in to windows before the monitor goes into standby. 

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Other Inspiron 545 owners used this power supply.


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