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I'm looking at replacing my Graphics card, I would like to know what kind of graphics card would be good as a replacement, I like to game on my PC but don't want to go all out, any ideas?

SPECS:

operating system: Windows Vista Home Premium 32-bit SP1

CPU: Intel Core 2 Quad Q8300 @ 2.50GHz
Yorkfield 45nm Technology

RAM: 4.00GB Dual-Channel DDR2 @ 400MHz (6-6-6-18)

Motherboard: Dell Inc. 0M017G (CPU 1)

Graphics: DELL IN2010N (1600x900@60Hz)
1024MB NVIDIA GeForce GT 220 (NVIDIA)

Hard Drives: 932GB Seagate ST31000528AS ATA Device (SATA)

If other information is required then let me know! Thanks!

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You may have the 350 watt unit.  You can verify by opening up the side panel and looking at the sticker information on the side of it.  Therefore, it depends on how much you want to spend based on the cards mentioned and what games you play.

If you just have the 300 watt, you'll need to stay with the HD 6670 or HD 7750 unless you want to upgrade your power supply which can be done with any standard ATX type unit.  I would recommend a Corsair in this case.  However, I think the HD 7750 should meet your needs based on the GT 220 you have now.  

If you have the mini tower, the HD 7750 HERE is a better deal or these two HERE are popular also.  You don't need low profile in the mini tower cases and you get better cooling on the video card with the full size ones. 

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What Dell system do you have?  We need to know what size power supply you have to determine the video card you can get. If you have a quad, then you may have around a 350 watt PSU that has the additional 6-pin power cable.  The 300 watt power supplies usually do not.  If you have just a 300 watt unit, you can go with the HD 7750 as your best option for gaming.  If you have a 350 watt or 360 watt, you can look at something better like the GTX 650 or the HD 6790 or HD 7770.  The latter 3 require the 6-pin.  All of these will be superior to the GT 220.   If you just want something better than what you have that still allows for gaming and does not cost much, get the HD 6670 HERE

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Hi BJAYP,

Let me know the system model or private message the service tag so that I can help you with the compatible Video card on the computer.

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Awaiting your response!

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It's a Dell Studio 540

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A SAPPHIRE 100357LP Radeon HD 7750 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready Low Profile Video Card would work fine.

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Okay mate, cheers for that, so if I bought this, do I just remove old and then place new inside and once booted up will it work straight away or will it need to update?

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If you have a card I would UNINSTALL the Drivers for the OLD card.  Then Reboot into Ugly VGA.

Then shutdown unplug, and remove old and add new.

Then install the drivers from the new card.  It won't be auto detected.



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You may have the 350 watt unit.  You can verify by opening up the side panel and looking at the sticker information on the side of it.  Therefore, it depends on how much you want to spend based on the cards mentioned and what games you play.

If you just have the 300 watt, you'll need to stay with the HD 6670 or HD 7750 unless you want to upgrade your power supply which can be done with any standard ATX type unit.  I would recommend a Corsair in this case.  However, I think the HD 7750 should meet your needs based on the GT 220 you have now.  

If you have the mini tower, the HD 7750 HERE is a better deal or these two HERE are popular also.  You don't need low profile in the mini tower cases and you get better cooling on the video card with the full size ones. 

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The power unit is a bestec ATX0350P5WA- which upon searching I believe is a 350W Max. Therefore what would be best for gaming, I play Counterstrike Source, and RTS games, I would love it if able to play the new Rome Total War II game.

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Also after putting new, are the drivers easy to find?

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