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Old 02-11-2009, 09:06 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi there I was wondering if this card:

Integrated Intelģ GMA X4500HD Graphics

is better than this card:

Newegg.com - JATON VIDEO-PX7200GS-LP GeForce 7200GS 128MB 64-bit GDDR2 PCI Express x16 Low Profile Video Card with L-P Bracket - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards


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My cousin's Dell has the integrated one and wanted to know if upgrading to the second one would allow him to do everything he does now and more. Appreciate any help
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Old 02-11-2009, 09:42 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Definitely not... an HD 4500 would be like a 7300GS card... that card is slower than a 7300GS.. so its a point less upgrade

If you want a real video card:

Newegg.com - CHAINTECH GSE86GT-A1 GeForce 8600 GT 256MB 128-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 SLI Supported Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards
Newegg.com - Apollo AP-HD4650 256MB DDR3 Radeon HD 4650 256MB 128-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards

Either of those are worth upgrade for a bit more
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The problem I face is that he only has a 250W psu and he wants to get a card that will support dual monitors, but I don't want to downgrade from the integrated graphics he already has....any ideas?

refer to this post to see my original conflcit: Question on Video card for 250W power supply Dell Stuio Slim

any help would be greatly appreciated.
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Why not buy a cheap PC Power and Cooling PSU (since they make Dell Upgrade PSU's)

Dell Upgrade Power Supplies from PC Power & Cooling
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do you think that would fit in a studio slim?
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That's probably the best idea ever, making replacement PSUs for Dells.

What do you mean by a "Studio Slim"?
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Dell Studio Slim Desktop PC

apparently they have a special psu in them, and I don't see the model on the list for that site vernong1992 suggested.


Do you think this would work?

Newegg.com - SAPPHIRE 100252L Radeon HD 4550 512MB 64-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Low Profile Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards

same graphics card, reccomends 300W, but ive heard that dell underestimates theirs, so maybe his 250w would work? I don't really want to take the chance and buy it though unless im sure.

This seems harder than it should be for him just wanting to use dual monitors...
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To be honest, I have no clue...one way or the other, you should update that PSU. I'm not sure which kind would fit with that case..
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For a slim desktop like that, he would need a TFX psu. Something like this should be able to power that card:
Newegg.com - SeaSonic SS-300TFX 300W TFX12V 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply - Power Supplies

But it doesn't have a PCI-E power connector. A molex adapter would have to be used.
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What does your cousin do with the computer? Why does he need an upgrade?
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