Graphics card

  great dog 08:54 28 Feb 2010

I have a dell inspiron 560,windows 7,2gb ram,duel core 2.7ghz,what would be a good dedicated pci e graphics card to fit in this computer?

  gengiscant 10:28 28 Feb 2010

What card you could install is closely linked to what power supply your pc is fitted with, I beleive that your pc has a 300 watt supply .Is that right?

  great dog 10:47 28 Feb 2010

Yes 300watt supply,dell recomends a 512mb ati radeon hd 4350,would this be a good card,what sort of games will it run?

  gengiscant 12:53 28 Feb 2010

Gaming performance is less impressive. The HD 4350 maintained playable frame rates in Crysis, Call of Duty and Far Cry 2 at low settings, but those tests were the card's limit. If you're looking for more graphical power on a budget, the £39 GeForce 9500 GT is more convincing, but even this isn't a gamer's card.

If you add a better power supply you could of course get a better card.

  DieSse 17:10 28 Feb 2010

Of course it also depends on why you want a new card - what do you want to achieve with it that you can't now? The Dell recommended one may be fine for you - but, as above, not for more onerous jobs.

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