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Dell Inspiron 530s graphics card & PSU help!

Q: Dell Inspiron 530s graphics card & PSU help!

Like an idiot, i never looked up the 530s and bought it on impulse. Now i find out that it is not a good gaming computer. I'm not a hardcore gamer but want a card that is at least 512 mb and can run games decently. The problem is i hav a slim case and cant find a PSU that will fit into it.

Can you please tell me if you have suggestions for a graphics card and PSU combo

A: Dell Inspiron 530s graphics card & PSU help!

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What's up. I'm looking for a graphics card that's direct x 11 compatible for my 530s. Everything on the computer is stock. I don't play games on my PC just need a new card so I can use OBS to stream with my Elgato on YouTube. Cheaper the better.
Thanks in advance!

A:Dell Inspiron 530s Direct X 11 Graphics Card Upgrade

Specifically One card from ONE vendor.   ASUS EAH 5450.
Some LOW Profile cards WILL NOT FIT.  The ASUS Silent 5450 and 6450 Definitely will.
The low profile must be REALLY low profile or the cover will not go on or the heatsink will prevent the hard drive bracket from going back in or both.
 
Get an ASUS SILENT RADEON HD 5450.  THE EAH5450 from ASUS fits in ALL Models of GX280 EXCEPT THE USFF Pictured Below.   THE 5450 Comes with 2 sets of brackets for Low Profile or standard slots.
If you have USFF you cannot install ANY card because there are no slots.
EAH5450 SILENT/DI/512MD3(LP) AMD Radeon HD 5450 1024MB DDR3 PCIe 2.1 x16 Video Card

 

 
VIDEO BELOW 5450 INSTALLED IN GX280 SFF

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Hello,

I'm terrified I've made a big mistake by buying an Inspiron 530s, that's the slim case version of the 530. I hadn't seen a photo and stupidly didn't think through how it being 'slim' would effect the compatability. My wireless card doesn't fit because it's too wide!! Oh god.

So how do I know which graphics card to buy that'll actually FIT the damn thing??

I've read the sticky on what info you all need to help numpties like me out with, and I'm afraid I don't have all of it because the comp in question is just out of the box and doesn't even have XP installed on it yet. Currently on my old Pentium 4 still.

It's an Intel Core 2 Duo E6750 2.66GHz / 3072mb / 2 x 320gb HDs
Power output +12v 17A / input 120v 8A.
I'm afraid I can't see/tell what make of motherboard it is but I'm pretty sure they're PCI slots.
Budget- cheap as possible!
Current graphics is Intel Onboard
Usage is not to game, I don't play any games whatsoever on it. It's to run Adobe CS3 programs simultaneously without lag, multiple windows in Photoshop, render out of After Effects and potentially animate in Maya and render out of that at good working speed. (all whilst still listening to iTunes or Real Player streaming)
So I don't need one that will make me cry, just one powerful enough for me to do whatever I like with those programs and not notice how hard my PC is working.

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A:Graphics card for the Inspiron 530s

http://support.euro.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/insp530s/en/OM/HTML/parts.htm#wp1079933

Check here, think you got a PCI, PCI express x16, PCI express x1.

Look inside take a picture with a digital camera post it here on the card slots, then you'll find out.
 

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My wife has a DELL inspiron 530s.....I am trying to persuade her to let me fit a graphic card I have....a Geforce GT-730 1GB DDR5 OC boost edition.

she does not play games, but does a fair bit of web browsing and uses MS office word a lot....

what I would like to know ( for me its a no brainer, as I already have the card, have no use for it and being low profile will fit the dell perfectly ) is what benefit should she expect to see and or will it give some measure of future proofing as websites become more complex....?

thanks

A:what benefit in adding graphic card to dell inspiron 530s

I don't think it's going to be worth the effort given what she's using it for. And what is the output on the power supply?? Factor that in if you go ahead and try to install the graphic card.

But if it were me.. I wouldn't do it.

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Hey. I'm mainly looking to upgrade my video card. Which is pretty much going to require me to upgrade the power supply also. Unless someone throws a video card in my lap that will work on a 250W power supply. The problem I'm running into is this: my tower is too slim for pretty much everything. Dell sells upgrades through their site but I'm wondering if there are other brands that sell something better/cheaper/fitworthy. Thanks in advance.
 

A:Upgrading power supply and video card for a Dell Inspiron 530s

These use a slimmer PSU if I remember correctly.

Your probably going to need to replace the case to be honest, which will also mean you'll need to replace the CPU cooler, because Dell use a screw-in design, which relies on the tray behind the motherboard having screws to hold the CPU cooler in place.

You could just get a bigger Dell case, pretty much any Inspirion or Vostro case will fit your hardware, plus you can then use a ATX PSU too. That will be your cheapest solution, purely because you only have the case to purchase.

If you want an aftermarket case your going to need the case, and a new CPU cooler, and possibly a new motherboard, dependant on whether you can remove the insulation tabs on each side of the cpu cooler mounting holes.
 

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A few days ago I did a clean install of Win 7 Home Premium on a Dell Inspiron 530s Desktop.  I recently started getting the Win 10 download notification says my computer is compatible. Would it be OK to upgrade? Here's a copy of the report:

A:Dell Inspiron 530s Win 10?

Looks like your Win 7 installation has not been activated.

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I have a Dell Inspiron 530s tower that runs great but is currently running Windows XP. I would like to upgrade it. I don't know much about buying hardware but I was advised to meet today's standards to upgrade it to:
Intel core i3 or i5
6GB RAM
1TB hard drive
Windows 64-bit.
I would like to know if it's much cost effective to take it to a computer shop and have these upgrades done or to buy them online, then have them installed. Any suggestions? Can I buy these items from other websites other than Dell that are compatible?

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Windows Vista Basic is the operating system........
When I start up the computer the first thing that shows is a black screen....DELL letters in white.....Inspirion below that....progress bar below that that "progresses" about half way and then locks up....no error messages associated......no way to navigate away from this page (F2, F12, F8).....A couple months ago I replaced a bad hard drive....everything was great again for about a month and then this......any suggestions please???

A:Dell Inspiron 530s lockup

and welcome to the Forum

Is the hard drive showing in BIOS?

Have you run the Dell diagnostics?

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my dell inspiron 530s won't turn on, when I press the power button, there is a steady orange light, fan has an initial spin but nothing after that, no new software installed
 

A:my dell inspiron 530s won't turn on

I have experienced this too. When i brought my PC to the nearest service centre they told me that motherboard burned out. It can be due to heat, bad air ventilation or bad power supply.
 

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I recently tried to install a windows vista service pack and it failed so i tried to restart my computer and it hasnt ever successfully started back up. A message that system repair is trying to fix it comes up but it never has (big surprise). So if your have any suggestions let me know please!

Things ive tried:
resetting the CMOS setting
resetting the memory chips
 

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Turned off computer last night everything fine. Turned on this morning and blue light comes on fans turn on but wontturn on there is a beeping can anyone help?

A:Desk top dell inspiron 530s

hdbreebs
Turned off computer last night everything fine. Turned on this morning and blue light comes on fans turn on but wontturn on there is a beeping can anyone help?
hdbreeb
What is the reading of the power button bi-colour LED, Steady Blue, or a Blinking Blue, see page 76?Are there any 'Beeps', if there are, check the 'Beep' codes in the following link, see page 84?Have you made any changes to the Inspiron 530s recently?The Inspiron 530s Owner's Manual is here:
http://downloads.dell.com/manuals/all-products/esuprt_desktop/esuprt_inspiron_desktop/inspiron-530s_owner%27s%20manual_en-us.pdf
Bev.

                 



Bev.  

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Please help me out my pc is getting automatic restart and show diskette drive 0 seek failure but i turned this off from setup of computer but again its is restarting. I install windows around 5-6 times but the problem is with every windows.My first windows was 7 pro , then i install windows 8.1 , then againg win7 ultimate all are 32bit ,but then i installed windows 7 pro 64bit because my processor is 64bit but problem was still there.Then i installed windows 8.1 again but now when it turned on it gets hang and blue screen appears and says "your pc ran into problem".It was continued till now but when i went again to turn it on it shows an "-"(Hyphen) blinking and nothing starts or no windows loading please help me out ASAP. And one more thing if it is hard disk problem then should i install 1tb hard disk in my Dell inspiron 530s.
 My specs are:
Intel® Core™2 Duo Processor E4500 (2M Cache, 2.20 GHz,
Intel(R) G33/G31 Express Chipset Family
WINDOWS 8.1  32BIT 
DELL INSPIRON 530s

 

A:Automatic Restart In Dell Inspiron 530s

Hi Lawleit
Thanks for writing to us. 
Please check in BIOS if the hard drive is detected. 
Also run diagnostics from f12 menu and let us know the outcome. 
If possible try this HD on a different machine or a different HD on this machine. 
Await your response.

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Hi. My Dell Inspiron 530S won't turn on. The green light by the power cord connection in the back lights up, but when I push the power button, nothing happens. No beeps or flashing colors, nothing happens at all. I have Windows Vista Home edition. The computer is between 2 to 3 years old. I just purchased Winferno Registry Power cleaner last week and after running it, the computer seemed to be faster. This same issue happened last week (before running Winferno) and we unplugged the power cord from the back of the PC for about 5 minutes and after we plugged it back in, it came on. Everything was working beautifully and then my son got on it and it kept freezing up. I didn't have time to look at it right then, so he did a proper shut down thinking that may resolve the issue. But the next morning, when I push the power button, nothing happens. We tried the unplugging again, even for an hour. But no matter what we do, it won't come on. I am not computer illiterate, but not an expert either. I think this may be a power supply issue, but would appreciate some feedback, before I purchase one. Thanks for any assitance.
 

A:Solved: Dell Inspiron 530S won't turn on

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slow start up for windows and internet ( approx 50 mins )icon in bottom right hand corner has a red cross over an icon of two monitors.The red cross disappears when the start up has finished. Lots of memory left but the computer did start to slow down but now its ridiculous.Once running everything is fine.

A:dell inspiron 530s which is now slow to start up

Hi millermaniac,Ensure no external peripherals are connected to the system while turning it on.Perform Complete Diagnostics using Dell PC Diagnostics. Use the link given below:http://dell.to/1ccE5gZYou can also perform diagnostics using the link given below:http://dell.to/19hqcwWIf diagnostics pass with no error code, optimize the performance of the operating system using the link given below:http://dell.to/1f5lsNhThanks & RegardsManshu S#iworkfordellmessage edited by DellManshuS

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Hello,

My brother has a Dell Inspiron 530s, and it needs a new power supply. Could anyone possibly tell me what type of power supply I will need? I know it all depends on what type of connectors and wattage. I know that I will need at least a 250-watt power supply, but I'm not sure about the connectors. I tried to look it up on their website but they didn't specify. I just don't want to have to buy a power supply from dell's website, I'd prefer to get one from newegg.com or amazon.

Thanks in advance.
 

A:Power Supply for Dell Inspiron 530s

That's a SFF [small form factor] power supply. Doubt you'll find one that is higher watt rated. Amazon has the following:

http://www.amazon.com/Genuine-Dell-Inspiron-Systems-Identical/dp/B001GJCR46

and this one

http://www.amazon.com/Genuine-Dell-Inspiron-Identical-Compatible/dp/B002WPSS28/ref=pd_sim_misc_3

Looks like the only difference is base price & shipping costs.
 

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Hi guys

I'm trying to fix a Inspiron 530s for a friend (i'm not an expert, but have a fair amount of knowledge with computers, so thought this would be the best place to come).

She kept getting daily BSOD so took it to a local computer repair shop. They installed a 'trial' version of windows 7 but this did not fix the problem. She passed it to me and asked me to reinstall vista, which i have now done. However the errors keep happening. I've read that it can be caused by drivers (i googled around a bit) so i updated all drivers for the model on the dell website, to no avail. I installed a program called 'Whocrashed' and it displayed the following:

"Crash dump directory: C:\Windows\Minidump

Crash dumps are enabled on your computer.
On Fri 17/09/2010 10:41:04 your computer crashed
This was likely caused by the following module: ntkrnlpa.exe
Bugcheck code: 0x1000008E (0xC000001D, 0x81CCC1F3, 0xA888FBDC, 0x0)
Error: KERNEL_MODE_EXCEPTION_NOT_HANDLED_M
Dump file: C:\Windows\Minidump\Mini091710-02.dmp
file path: C:\Windows\system32\ntkrnlpa.exe
product: Microsoft® Windows® Operating System
company: Microsoft Corporation
description: NT Kernel & System
The crash took place in a standard Microsoft module. Your system configuration may be incorrect, possibly the culprit is in another driver on your system which cannot be identified at this time.

On Fri 17/09/2010 09:29:57 your computer crashed
This was likely caused by the followi... Read more

A:Frequent BSOD Dell Inspiron 530S

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Hi guys

I'm trying to fix a Inspiron 530s for a friend (i'm not an expert, but have a fair amount of knowledge with computers, so thought this would be the best place to come).

She kept getting daily BSOD so took it to a local computer repair shop. They installed a 'trial' version of windows 7 but this did not fix the problem. She passed it to me and asked me to reinstall vista, which i have now done. However the errors keep happening. I've read that it can be caused by drivers (i googled around a bit) so i updated all drivers for the model on the dell website, to no avail. I installed a program called 'Whocrashed' and it displayed the following:

"Crash dump directory: C:\Windows\Minidump

Crash dumps are enabled on your computer.
On Fri 17/09/2010 10:41:04 your computer crashed
This was likely caused by the following module: ntkrnlpa.exe
Bugcheck code: 0x1000008E (0xC000001D, 0x81CCC1F3, 0xA888FBDC, 0x0)
Error: KERNEL_MODE_EXCEPTION_NOT_HANDLED_M
Dump file: C:\Windows\Minidump\Mini091710-02.dmp
file path: C:\Windows\system32\ntkrnlpa.exe
product: Microsoft? Windows? Operating System
company: Microsoft Corporation
description: NT Kernel & System
The crash took place in a standard Microsoft module. Your system configuration may be incorrect, possibly the culprit is in another driver on your system which cannot be identified at this time.

On Fri 17/09/2010 09:29:57 your computer crashed
Th... Read more

A:[SOLVED] Frequent BSOD Dell Inspiron 530S

Hi,

Please follow these http://www.techsupportforum.com/f217...ml#post2545708

Attach the .zip file to your next post in this thread.

Regards,
Reventon

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I have a Dell Inspiron 530S PC running Windows Vista Home Premium, bought this PC in 2007 and it hasn't been used all that much. It keeps losing the date and time. I have replaced the coin cell battery-CR2032, 3 volt twice as I thought that the first time I may just have gotten a bad battery and reset the CMOS jumper to clear the CMOS. It worked for awhile then went back to losing date and time. I have everything plugged into a surge protector. There is a shutdown item in windows that I click on to power down the PC, then after it shuts down I turn off the surge protector to shut off all power, to save electricity as we don't use our PC everyday. To start the PC I turn on the surge protector then press the power button on the PC. What happens is the PC starts up as soon as the power is turned on at the surge protector, when that happens the PC won't boot as the CMOS setting (date and time) revert back to 2007. Once I reset the CMOS to the correct date and time and press F10 to save the PC boots up and works fine until I shut it down and go to use it again. I notice there is a LED light towards the front of the PC that goes off when the surge protector is turned off but if I plug the PC power cable directly into the wall receptacle this LED light stays on even though the PC is powered down and that may be because the PC isn't powering down completely. The way it used to work was to simply turn on the surge protector and then press the start (power) button o... Read more

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Hello,

I'm terrified I've made a big mistake by buying an Inspiron 530s, that's the slim case version of the 530. I hadn't seen a photo and stupidly didn't think through how it being 'slim' would effect the compatability. My wireless card doesn't fit because it's too wide!! Oh god.

So I've tried to see if I can find some advice online about which one to buy but I can't. Could anyone please advise? I'm also looking for a graphics card for the same purpose but I'll post it in the appropriate forum.
Thanks.
 

A:Which Wireless PCI card for an Inspiron 530s

Don't worry, just look for low profile PCI cards
 

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Raid 0, 1, 5 and 0+1 support for Dell Vostro 200 / 400 and Inspiron 530 / 530s machines! (Finally)

http://snipurl.com/1w59v
http://www.thelostbrain.com/post/20...d-Inspiron-530--530s-machines!-(Finally).aspx
For all those who dare, use at your own risk.
 

A:Raid 0, 1, 5 and 0+1 support for Dell Vostro 200 / 400 and Inspiron 530 / 530s machin

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tray out test failed code WCD46-7ZB
 

A:Dell Inspiron 530S tray out test failed code WCD46-7ZB

And you want to know what?

I assume you want to know what that means. The software control of the disc drive is not working.
 

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My computer has power, but will not respond to F8 or F12.  No curser, nothing but black screen.  No beeping for codes.  Fans runs real loud.

A:My Dell Inspiron 530S, with Vista OS will not boot, black screen, fans running

Do you have a CD in the drive by chance? USB stick plugged in?
Has the machine been dropped or hit or fluids spilled on it?
Any power surges lately while machine was connected to power?
Try reseating your RAM. It should be fairly easy to do. Google it if you have difficulties.

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Hello! As the title states I have an Inspiron 620 and I'm looking to upgrade the graphics card to something that will give me good frame rates in World of Warcraft (40-60+). I just upgraded the power supply (I now have an EVGA 600w) and I also have 8 GB of RAM with an Intel Core i5-2320 @ 3.30 GHz processor. Any help would be greatly appreciated - thanks in advance!

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I have Dell inspiron 15R N 5010 with ATI RADEON HD550v as graphics card. Now the graphics card stopped working, what should I do?

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Hi, I just purchased a laptop from dell and over much debate forced myself to go with the Inspiron over the XPS laptops. I know it sounds crazy but I got a $1,450 for 1,100 with coupon combinations, etc.

My biggest concern, and my only problem with the laptop is it is running a Intel Integrated Graphics Media Accelerator X3100. I've read reviews on its performance, and well, im very distraught.

Me being a gamer I have to have some kind of video performance.

IS THERE ANY and i mean ANY way this could be upgraded? Even if it would only take a few hardware component swaps, please tell me that one day I can make this a beast of a laptop. Here are its specs, and the reason why I chose it over the XPS. Im sure you will agree its a great laptop, only lacking in graphics capability (and possibly HDD RPM).



-- Inspiron 1520 --
-- Intel® Core? 2 Duo T8300 (2.4GHz/800Mhz FSB/3MB cache)
-- [223-5726]
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-- Memory --
-- 4GB Shared Dual Channel DDR2 at 667MHz
-- [311-7216]
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-- LCD Panel --
-- Glossy, widescreen 15.4 inch display (1280x800)
-- [320-5460]
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-- Video Card --
-- Intel Graphics Media Accelerator X3100
-- [320-5457]
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-- Hard Drive --
-- Size: 320GB SATA Hard Drive (5400RPM)
-- [341-5453]
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-- Operating System (Office software not included) --
-- Genuine Windows® XP Professional
------
-- Network Card and Modem --
-- Int... Read more

A:Dell Inspiron graphics card question

have you checked dell website for upgrades? I believe there is non available but just to make sure
 

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Hey

Ive been browsing the web for new games that have come out that i want to buy and have checked compatability on system requirements lab but thay all seem to fail on the graphics card front. I have a ATI Radeon Xpress 1150 (ATI Radeon Xpress Series (0x5975)) according to the lab. What do you guys think is the best card for me to get on a medium budget? for use with gaming that will fit in my Dell inspiron 1501

Cheers

Oli T:rolleyes:
 

A:Buying new Graphics card for Dell Inspiron?

I had a quick look at dells and they don't sell upgrades for video cards for inspirion 1501. also nothing at ebay so you may have to with this card or try to contact dell and ask the support.

mscrx
 

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Hello,
I did look through similar threads on this site first, but the most recent one I found was more than a year old, so I decided to create a new Post
We have a 6 year old Dell Inspiron 580 MT. Just purely because of its age I am about to put in a new Hard Drive, & while doing this I thought to upgrade/replace the dedicated Graphics card.
At the Moment there is a 512 MB NVIDIA GeForce G310 card in there. The Computer is used mainly for business, so no gaming stress on it. The Card handles two Monitors, both Dell 2007FP with a resolution of 1600 x 1200. At the moment one is on the DVI, one on the VGA but I would like to make both DVI to "Future Proof" if we replace the Monitors with larger Higher resolution ones.
What would be a sensible upgrade Graphics Card? I would like to find one that would not require a PSU upgrade as well.
CPU is an Intel Core i3 Processor 530(2,93GHz,4MB)
8 GB of RAM onboard
Any suggestions much appreciated :-)

A:Upgrade Graphics Card on Dell Inspiron 580 MT

Hi Eving Traveller
Thanks for writing to us. 
Below are few other graphics card which are compatible with your system. 
nVidia GT220 1GB
nVidia M207 1GB
AMD Radeon HD 5670 1GB
AMD Radeon HD 5450, 1G
You can look for the ports specifications on the vendor website, before you decide on one.
The machine goes with only 300w PSU, so you need not worry about changing the PSU. 
Regards

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Hello,
My graphics card on my Dell Inspiron 8200 has died. Yes, the laptop is seven years old, but it out performs all the new laptops at work, so I'm sticking with it. (It might be because work won't allow any operating systems other than Win XP that I gives me the advantage - don't know) The invoice says that the card was a "32MB DDR 4X AGP nVidia GeForce4 440 Go". There are plenty of these cards around. Just wondering if I can stick anything better or new in, but I don't know what will fit. Found the install picture at http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/ins8200/en/sm_en/vidbd.htm#1084976
Value your thoughts. Many thanks in advance.
 

A:Graphics Card Dell Inspiron 8200

I could be wrong, but I don't think there are many other graphics cards that would fit your laptop, being the removable graphics cards for laptops are rare..

If you can find a Radeon 9000, it will work, that's about all that I know of.
 

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I have a Dell Inspiron 530 with a Dell 0FM586 motherboard, Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 2.4GHz, 3MB memory. I'm currently using the integrated graphics, but I'd like to upgrade to the Nvidia XFX GeForce 9600 GSO video card. So, I have two questions:
I will also have to replace my existing 350-watt power supply. Can you recommend a reliable, affordable power supply in the 550-watt range? (I already bought the Rocketfish RF-550WPS. Will it be sufficient?)Has anyone had any experience with this setup (a Dell Inspiron 530 with an Nvidia XFX GeForce 9600 GSO video card)? They are compatible, correct?I used to build my own computers, but it's been a while and technology has come a long way since then. I don't even know what Nvidia's SLI technology is, so I'm assuming that this is not an issue here....

Any light that anyone can shed on my concerns would be most greatly appreciated. Thanks for your help!

Dave

A:Upgrading Graphics Card in Dell Inspiron 530

Hi DMMoulton, welcome to the board.

As long as your board has a PCI exp 16 slot it will support the GPU. 550w PSU is quite sufficient for one 9600. Don't know much about if Rocketfish is a reliable brand though.

Computer now and then is basically the same in principle.

Enjoy,

Bruce

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I was looking to get this card for my computer but wanted to know if it would work

Amazon.com: HIS Radeon HD 6670 1GB (128bit) GDDR5 HDMI DVI-D (HDCP) VGA PCI Express X16 2.1 Low Profile Graphics Cards H667FN1G: Computers & Accessories

On this site it says that the card and computer only used 200 watts durring testing

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/...k,3135-14.html

A:New Graphics Card For Dell Inspiron 580s

The card should fit no problem. The power supply on the other hand may not be up to it. The HD 6670 isn't necessarily a power hungry card (average around 67W at load) but if your Dell has the stock 300W power supply in it, it may not work.

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Hey there, I'm currently running a crappy 256MB GeForce 8600 GT, it runs pretty well but it's 3 years, almost 4 years old, and new games aren't running as fresh as I'd like..

I'm considering upgrading to a new Palit GTS 450 SONIC OC 1024MB card

Just wondering if anyone can tell me if it will actually be able to run on the stock rig

Can someone show me a diagram of how to attach a 6 pin connector to wherever it goes so I can see if it will all go smooth before I purchase it?

4GB Ram, 3.0GHz Core 2 Duo already upgraded, so please don't say bottleneck is imminent!
 

A:Dell Inspiron 530 Graphics Card Upgrade

Howdy,

I believe the powerSupply on that model would be the question.......does it have enough power to run that V card correctly?
 

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Hello,
I did look through similar threads on this site first, but the most recent one I found was more than a year old, so I decided to create a new Post
We have a 6 year old Dell Inspiron 580 MT. Just purely because of its age I am about to put in a new Hard Drive, & while doing this I thought to upgrade/replace the dedicated Graphics card.
At the Moment there is a 512 MB NVIDIA GeForce G310 card in there. The Computer is used mainly for business, so no gaming stress on it. The Card handles two Monitors, both Dell 2007FP with a resolution of 1600 x 1200. At the moment one is on the DVI, one on the VGA but I would like to make both DVI to "Future Proof" if we replace the Monitors with larger Higher resolution ones.
What would be a sensible upgrade Graphics Card? I would like to find one that would not require a PSU upgrade as well.
CPU is an Intel Core i3 Processor 530(2,93GHz,4MB)
8 GB of RAM onboard
Any suggestions much appreciated :-)

A:Upgrade Graphics Card on Dell Inspiron 580 MT

Hi Eving Traveller
Thanks for writing to us. 
Below are few other graphics card which are compatible with your system. 
nVidia GT220 1GB
nVidia M207 1GB
AMD Radeon HD 5670 1GB
AMD Radeon HD 5450, 1G
You can look for the ports specifications on the vendor website, before you decide on one.
The machine goes with only 300w PSU, so you need not worry about changing the PSU. 
Regards

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Based on the research and posts here, I installed the recommended NVidia GeForce GT 620 Low Profile graphics card into my system. However, my system will not release the onboard Intel display adapter. There is no place in the BIOS to disable the display adapter, and my BIOS does not recognize there is an adapter in the PCIe slot. I downloaded and installed the latest graphics driver for Windows 10. My system shows two display adapters (Intel and NVIDIA). I disabled the Intel device in Device Manager, rebooted, but my system still doesn't recognize the new card. I am using the DVI connector because of the low profile configuration.
Odd thing is, when I boot the system, just using the new card, it starts up fine, and then the monitor goes blank. it doesn't recognize a digital signal. I purchased this card (pretty cheap cost) in the hopes of upgrading my DirectX capabilities. My Intel driver will not go beyond 11.1, and I need at least 11.3.
Any ideas?

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Based on the research and posts here, I installed the recommended NVidia GeForce GT 620 Low Profile graphics card into my system. However, my system will not release the onboard Intel display adapter. There is no place in the BIOS to disable the display adapter, and my BIOS does not recognize there is an adapter in the PCIe slot. I downloaded and installed the latest graphics driver for Windows 10. My system shows two display adapters (Intel and NVIDIA). I disabled the Intel device in Device Manager, rebooted, but my system still doesn't recognize the new card. I am using the DVI connector because of the low profile configuration.
Odd thing is, when I boot the system, just using the new card, it starts up fine, and then the monitor goes blank. it doesn't recognize a digital signal. I purchased this card (pretty cheap cost) in the hopes of upgrading my DirectX capabilities. My Intel driver will not go beyond 11.1, and I need at least 11.3.
Any ideas?

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I have bought two different types of graphics cards for my computer that were recomended to me from Dell and neither are working. I am averaging four hours at a time with Dell on the phone and they can't get them to work. The first card I bought was a Geforce 8400 and they said it was a faulty card and sent me a new one. That new card after 4 hours on the phone they said was non-compatible with my computer or my Vista was corrupt. I was getting a blue screen with all kinds of data file errors. Then they recommended an ATI Radeon 2400. I received that and after three and a half hours I was told it was faulty and they are sending me a new one today. My problem is why can't anybody figure this out and get me a card that will work or get my Vista to work. How can I tell if Vista is corrupt?

A:Dell Inspiron 350s-graphics Card Issue

try looking in the on line support pages http://support.dell.com/support/topi...upport_central you may find thr info you need through one the options also check the on line support pages for nvidia for the latest drivers for your card

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Some months ago my laptop screen began flickering with vertical bands and other distortions. Dell support thought it was the graphics card--a Mobility Radeon 9000. They said the graphics card was integrated with the motherboard and that it was not customer replaceable--and the cost would be $499 for the repair at Dell. I decided to just live with the weird screen.

But, a few days ago the laptop screen went dark. Oddly when I restarted the screen was lit again but went dark just after Windows XP SP3 started up. I called Dell and it was the same story as before with the out of warranty dept. A guy who seemed to know what he was talking about said that it was not the LCD because although I was able to get a display on an external monitor, the difference in resolution accounted for the dark laptop screen. Again I contemplated whether just lo start using an external monitor all the time.

Then I was checking on the system configuration at the Dell web site and started a chat with a tech rep. He was quite sure that the graphics card and the motherboard are NOT integrated and that the card could be swapped for a new one. He added that this was not something a customer could/should do.

So, what is the real story here? Is it integrated with the MB or not? Can it be swapped or not? If so, is it likely I can do it or get a local techie to do it for less than $500?

Many thanks!

d.
 

A:Dell Inspiron 8200 graphics card problem

Upon start today the Inspiron display was functioning again--not dark--but the resolution was lower than normal and could not be changed. So, the LCD seems fine, with the graphics card likely worsening.
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Hi i just installed XP Pro SP 3 on my Dell Insprion 1520 and i tried to install the drivers that i downloaded from dell for my notebook and they don't work. Im not sure what my sound card is but my graphics card is a Intel Mobile 965 Express Chipset Family. All i know is in device manager my sound card comes up as PCI device. If anyone could help me it would be great!

Thanks Jay

A:No sound/graphics card working on Dell Inspiron 1520

Ok well i have my sound working now its just the graphics chipset. Can anyone help at all?

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Guys I messed up real bad... I saved up money for a year to buy this laptop and finally yesterday ordered it in ebay, and afterwards going through the details I noticed it didn't say that it had the gtx 960m video card but rather intel HD graphics built in. The price is the same as the other versions of the laptop with the gtx on eBay and I just happened to be a complete moron not checking twice as I should've and order this particular version http://www.ebay.com/itm/272181768757?_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT
My question is does it even exist? Dell 7559 without the gtx 960m? It's the same price as the ones with the gtx video card.
I don't even know what to do...

A:Is there a version of the Dell inspiron 7559 without the gtx 960m graphics card?

When you are buying from online Market, you have to double check you are getting an functional complete legit products, and read reviews from many sources before buying a specific products.
In your case, Dell Inspiron 15 7559 was an "Manufacture Refurbished" of returned Inspiron 15 to the factory according to the description.
Thus, read carefully next time, as refurbished are likely "tested" to function as intended. From the page on Ebay you have brought, it might have been a bad buy, so you got rip off for the wrong product if you did not get your refund. Ebay in my view is not too safe, it more of a trade market  versus places where you can buys computer officially. Thus this problem is between you and the seller.

PS: Yeah most I15 7559 model should have Geforce 960M graphic as detail here >http://www.dell.com/us/p/inspiron-15-7559-laptop/pd?ref=PD_OC<.

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Hello Everybody

Anyone knows where I can find graphic cards for the Dell 530s.
This is a compact size tower. A standard size graphic card does not fit.
I am not able to use high graphic settings or features like for games.
It is only a matter of card height. Stupid thing.
I think they call them low profile cards or so.

Thanks a lot

A:Where to find graphic card for Dell 530s

Here's your best bet. 9800 GT from Sparkle. 105$ which is pretty good for a 9800 GT in low profile. Make sure you can buy from Newegg though.

Newegg.com - SPARKLE SX98GT512D3L-NM GeForce 9800 GT 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready Low Profile Ready Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards





You could really game on this thing if your 530 even has a dual core pentium or something like it and it's in a low profile size so it'll most definitely fit. HDMI support as well.

Also, make sure you have the required connectors as the card only requires one 6 pin connector for auxiliary power.

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Hi, I'm new to owning this All In One Dell, and while it has a quad core processor, I have noticed that it is lacking in the graphics department.  I know this unit is quite slim, and am not sure of one's ability to open it up and upgrade specific components inside of it.  It comes with an AMD Radeon R4 integrated graphics card, so my question is if there is any way to buy a better card to put inside of it.  Thank you in advance!

A:Graphics Card Upgrade for Dell Inspiron All In One 24 3000 model 3455

There are no upgrades for Graphics on an all in one.

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In March I was playing a bigfish game and listening to Pandora. My computer kept shutting Pandora down, and placing a copy of my game on that tab. I sent it to a friend that fixed it, did the same thing days later. Long story, finally took it to BestBuy, they said the hard drive was dead and the battery was low. They said the computer was too old for them to fix, suggested a place to take it. I purchased a 1T Western Digital hard drive and had it installed. I cannot get on the internet, I know the internet is working because I am on an old Dell sitting next to it. Messages said I need a network adapter (wireless ??), ethernet controller, SM Bus Controller. I know software, but this is my first time working on the inside of a computer. So what do I need to get my computer up and running. Do I just need a wireless network adapter and then I will be able to download the other two. Also having sporadic problems with video card. Sometimes my MS games work, and then the next time it gives me messages, and the games are iffy. 

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Ok I guess I should have checked this 1st but I didnt I have a Dell Inspiron 530s that orginally came with windows vista home premium 32bit that I did a fresh install of windows 7 sp 1 but I am having lots of problems with it because I cant find drivers for my devices Is there a work around for this or I am just gonna have to hope I can reinstall vista?

A:Inspiron 530S

The only way to get back to Vista is too have the recovery disks from Dell.

You should always check for drivers before updating.

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My Inspiron 530S, Vista OPS does not donwload PPS and videos from the internet and does not print
(instaled printer does not show up on printers) also I can not open some programs like Norton, etc.

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Hey, long story short, I need to do some upgrades. Right now the biggest problem I have is that I have a slimmer case that pretty much won't hold anything. So I'm looking for a bigger case so I can do the upgrades I need to do now and whatever I'll need to do in the future. Second biggest problem, tracking down the Inspiron 530/531 case is proving problematic at best. So my question is: Are there any other cases I can easily transfer everything into? Thanks so much in advance.
 

A:I need a new case for my Inspiron 530s

You can use pretty much any mid-tower case or bigger, but you have two options:

1. You go for a mid-tower or bigger case, and also order a new cooling fan at the same time. Your CPU cooler will be screwed into the backpane of the motherboard tray and will therefore not work in another "normal" case. You will also have to remove the 8 rubber protectors from each side of the 4 CPU cooler mounting holes as well, because aftermarket coolers won't fit otherwise.

2. You purchase a bigger Dell supplied case, and just fit the stuff into it, and then remount the CPU cooler supplied with the original case. You can also use Dell Vostro 420 cases, as they're essentially the same build, just Inspirion is personal use, Vostro business.

I did option 1, and messed up the motherboard, and ended up having to purchase a new motherboard. I'm glad I did though, because I now have a overclocked PC, and its much better than it was before.
 

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My Inspiron 530S, Vista OPS does not donwload PPS and videos from the internet and does not print
(instaled printer does not show up on printers) also I can not open some programs like Norton, etc.

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I have an Inspiron 530S with XP, about a year old, and suddenly there is no sound coming from the speakers. I have checked the settings, and nothing is muted. I tried to download the realtek driver, but it didnt help. Sorry, Please let me know what other information you need, I'm technically challenged!
 

A:Inspiron 530S XP no sound from speakers

Have you some headphones you can plug in just to eliminate the speakers as the problem?
 

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After downgrading from Vista to XP, I realised that I had a couple of issues with the display driver. The first thing I noticed was the memory; it used to show 256MB, but now it only shows 128MB. The other thing is that, on some applications, weird artifacts appear.

The graphics on my system is a GMA 3100. Would a different (non-dell) driver work?
 

A:Inspiron 530s: Issues with Display Driver

You can try the Intel G31 driver available here: http://downloadcenter.intel.com/Sea...s+Chipset&ProdId=2877&LineId=1100&FamilyId=39
 

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Hello everyone I have a very pressing problem. I had Vista running on my Inspiron 1520 Laptop. I recently upgraded to Windows 7, ever since then I have had terrible trouble with my Wireless Card. The driver for the card often comes up as not being able to start I often get Dell Wireless 1390 WLAN Mini-Card can not start Code 10. I have read that this was a problem when reinstalling a OS or installing a new one with this card. I believe I may need a driver for the chip set or something similar. I also understand that I may have to swap back to Vista though I really do hope I don't. I do believe that a recent update from Dell has made this problem chronic as I did not have this problem when I immediately got the laptop back.

I really am hoping that I can get some help here as Dell is not bothered to help as I am out of warranty and they don't seem to care about this older model laptop.

Thanks again for all your help

Conor,
Ireland

A:Dell 1520 Inspiron Problem with Dell Wireless 1390 WLAN Mini-Card

Welcome to SF, Conor. Dia dhuit.

Dell does not have a Windows 7 driver for your card. You can try installing the driver in compatibility mode.

HOW TO: Install a Hardware Device Driver using Compatibility Mode

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I hope this is the right forum for this kind of question, first time on one of these sites.

I downloaded Starcraft 2 last night and went to bed, then got up this morning to install it. When I double clicked on the install file, nothing happened. I waited and did it again. I rebooted my computer and tried again, nothing. When opening my task manager, I have an installer.exe running, but it seems to freeze as soon as I start the file and does absolutely nothing.

So I went to Blizzard's tech support and found the corresponding topic, they told me to make sure all my drivers were up to date. I went to Dell's tech support and found the right drivers, then downloaded them. However, I cannot install them because when I start the install, nothing happens. Again, I get an exe file in my task manager but all it does is appear then sit there.

Has anyone else seen this sort of behavior? If so, how can I go about fixing it?
 

A:Cannot download/install drivers/programs, Windows XP, Inspiron 530s

If you haven't already do a complete uninstall of Starcraft 2. Can you now do your Dell updates?

Also, when you tried installing the first time did you disable your firewall/antivirus? I found if I don't disable my Online Armor (great firewall by the way) I'll have loading/installing issues. Once I install a game and then renable my firewall then things are fine.
 

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Hi i have a dell inspiron 6400 win vista home premium with Intel Onboard 256 MB Graphics and 1 Gig RAM. I installed Prince Of Persia (the two thrones) and after that each time i start my laptop i get a message saying Starforce Protection Driver Incompatible and it switches theme to win vista basic and all my games have started to look so ugly. everything's graphics has gone bad. i even re installed my video driver from dell driver cd but nothin helps.can anyone help me plz ?
 

A:Graphics gone bad on Dell inspiron 6400

the problem is starforce. look for updates to that. if the game is warez forget about playig it.if you bought the game go to the website for it and look around
 

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Folks, my older Dell Inspiron 9200 laptop started to show the following upon bootup.
Is it the ram or the video card that has caused this? Is there a way I can determine exactly what the problem is so I can get the right part first?
Thanks!
 

A:Solved: Help! Dell Inspiron graphics went crazy!

Let me add that there has been no upgrades done and until today the notebook has worked perfectly.
Also, I just connected it to an external CRT and it too showed the same messed up graphics. Motherboard maybe?
 

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There is more than one Graphics Driver (three for Intel integrated and two for NVIDIA dedicated) listed for my service tag on the Dell support page. 
Which one do I install?  The latest?  All of them?  If all of them, what order (oldest to newest)?
I assume I need to uninstall the one that Windows 10 automatically installed? 
This is confusing at best.

A:Graphics Drivers for Dell Inspiron 15 7537

mysqueakycat,
At the Dell Drivers Downloads page for your computer is an option that reads:
Enter your Service Tag or Express Service Code to view your original configuration. Or detect your product to view both configurations.
Once you add your tag or choose to analyze your computer you will be presented with the hardware information for your computer. You can then install the correct drivers.
Inspiron 7537 Drivers, Downloads and Manuals
 

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I just installed Windows 8 Release Preview. I tried to install the AMD ATI Catalyst Legacy Display Driver, which installed fine, but I have no display settings in the app or the ability to change the screen resolution normally through Windows. I also cannot plug-in my external monitor. I plug it in, select Devices from the new Windows sidebar on the right side of the screen, and nothing shows up. I also try connecting through the Windows Mobility Center, and it says "Your PC can't project to another screen. Try reinstalling the driver or using a different video card." Can someone help? I am using a Dell Inspiron 1501 with the 32 bit Release Preview.

A:Dell Inspiron 1501 Graphics Driver

Someone asked about this just the other day - you MAY be in luck, but it's hard to say as Dell stopped releasing drivers for the 1501 right after Vista released:
Microsoft basic display adapter

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hello, i just bought a Dell Inspiron 15R (N5010) for christmas and a weird bug/glitch has been happening since about a week
this happens with simple stuff, not games
i am attaching a link to a Print Screen picture of the problem: http://img146.imageshack.us/img146/8427/graphicsproblem.png
That is suppose to say 'Downloads', but its just some blobs :/

any suggestions to help me out?
I am currently scanning the laptop with Kaspersky looking for any malicious software.
 

A:Weird graphics glitch on Dell Inspiron 15R

found a solution: upgrade my video drivers and reboot the laptop

sorted
 

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I am working on a Dell 530S and it has become infected with a virus, I ma trying to reinstall the OS but the machine will not boot to the cd. I have never ran into this issue before. I have checked all the simple things. Any help would be appreciated.

A:Dell 530S will not boot to the cd

What's the error message?

Have you checked the system support page at the Dell website?

Louis

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Recently the onboard S.M.A.R.T. system in my Dell Inspiron 530s began telling me that my HDD was overheating, and a few odd behaviors seemed to confirm that.

I cleaned the inside--especially the CPU fan and heatsink--with compressed air and also replaced the power supply with no improvement.

So I bought the EverCool Cool Wheel HDD cooler and attached it to the hard drive, but now I can't find a connection for the 4-pin molex connector.

I know these slim-line computers are tough to add on to or upgrade, but I am considering a 4-pin-to-SATA converter to plug the cooler into the hard drive. Would this work? Or is there a better way?

Thanks!
 

A:No 4-pin connection in Dell 530s

The Dell manual indicates connector P4 is a 4 pin molex connector. If P4 is being used you could purchase a SATA to 4 pin molex adapter which would work.
 

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Thanks for looking and hopefully helping

I have a Dell Inspiron 8600 laptop, with a NVIDIA GeForce FX5650 128mb Graphics Card, and 15.4" SXVGA Screen, running XP Pro. The laptop is 6 yrs. old and about a month ago it started doing weird things, graphically.

The first symptoms were little worms on the screen, while in Windows, moving around in patches, then it progressed to stripes during startup, with intermittent colored stripes, during bios startup, and during login screen, and while running windows. Sometimes it just jumbles the colors and make it really pixilated or fuzzy and freezes the screen.

SO, I figured it was probably the Video Card, (at least that is the cheapest thing to replace) so I bought one on eBay, a GeForce 5200 64mb "tested" card, and it gave me more problems and never got beyond startup. I contacted the seller, he sent a new one (no questions asked) and this one let me get into Windows, but started the same thing again. I contacted him and he quickly refunded my money.

SO, in an attempt to nail down the culprit I plugged the S-Video cable in to my TV, and sure enough the same thing that was on the screen, the colors, the patterns, etc. was on the TV. Now, I am confused as to whether it is the graphics card or the lcd, but common sense tells me it is the graphics card and I would be safe to buy another on eBay (from someone other than last seller).

Does anyone agree with my logic? Or disagree? Or have another way or solution? Thanks ... Read more

A:Troubleshooting Graphics Problem on Dell Inspiron 8600

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Hi all,

I just have a quick question about my notebook's..... integrated graphics *gasp*.
So, basically I've been on http://www.systemrequirementslab.com/cyri quite a bit since I got my new Dell Inspiron laptop just to see what games I can run on it, though I knew from the beginning it wouldn't run any games that were very graphics-heavy. The one thing that confuses me is that the above website constantly tells me my video card isn't up to running a game, but that the individual aspects of my chipset are far above what's necessary. For example when checking to see if I could run Company of Heroes, this is what the website said:

Video Card Minimum: Nvidia GeForce 3 or an ATI Radeon 8500 or equivalent with 64 MB of Video RAM. It must also support Pixel Shader 1.1.

You Have: Mobile Intel(R) 4 Series Express Chipset Family

Features: Minimum attributes of your Video Card

Required:
Video RAM - 64 MB You have: 1.3GB
3D - Yes You have: Yes
Hardware and T&L: Yes You have: Yes
Pixel Shader version: 1.1 You have: 4.0
Vertex Shader version: 1.1 You have: 4.0

So, can anyone tell me why exactly my video hardware is inadequate when these minimums are being surpassed?

Many thanks,

-Barry
 

A:Dell Inspiron integrated graphics question (not about upgrading)

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I am using dell inspiron 5559 and it has both intel and amd graphics card.
is the amd graphics card dedicated or only intel graphics card is attached to display
as it is only showing 128 mb dedicated video memory and in directx it shows the amd graphics card as render only graphics card.

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Hi, I have a DELL Inspiron 5520 with 2 Graphics Cards:

ATI Radeon 7670M & Intel HD 4000

I've installed the drivers required and unfortunately the switchable graphics section in "Catalyst Control Manager" doesn't have an option to manually change the graphics card. It has the option to choose what graphics card a program should use, but that never works. I know that if I find a modded BIOS like in this thread:

Acer Laptop: Switchable Graphics using i7 & AMD Radeon

Then it will work for me, but my problem is that I don't know if that BIOS is specifically for ACER laptops or I can use it on my DELL. If not, I'd appreciate it if someone came up with a BIOS for DELL. Also, I'd like to know what that BIOS has that the original one didn't, please explain. For example, removing whitelist, etc ...

A:Switchable Graphics in DELL Inspiron 5520 Not Working

Y u need to manually switch the graphics card when it can automatically switch according to the requirements??? If u want a program to b run with better graphics, go to switchable graphics, browse the program in it and set priority to high performance...

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I purchased Dell Inspiron i7  7737 (Windows 8.1), due some problem I do the factory reset. Since then my touch screen is not working and graphics with HD are also not working. All the drivers are properly installed. Dell support assistant also shows all in OK.
I need help to fix this problem
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I'm looking to upgrade my graphics.
Here are my specs: 
And this is my PSU 
My budget is about $250 right now. I just don't even know where to start looking. I want something that can handle games on a medium-high quality. Thanks for the help!

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It's been suggested that the need to enter CMOS almost daily is because I'm getting an error on Drive A(which does not exist on this pc)..and the date and time are off by a few years as well..

I've congratulated myself in not getting into trouble by making the suggested changes and the pc is fine for a day or two..
New battery has been ordered..

Question is: what will happen to the settings in CMOS when I remove the old one..and is any difficulty to be anticipated in re setting the CMOS ?

Tnx

One oldman
 

A:Replacing battery in Dell 530s

Assuming the battery is dead, removing it will have no further effect.

Once the new battery is installed, remove the floppy drive from the BIOS settings, and of course set the date/time. You should be all set then.
 

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Hi,

I've run into a problem with a legally purchased piece of software for my daughter. The software runs okay on my XP laptop (this is a work laptop - sackable offense to place her software on it!). Anyway, runs okay on XP but has a prob validating the CD on my Dell Inspiron 530s running Vista Home Premium (SP2). Contacted tech support for the software and they admit that their copy protection is disallowing the CD because dell have implemented the TSST DVD/CD drive with Elby Clonedrive. Tech support state that thier copy protection won't run on any 'clone' drive and that they are aware of this prob with dell implementations of the TSST drive. They have no work-around and have offered me my money back. I would prefer to get this software working as my daughter needs it as part of her school work. Any suggestions or perhaps some way to implement the drive withour Elby Clonedrive? The software is legal.

Thanks in advance.
 

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I have come to the conclusion that I am going to do a PC restore on my computer. I have some sort of virus that when I am connected to the internet it decides to use my computer to send out spam emails and such. My Cable company notified me of this. I am not sure how to fix it but I don't have that much on my computer that I really need to keep so I would just like to start fresh. However when I go through F8 to and click on repair my computer it sends me to a grey screen and thats all I get. Not sure what to do. Also for awhile now when I start up the computer it gives me 0 diskette error press F1 to continue. Not sure how that ever came about either. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks

A:Dell Inspirion 530s PC Restore

i recommend using malwarebytes anti-malware and superantispyware...sorry just giving some ideas

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I took Windows Vista off my Dell 530s and installed a version of Windows XP Home Edition that I had.  I have a broadband ethernet connection for my internet.  I cannot get the internet to work.  When I go into Device Manager, everything in Other Devices has a yellow question mark with a yellow and black exclamation point over it.  How do I get the internet to work?  I went onto Dell to look for Drivers, but most of them all say for Windows Vista, since that is what was originally loaded on this computer. Any info would be appreciated.

A:Windows XP installed on Dell 530s

Not all systems were made to work with XP. You need to contact Dell and see if there are XP drivers available - especially a chipset driver.

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Powering on the laptop....DELL INSPIRON D610...displays grahpics/leters across the screen......whats a good start point to figure this out.....all power lights on......did not hear any beep/error at startup...does it on both battery and ac power.
 

A:Solved: Dell inspiron d610 strange graphics at startup

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Hi Dell Support,

I am having so much problem on this unit. First issue the graphics not responding and now second the loud fan noise! *** is happening to my Laptop. I just buy this laptop Last January 2016 and I am having so much problem on it! Can anyone repair or replace it? Please let me know if I can still replace or repair this laptop!

A:Dell Inspiron 15 5559 Loud Fan Noise and Not Responding Graphics

Hi BONGSKY,
Does the system overheat? Does it stop working or turn off automatically? Are there any bluescreens / system crashes? When did the issue start? When do you encounter the graphics issue? What exactly is the problem with the graphics adapter / driver? What graphics adapter do you have an issue with? Is the issue seen with or without the adapter connected?
Update the BIOS - http://dell.to/1TZqnDE
Download the Intel video drivers from - http://intel.ly/1RdHykJ - for your OS and the AMD drivers from - http://bit.ly/1Lqm0Ld for Windows 8.1 and http://bit.ly/1iqwIba - for Windows 10.
Create a system restore point and then uninstall the existing video drivers from device manager and programs and features - then restart the system and install the Intel Driver first and then the AMD driver next. Should you have any issues during or after installation, you could always restore the system back.
Restart the system and press f12 key on startup - choose diagnostics. Let it run the diags and if you encounter any errors - make a note of the complete error and report the same to us.
If the system is under warranty, then contact us via Twitter - @dellcares for faster communication or write me a private conversation with the service tag and your contact details. If there is no warranty, then we can help with a paid service call if required.
Keep us updated.
 

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as the subject says. there's 2 graphics drivers in the Drivers & Downloads section, when i enter my service tag i get 2 Intel drivers and 1 AMD driverSo the question, which shall i install? i dont think that i have to install both.thanks in advance :)

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Ok foolishly i bought a nvidia geforce 5200 graphics card and i'm not totally sure whether it is compatible for my laptop or not

i looked and looked on the net before i sent off for it but there was nothing coming up about anything whether the card is compatible or not so i assumed there were no problems and bought it anyway .. now is arrived in the post and i need to know whether i have to send it back with an apology or if it can indeed be installed to replace a particular internal graphics card.

if it is compatible do i need to take it to somewhere like pcworld to have it installed or is the installation that easy that i could do it myself... i really really dont want to mess my laptop up XD i'd rather have no card..

the reason i bought the card is because hte laptop isnt good enough to support sims games and when i first bought this i got sims 2 castaway with it too and it never works because ... .well i just know its because the graphics are slow due to other pc games being slow and non responsive also.

I would so appreciate the help if anyone could just tell me... will the card work XD

also sorry for sounding like such a noob about laptops and hardware for them.
 

A:i really need help inspiron 1525 and graphics card.

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I have Inspiron N5010 model D7GXJ  Intel Pentium DC P100 2.0Hz.1 ATI Radeon HD 5470 512 MB 4GB 1333MHz DDR3
 
Please tell what graphics card is compatible with this model? Does not matter?
I have a problem 8 beeps. I replaced the LCD screen. The same error occurs. At the unauthorized service are mentioned, can be destroyed graphics card.First I'm going to replace the lcd cable. Change the graphics card will be made??, however, for upgrading the video card. Thank you very much,
Polona

A:Which graphics card can I buy for Inspiron N5010

You cannot install a graphics card at all - if the GPU fails, the mainboard has to be replaced.  There is no separate video card - the GPU (whether integrated or discrete) is soldered to the mainboard, and there is no slot for a video card.

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Hi,
What will be the best graphics card for INSPIRON 1545?
Dinesh

A:Inspiron 1545 graphics card.

Technically, none - this model has built-in video, not a video card.  The ATI HD4330 is the better of the two options.
 

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Hello All.

My graphics card on my Inspiron e1705 seems to be shot. My current graphics card is a nVidia Geforce 7900 gs. But I cannot figure out what type of slot it has, either a pci express, or pci regular.

Also, I am looking for a good site where I can buy a new laptop card from. My budget is currently somewhere under $100. I would like to find something equivalent if not better then my current card.
 

A:New graphics card for Inspiron E1705

A replacement graphics card may be found on Ebay cheaply... or from other laptop repair shop
 

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Like mentioned above. Recently when I was using Microsoft edge, the notification centre told me multiple time that the intel hd 530 graphics card driver for Windows 8 stops working and recovers. It is pretty annoying and for once the system refused to application to access the driver. So I was wondering if the product itself had the intel graphics card along with NVDIA GeForce GTX960. Can anybody help me with it? Helps are always appreciated!

A:Does inspiron 7559 has an intel hd 530 graphics card?

Hi please PM us the system tag# as requested, we will see into it. Only if the drivers are installed the device manager will list both the Intel HD and the NVidia (if opted at the point of sale) , even if the intel drivers are not installed it will show generic display drivers under display adapters.

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Please help,
One day when I was playing a game, the text-
"Display driver stopped responding and has recovered"
-came up in the corner of my screen, freezing my screen. From here, I uninstalled the NIVIDIA 960m graphics and the computer worked just like before. I tried reinstalling the drivers from the dell website and the NIVIDIA website, but halfway through the installer, it would crash. Forcing my laptop into some torment that could only be solved by deleting the NIVIDIA driver I had just installed. 
Dell help, I am an engineering that usually knows how to solve these problems, but when I ask for your help you want to charge me 160$ for you to do it. Please help, please.
Anyone with similar issues please leave a comment saying you do so we can better grab the attention of a dell associate. 
-Collin

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I wish to upgrade my current graphics card (GeForce 310 512MB).
System:-
Intel Core 2 Quad Q8300 @ 2.5 Ghz
6 GB DDR3 RAM (soon to be 8 GB)
EVGA 430w 80plus PSU
Can anyone give me suggestions relative to what the system can support. Thnx.

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hello.
can I upgrade the Nvidia 920M to a Nvidia GTX 980 or any GTX which is above 950?

A:inspiron 5558 nvidia graphics card

No.

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I am looking to upgrade my ATI RADEON HD 2600XT graphics card fitted on my 530/ intel core 2 quad cpu Q6600 @ 2.40 ghz and 3gb memory. I have upgraded to 500 w power supply and Q9650 CPU
I'm lookin to run Multi Monitors
Any Suggestions?

A:Inspiron 530 and Want to upgrade to best supported graphics card

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Ok so I just recently got a Dell optiplex GX 755 PC that has- 
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*8GB ram
*320GB hard drive (kinda small i know, i'm looking to upgrade that as well)
I'm posting this here to see if anyone knows mainly what graphics card i could get that would make my PC gaming friendly. It doesn't have to be the most amazing stellar quality card out there since iv had (some) people tell me that you cant upgrade these PCs much. But just some good quality advice on the subject and maybe a recommendation on what card brand to get as well as the specs for it. Also a recommendation for a video card would be greatly appreciated as well. Sorry for my ignorance on on the subject, i am new to the PC world. I ended up having to get this computer in a pinch because I am a small time graphics design artist and my laptop died, and I had orders coming in. I'm not looking for a quick fix to the problem so even if anyone has a solution that may take a bit or quite a few steps to get underway, the help is still greatly welcomed! I am hoping if its at all possible to make a good situation out of this and maybe build this PC to fit my needs. Thank you to anyone who can help!

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Ok so I just recently got a Dell optiplex GX 755 PC that has- 
*Intel core 2 quad processor 2.4 GHz
*8GB ram
*320GB hard drive (kinda small i know, i'm looking to upgrade that as well)
I'm posting this here to see if anyone knows mainly what graphics card i could get that would make my PC gaming friendly. It doesn't have to be the most amazing stellar quality card out there since iv had (some) people tell me that you cant upgrade these PCs much. But just some good quality advice on the subject and maybe a recommendation on what card brand to get as well as the specs for it. Also a recommendation for a video card would be greatly appreciated as well. Sorry for my ignorance on on the subject, i am new to the PC world. I ended up having to get this computer in a pinch because I am a small time graphics design artist and my laptop died, and I had orders coming in. I'm not looking for a quick fix to the problem so even if anyone has a solution that may take a bit or quite a few steps to get underway, the help is still greatly welcomed! I am hoping if its at all possible to make a good situation out of this and maybe build this PC to fit my needs. Thank you to anyone who can help :)

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As per Kimsland I have updated my profile with my system specs. I am attaching my minidumps and information in my event view (zipped of course). I had confirmed drivers and ran virus scan per instructions as well. I am tired of dealing with Dell (when I do finally get them) because they obviously have no clue as to the extent of their problem. I like my computer but may have to resort to return with help from American Express. Any assitance would be greatly appreciated. Dell has only had me peform a PC Restore, delete minidump files, removed and reinstalled security software and several other obviously procedures that waste time.
Thanks again for your help.
 

A:Blue Screen Error 0X40000080 on my Dell 530S

more minidump attachments

My previous post filled things up. Here are more minidumps

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ok first of all let me start off with audio i bought this laptop earlier this month and i noticed after a week tht one of the speakers wasnt making any sound so i looked it up and most people said its probably a driver or a balance so i checked all sorts of sound tests balance left speaker right speaker mute or not mute (only the left speaker works) i uninstalled the drivers (realtek) tried it out with the trusted(sarcasm) windows 8 drivers  only sound tht came was left side i also checked it with it dell diagnostics  both  in windows and before windows it showed tht everything was perfect and the bios dell diagnostics had a sound check so i tried that and only had sound in the left one (so im guessing its not a windows problem).So if i have missed sumthing here pls enlighten me also i havent installed vlc or wutever sound mods so i didnt blow it up infact i dont think i ever even made my sound volume goto 100.Second problem is the damn grahics driver first time i opened my laptop it told me to check my graphics driver and started acting out (my screen was blurry) so i tried to install the latest driver which didnt help so i returned the laptop and got a new one..same problem after which i discovered that theres a specific driver that it recommended which works.Now  if any of you r assuming that oh so what just cuz the graphics driver isnt up todate it should atleast perform normally not act like sumthings broken or overheated ...well no it does anyho ... Read more

A:problems with dell inspiron 15 3521 : bios , graphics driver , disk cashe

azk_1yes it was the pre windows dell dignostics the one u get from f12 wen u turn the pc on
That might have been the PSA diagnostics. The Dell 32-bit Diagnostics audio tests play a short piece of music, but the PSA tests just play the system tones. Anyway, you wrote "and the bios dell diagnostics had a sound check so i tried that and only had sound in the left one". If you did not hear audio in the right speaker during the diagnostics then the speaker needs to be replaced.
azk_1bt it nevr said it self tht the speakers have a problem it said everything was fine
It doesn't matter what the tests says -- it just matters if you can hear the audio the tests play. If you can't hear it then there is a hardware problem.
azk_1and what abt the error its also before windows start ...black screen then it says checking media then fail whats tht abt
Sorry I only know about audio. This is the Dell Laptop Audio discussion board. You might want to post on one or more of the other boards with your other questions.
Laptop general Hardware board
Microsoft OS board

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Have new 3847 Inspiron 6847 w/Windows 10 and trying to install GeForce 9400GT graphics card. Cannot get system to recognize the card. Security Boot is off. Is there something that needs to be done with UEFI as well?

A:INSPIRON 3847 W/WINDOWS 10 graphics card upgrade

LEGACY CSM and Option Roms must be ON with secure boot off and then the LEGACY driver must be used.   The latest and Greatest NVIDIA Driver DOES NOT WORK WITH Geforce 7/8/9 series and older cards because NVIDIA Dropped support for them in April 2016.

Version:
340.52  WHQL
Release Date:
2014.7.29
Operating System:
Windows 7 64-bit, Windows 8.1 64-bit, Windows 8 64-bit, Windows Vista 64-bit
CUDA Toolkit:
6.5

http://www.nvidia.com/download/driverResults.aspx/77224/en-us
http://nvidia.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/3473/~/eol-windows-driver-support-for-legacy-products
 

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I acquired a gtx 960, after removing the panel on the side of my Inspiron 3847 case, I realized that the gtx 960 is just slightly to big to fit. Is the gtx 960 compatible with my Inspiron 3847, if so how can I make it work with my PC??

A:Graphics card upgrade to gtx 960 is my Inspiron 3847 compatible?

You cant make it work its too long and the power supply is no where near sufficient.

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I have an Inspiron 560, currently using the on-board graphics (Intel G45/G43).  I found an old Radeon PCI video card so I though i could install it and use a second monitor (this is just a business computer -- no gaming or anything).
When I installed the PCI card the system seemed to disable the on-board graphics and I can't find a way to have both on at the same time.
This old card may make my system run slower, I'm not sure, but I thought I'd give it a shot.  Any ideas on how I can have both on together?
FYI I'm running Windows 7 Pro 64-bit
Thanks

A:Dual Monitors on Inspiron 560 with on-board graphics & PCI card?

Hi BulkHedd,Enabling both onboard video card and discrete video card is not available for this system. The on-board Intel video won't support two monitors with separate (different) screens because you have only one VGA output on the PC. Please let me know the exact video card you are using to assist you better.  

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I have a 3847 with intel integrated graphics. For video editing I would like to add video card. Chat with Dell rep he suggested a PNY XLR8 GEForce 750 Ti so I bought one.
Looking at threads here appears I want (need) a new power supply since the one in my computer is 300 watts. What I read is that I want to purchase a Corsair cs750.
Do I have my facts straight?
Thanks in advance for help and feedback.

A:inspiron 3847 wants graphics card and looks like new power supply too?

Hi kingqueens3,
PNY XLR8 GEForce 750 Ti would require only 300 watts PSU on the system. You need not upgrade the PSU.

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Hellloo,
Would a 512 video card fit into a Inspirion 531?
The power supply 300.
It has a PCIexpress x16.

Im not too sure what the motherboard is.

Thanks,
 

A:Solved: Dell Inspiron 531 Can a 512 vid card fit?

ibetyouluvthis

Thanks for the post! Though my reply is rather late, here is a card that will work with your dell and is PCIexpress x16 supported.
Product: CHAINTECH GSV86GT 512MB GeForce 8600GT 512MB 128-bit GDDR2 PCI Express x16 SLI Supported

Regards,
L0gic
 

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Hey guys, 
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Any help is greatly appreciated, Thank you ahead of time
Tyler

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Hello,
I am a user of the vistax64 forums and found thread on the 7 forums related to a problem I have. I use vista but I don't think my problem is OS independent. Anyway, I stumbled upon this thread:
Sata Mode AHCI / IDE

A user, Unifex, posted this "Well, that's the thing for Dell Inspiron - there is no separate setting in the BIOS for AHCI. Only IDE and RAID. But, RAID actually corresponds to AHCI, so by choosing RAID I actually get the AHCI BIOS screen and so on"

That is exactly what I want to know how to do. How do you get the AHCI BIOS screen after selecting RAID in the Inspirion 530s BIOS? I am aware this is a very hardware specific question. I hope this is appropriate for these forums. Unifex, if you happen to be reading this post, I would greatly appreciate your input considering your familiarity of this BIOS.

A:Selecting AHCI SATA mode: Dell Inspirion 530s

Hello,

I believe the RAID option is for the AHCI. There inst a separate BIOS Screen for this option although it may show a few more settings on the BIOS relating to the RAID. If you are going to setup your OS so that it uses AHCI then you will have to download the drivers first or your system wont boot.

For a little more information have a look at this:
Difference Between AHCI and IDE | Difference Between | AHCI vs IDE

And:
http://support.dell.com/support/edoc...L/appendix.htm
Dave

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Working on a Inspiron 530s, it was brought to me and said I can't fix it, help. The problem is: loads to Dell screen then to Windows Error Recovery black and white screen. It says windows failed to start. A recent hardward or software change might be the cause. Launch Startup Repair (recommended) or Start Normally neither works. Launch Repair is a loop and Normal just leaves a black screen. I know it runs Vista. I cleaned all dust, changed COMS battery, tried F8 all lead to black screen.
Updated:
I know that its a Inspiron 530s shipped 10-2008. Who to possible rent a center. She bought it for her gamer son, three years ago, i know she sent it back in to be rebuilt about two years ago.
I can get to the F12 and run diag. testing I get error codes: 0F00:137B (there is not a disk in the drive I know what caused that) Then I get on the extended test: Error 1100:012A : 1100:022A : 1100:052A. Every thing else checks out ok on that test. I have noticed it only beeps once on start up, and the motherboard has and yellow light that stays on. Beyond that I know nothing else. I asked him what happened he said he turned it off after gaming when he turned it on in the a.m. it was in this condition. I don't know if any of this helps.

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