Dell Inspiron 530S

Discussion in 'hardware' started by DVD+R, Dec 6, 2008.

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  1. DVD+R

    DVD+R Registered Member

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    can anyone who uses this Machine shed any light on it o_O I was given one (Brand New) for free :D for being the first customer at a New store opening near me :cool: Anyway the one I got has the E8400 3.0Ghz :cautious: 500GB HDD 4GB RAM running at 800MHz Etc..Etc.. but what I did notice was no Graphics card so to speak of but the Integrated Intel® Graphics Media Accelerator 3100.

    So what I've done is to replace that with a ASUS EN8400GS 256MB Card,but had to use a low profile bracket to install it due to the narrowness of the Inspiron design. Also I boosted up the Graphics size from 128MB to 256 in the BIOS. So far it seems a slick little machine,and whisper quiet,Maybe because the PSU is only 250W.

    Does anyone know if I can upgrade this rascal even higher o_O i.e Higher PSU/Graphics/RAM/ even a higher end MB in time.
     
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  3. owen35ny

    owen35ny Registered Member

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    Love this machine, i have dual core 2.4 ghz and 2 gb ram and I added a low profile 8600GT vid card. I love it
    *puppy*
     
  4. TechOutsider

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    You can overclock it; that's what dell reps said.
     
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