Looking to upgrade graphics card and RAM

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megauzi

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Hello guys,
Im trying to find a new graphics card because im tired of my intergrated chipset
being unable to play good games (Fear 2, Fallout3, stuff like that) and I
wanted to start looking for a good graphics card to run good games on decent
settings. so can you guys please help me out because i dont know wat kind
of graphics card to look for...

Here are my system specs

Operating System: Windows Vista™ Home Premium (6.0, Build 6000)
(6000.vista_gdr.100218-0019)
Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: Dell Inc.
System Model: Inspiron 530s
BIOS: Phoenix - AwardBIOS v6.00PG
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU E4500 @ 2.20GHz (2 CPUs), ~2.2GHz
Memory: 2036MB RAM
Page File: 1383MB used, 2899MB available
DirectX Version: DirectX 10

Advanced Graphics Info:

Card name: Intel(R) G33/G31 Express Chipset Family
Manufacturer: Intel Corporation
Chip type: Intel(R) GMA 3100
DAC type: Internal
Display Memory: 286 MB
Dedicated Memory: 0 MB
Shared Memory: 286 MB
Current Mode: 1440 x 900 (32 bit) (60Hz)
Monitor: Dell S199WFP(Analog)
Driver Attributes: Final Retail
Driver Date/Size: 2/11/2008 19:36:08, 3301376 bytes
Video Accel: ModeMPEG2_A ModeMPEG2_C

and one more thing i have 2GB RAM and i want more how and where would i get that
Please and thank you for the help. :)
 

JMMD

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In order to upgrade your ram you need to know how many slots are available and what's populating those slots. Run CPU-Z to get that info. If you have 4 slots and you're only using two, just get two more sticks that match what you currently have installed. If you have two slots, you need to remove what you have and just replace with the same type of RAM but 2 x 2GB set.

As far as the video card, it would help to know the specs of the power supply. If you have one of the slim chassis then you need a low profile card which limits your choices.

What's your price range for the video card?
 

megauzi

TS Rookie
how do i figure out the specs of the power supply and theres no limit to the price range, i just wanna know the general area of gfx cards that i can get, and also i dont under wat u mean by running CPU-Z
 

megauzi

TS Rookie
i would like to add i have 2 PCI slots that are open...wud that add to the integrated chipset? or would that just get rid of the integrated graphics and replace it?

*sry for double post*
 
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