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My PC's configuration: Dell Dimension E510

Pentium 4 3.0ghz 630 Prescott

4GB DDRII (4 sticks)

1 Fan for processor's Heatsink

1 SATA HDD 7200 at SATAv2
1 SATA HDD 7200 at SATAv1

1 DVD-RW DD IDE

1 Wireless Ethernet card

305w Dell PSU

empty PCI-e v1

my question is, can i attach a AMD Radeon 6450 to this configuration and enjoy to the fullest?

(gut feeling....no i cant, i need to pump up my PSU to atleast 350w)
 
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^Can't really expect much from that rig though.A Pentium 4 is going to be very slow for today's games and everyday use.

Yes it should work fine.The 6450 only consumes about 30watts.

You could even go a little higher and get the 6570 and still be fine.Although any higher and you might run into some problems.I'm also sure that since your mobo is socket 775 you could upgrade to a Dual Core if you wanted.Would make it last a while longer for a relatively cheap price,$65

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819116381

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yes that card will work. and you can use it to its fullest. but dont expect any amazing gaming performance. that card is really meant for 2d stuff. applications and video. it cant handle much for gaming. look up benchmarks for numbers.
 
^Can't really expect much from that rig though.A Pentium 4 is going to be very slow for today's games and everyday use.

Yes it should work fine.The 6450 only consumes about 30watts.

You could even go a little higher and get the 6570 and still be fine.Although any higher and you might run into some problems.I'm also sure that since your mobo is socket 775 you could upgrade to a Dual Core if you wanted.Would make it last a while longer for a relatively cheap price,$65

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819116381
 
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Nope, I don't think I can upgrade my processor, i've searched forums and discussed with other users. Dell have restricted the upgrade to this. No Dual-core candy for us ! despite of a LGA-775 Socket
 
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