Graphics card for a dell inspiron 530

photoeditspro

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Hello,
I want to update my graphics card so i can play sims 3.
dell inspiron 530
intel(R) Celeron(R) CPU 450 @2.20GHz 2.19GHz
ram 2.0gb
i currently have intel G33/G31 express chipset family
 

photoeditspro

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I looked up sims 3 requirements and that card says it will "maybe" run on 6 out of 10 of the expansion/stuff packs so is there another card that will work with my computer?

edit: I have all expansion/stuff packs
 

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You have a 300W power supply. That alone puts a huge limit on what cards you can use, not to mention you only have a PCIe x16 slot as opposed to a PCIe (2)(2.1)or(3) x16 which will bottleneck the card. My GF runs Sims 3 on her laptop, which has an integrated card, with all but Pets installed, and thought it doesn't run great, it runs well enough to be used. I think you'll be fine. However, you can try waiting for someone else to come along if you're unhappy with my recommendation.
 

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oh i see your point. I thought i would have to buy a new power supply along with a new graphics card. I have everything including Showtime installed except for pets since my current graphics card makes the pets look horrible. Maybe i should have put i am willing to buy a new power supply at the beginning of my post. I know nothing about computers and i don't want to buy something that isn't going to work for my computer the only reason i want to upgrade my graphics card is so i can play pets
 

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