Video card upgrade for my dell inspiron 530 with woindows 64 bit installed

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I have been racking my brain trying to find a video card for my dell inspiron 530.
my specs are intel core 2 duo 2.2 GHZ, 4 gigs of ddr2 667 ram
windows 7 64 bit. My video is stock onboard. My board is a dell G33M02 produced by foxconn. I cannot play my games on it since i put windows 7 64 bit on it. My current onboard video is intel G33/G31 Express chipset family. I am on a low budget to get a video card for this pc that is compatible with my board and that will work with windows 7. I play games like wizard101 wow and gta pc games. What is the minimum i would need for these games. All help would be appreciated. Thank you to all.
 

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What size is your PSU? Most likely case would be a GT 220 or the GT 430 and if your case is slim line then it would have to be a low profile card. And even then you won't be able to play the games very well. Also need the resolution you are playing at.
 

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I just moved my Inspiron 530s to a new case and did some other upgrades, it is a normal MicroATX board and does have PCIe 2.0. However, the cards that you would want for a Core 2 Duo couldn't bog down PCIe 1.0x16 slots.
 

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What card would you recommend for light gaming use, like gta for pc and wizard 101? what dirext x does this board support? I need direct x 9.0 or better for the games I play. Thank you all for the info and help sofar.
 

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DirectX is done by the GPU, not motherboard, so that won't be a problem. 300w PSU is a little shady though (I had the slim version of your computer, so mine had a 250w TFX Power supply). I bought an Antec Neo Eco on Newegg for $50, which is a great price for a pretty high quality PSU. But just how light of gaming do you do? If its light enough you could get by with an HD 6450 (cheapest 6000 series card and not great 3D card, I have its older baby brother for the time being, the 5450) without a PSU upgrade.
 

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That's great, that opens up the options a lot! If you can wait a month and have $130 the HD 7750 looks promising (to me at least, I don't care about playing BF3 at ultra settings lol) and the HD6770 is a pretty reasonably priced card right now. You can snag one on Newegg for around $100. You could always go lower depending on your budget though, the 6570 and 6670 aren't great 3D cards but they are reasonably priced and would certainly be an upgrade over the Integrated graphics
 

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The only reason I need a video card is because when i put windows 7 64 bit on it I lost my video driver and cannot find it anywhere at all. My video works for general browsing but my direct x is gone because I dont have the driver for it.
 

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You lost the whole Intel Driver or just the DirectX? Microsoft has a DirectX repair install somewhere on their website (would take some searching) and it would install it, or you could go on Intel's website and DL the driver for your GPU if that's whats missing. If you can get by with integrated, then there is no reason to buy an ultra powerful GPU.

If you only care about getting a new GPU and don't need ultra high 3D performance than the 6450 would be fine: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125378
 

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How do i find out what gpu i have in my pc, i know it is onboard and the chipset is a intel(R) G33/G31 express chipset family. There is an error that says not enough resources to run it. How do i find the driver for this pc but for windows 7 64 bit?
 

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ty i will be right back and let you know the results. Also when i reboot my pc after downloading the drivers it reverts back to the state it was before the driver was installed.
 

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Did you DL the version for Win7 64? If you did then it's the right driver, and its probably a DirectX problem. Type dxdiag into the Start Search box or run command and hit enter. Go to the page that says "display" and see if anything says disabled or if it finds any problems.
 
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it tells me that there is no manufacture, chip type, dac type, apprx total memory avaliable That is under device box.
Directx features box says not availiable on all 3. Drivers are blank and unknown in that box
 

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