First post! Very nice site by the way.
I just bought a Dell Outlet PC for my daughter. Here are the specs.
Dell Inspiron 530
Intel Core 2 Duo Processor E7400 (3MB L2, 2.80GHz, 1066 FSB)
500 GB SATA II Hard Drive (7200 RPM)
4 GB DDR2 NON-ECC SDRAM 800MHz (4 DIMMs)
16X DVD +/- RW w/dbl layer write capability
I tried loading a lot of my daughters games (she is 5 years old) and most of them would not work. I received all types of errors. Some errors mentioned DirectX, some mentioned Macromedia Project, and I forget some of the other ones.
I am thinking about adding a video card. Will this help?
Also, the one I found that I can afford is a - EVGA 01G-P3-N959-TR GeForce 9500 GT 1GB 128-bit GDDR2 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card ($69). But our computer only has a 300 Watt Power Supply and according to the video card specs, a minimum power supply of 350 Watts is required. I read one review that said they had a 300 Watt PWR Supply and it worked fine.
Looking for some thoughts on...
1.) Will a Video Card fix some of the errors we're getting?
2.) Is it worth taking a chance with this Video card even though the power supply isn't meeting the min requirements?
Edited by Mulch, 15 April 2009 - 01:21 PM.