I have an Inspiron 546 MT and I would like to upgrade the graphics card and, if needed, power supply. I understand I need to ensure the graphics card is PCIe 2.0x16 compatible but I'm not certain about the limitations on the power supply. Is there a maximum wattage I should be concerned with when determining what power supply to purchase?
I want to be able to play video games, such as Star Wars: The Old Republic, on medium-high to high settings. Any recommendations on which graphics card to buy? I will be purchasing a Corsair power supply to accommodate the graphics card's power requirements.
Operating System: Windows Vista™ Home Premium (6.0, Build 6002) Service Pack 2 (6002.vistasp2_gdr.110617-0336) Language: English (Regional Setting: English)System Manufacturer: Dell Inc. System Model: Inspiron 546 BIOS: Default System BIOS Processor: AMD Phenom(tm) 9750 Quad-Core Processor (4 CPUs), ~2.4GHz Memory: 8190MB RAM
Card name: ATI Radeon HD 3600 Series Manufacturer: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. Chip type: ATI display adapter (0x9598) DAC type: Internal DAC(400MHz) Device Key: Enum\PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_9598&SUBSYS_22421028&REV_00 Display Memory: 3059 MB Dedicated Memory: 248 MB Shared Memory: 2811 MB Current Mode: 1920 x 1080 (32 bit) (60Hz)
I just upgraded my quad core 546 MT. My OS is Win 7. I swapped out two 1g RAM sticks for two 2g sticks (total of 8 g). I upgraded the video card from a Radeon 4350 to a Visiontek Radeon HD 6750. Because of the video card upgrade I had to upgrade my power supply so I put in a Thermaltake 600w power supply. Whole swap out took about 20 mins. Very easy. Working great.
By the way, I upgraded to play Battlefield 3 and it's working perfectly!
hey jsut one question! i thought 600 watts psu does not fit in 546 mt case?
The Thermaltake pus fit just fine.
Psu, that is.