GPU Upgrade For Old System

I have a Dell Dimension 3000, and I would like to put an actual GPU into it since right now it is running on intergrated graphics. I found one that would be fantasic for my computer, but I am not entirely sure it will work well on my computer. Here is a link to the card, and here is a link to the specs of the computer.

Will this card work in my computer, or will it blow up in my face?

Hi Roxas,

Doubt this will work. 

Your system only has a 250W Power Supply, whereas the Card is rated as a minimum of 300W.

Your best bet would be to pick up a Card that is a little older, say a 400 Series Card. This would still give your really old system (sorry!) a good graphics kick.


Check out this lick to older PCI Cards.

I did take the wattage into concideration. I don't know if this is entirely true but on the dell forums someone told me that the wattage isn't that big of a concern since the rating on the power supply was just an average. Apperently the peak power output from the power supply is around 345W. 

Was that the only concern you had with the card, or is something else that might create a problem?