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hello to all my friends.i have a dell optiplex gx620 model pc.

specs: pentium d (3.00,3.00)ghz

          ram 1 gb

          built in graphic card 256mb

i want to upgrade my graphic card.my pc is desktop model not tower( u know one optiplex gx620 is tower and the other is desktop) .i want to know if an external graphic cards like nvidia geforce is compatible with my model.can these graphic cards be inserted on the motherboard?.also tell me which card is better. i think it has pci express 16x slot.please please anyone tell me.in the below pic the middle one is mine.


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  • You will just need a low-profile PCI Express X16 video card.  You have a 280 watt power supply so keep that in mind.  You still have a lot of choices though.  It just depends on how much you want to spend and what your needs are for the video card.   You could get an ATI HD 4350, HD 4550 or HD 4650 as an example of some as shown HERE.  

    • Dell Dimension 4600, P4 2.66 GHZ, 320GB SATA HD, Nvidia 6200, Vista Home Premium 32-bit
    • Dell Optiplex GX280, P4 3.2 GHZ, 80GB SATA HD, Windows XP 32-bit
    • Dell Inspiron 530, Q6600 Quad, 500GB HD, Vista Home Premium 32-bit
    • Custom Build, Q6600 Quad, (2) 500GB SATA HDs, 4GB Ram, EVGA GTX 260 Core 216 SC, Corsair 650TX PSU, DVD RW, DVD Blu-ray, Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit



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  • You will just need a low-profile PCI Express X16 video card.  You have a 280 watt power supply so keep that in mind.  You still have a lot of choices though.  It just depends on how much you want to spend and what your needs are for the video card.   You could get an ATI HD 4350, HD 4550 or HD 4650 as an example of some as shown HERE.  

    • Dell Dimension 4600, P4 2.66 GHZ, 320GB SATA HD, Nvidia 6200, Vista Home Premium 32-bit
    • Dell Optiplex GX280, P4 3.2 GHZ, 80GB SATA HD, Windows XP 32-bit
    • Dell Inspiron 530, Q6600 Quad, 500GB HD, Vista Home Premium 32-bit
    • Custom Build, Q6600 Quad, (2) 500GB SATA HDs, 4GB Ram, EVGA GTX 260 Core 216 SC, Corsair 650TX PSU, DVD RW, DVD Blu-ray, Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit



  • thank u very much for the reply.can u tell me how come i know what is the power supply of my pc?and does nvidia cards are available in low profile?

  • The Nvidia GT 210s are all low profile shown HERE.  

    • Dell Dimension 4600, P4 2.66 GHZ, 320GB SATA HD, Nvidia 6200, Vista Home Premium 32-bit
    • Dell Optiplex GX280, P4 3.2 GHZ, 80GB SATA HD, Windows XP 32-bit
    • Dell Inspiron 530, Q6600 Quad, 500GB HD, Vista Home Premium 32-bit
    • Custom Build, Q6600 Quad, (2) 500GB SATA HDs, 4GB Ram, EVGA GTX 260 Core 216 SC, Corsair 650TX PSU, DVD RW, DVD Blu-ray, Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit



  • can anyone tell me how come i know what is the power supply of my pc?Hmm

  • newguy777

    can anyone tell me how come i know what is the power supply of my pc?Hmm

    I guess I don't understand your question.  If you want to know what size power supply you have, it is 280 watts.  

     

    • Dell Dimension 4600, P4 2.66 GHZ, 320GB SATA HD, Nvidia 6200, Vista Home Premium 32-bit
    • Dell Optiplex GX280, P4 3.2 GHZ, 80GB SATA HD, Windows XP 32-bit
    • Dell Inspiron 530, Q6600 Quad, 500GB HD, Vista Home Premium 32-bit
    • Custom Build, Q6600 Quad, (2) 500GB SATA HDs, 4GB Ram, EVGA GTX 260 Core 216 SC, Corsair 650TX PSU, DVD RW, DVD Blu-ray, Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit



  • JMICHAEL

    I guess I don't understand your question.

     

    yes you mentioned it now and earlier that is is 280 watts.my question is where it is written??in dell manual?or at computer casing?or at power supply box inside

    my computer?

  • Normally, it is stated on the sticker information on the side of your power supply inside your case.  However, it is also stated HERE in your manual under the power category.  

    • Dell Dimension 4600, P4 2.66 GHZ, 320GB SATA HD, Nvidia 6200, Vista Home Premium 32-bit
    • Dell Optiplex GX280, P4 3.2 GHZ, 80GB SATA HD, Windows XP 32-bit
    • Dell Inspiron 530, Q6600 Quad, 500GB HD, Vista Home Premium 32-bit
    • Custom Build, Q6600 Quad, (2) 500GB SATA HDs, 4GB Ram, EVGA GTX 260 Core 216 SC, Corsair 650TX PSU, DVD RW, DVD Blu-ray, Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit



  • Thanks a lot. Your good at these things. Soon I am buying a graphic card for my pc. In the manual you mentioned above it is written PCI Express card should consume maximum 25W power. Does Nvidia have low profile cards of 512Mb or 1Gb that are compatible with this power supply?

  • Older PCIe X16 cards that are still available that should work are the 8400 GS, 9400 GT and 9500 GT.  The newer GT 210 that replaces the 9400 GT and the GT 220 that replaces the 9500 GT should also work as they use little power as shown below.

    • Dell Dimension 4600, P4 2.66 GHZ, 320GB SATA HD, Nvidia 6200, Vista Home Premium 32-bit
    • Dell Optiplex GX280, P4 3.2 GHZ, 80GB SATA HD, Windows XP 32-bit
    • Dell Inspiron 530, Q6600 Quad, 500GB HD, Vista Home Premium 32-bit
    • Custom Build, Q6600 Quad, (2) 500GB SATA HDs, 4GB Ram, EVGA GTX 260 Core 216 SC, Corsair 650TX PSU, DVD RW, DVD Blu-ray, Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit



  • Ok. Thanks Michael.