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  • Forum Thread: Dell Precision 490 Video Card Upgrade Question

    Hello, I have a Dell Precision 490, with two 3Ghz dual Xeon processors, 16GB of Ram. The current video card is nVidia Quadro 3450, PCI Express x16 1.0 graphics card slot; I would like to know if my workstation allows for the video card upgrade to: nVidia Quadro K2000 or nvidia Quadro K4000...
  • Forum Thread: PCIe graphics not recognized in Dell Dimension 4700

    I ordered a B2 VisionTek HD2600Pro 512MB PCIe graphics from Dell online for a Dell Dimension 4700 based on an upgrade suggestion from the support.dell.com website. The Dell Dimension 4700 is currently running BIOS A10. BIOS video setting is set to Auto. After installing the graphics card in the PCIe...
  • Forum Thread: New GPU and PSU, PC fails to boot.

    After installing a new HD7770 and XFX 450W PSU, the PC fails to boot There is no monitor signal, it doesn't even show the bios screen, and after the initial hard drive start up noise there is no more activity after this. The power cable is attached, and I have tried a different power cable. I am...
  • Forum Thread: Nvidia 7200GS and Optiplex GX280 mini-tower - will it work?

    I've just purchased a Nvidia 7200GS 256Mb PCI-e card online for my Optiplex GX280 mini-tower (3.0Ghz P4, 80GB SATA, 1GB RAM) , which I believe has a 250w PSU. I see Nvidia's recommended minimum is a 300w. Can I get away with this? Or am I asking for trouble?
  • Forum Thread: xps 8500 questions for running 2 gpu's

    my system : XPS 8500 Intel i7 3770 processor, Intel H77 chipset AMD 7850 GPU I have looked and looked on Dell's site and in my manuals and I cannot find what my 8500's power supply is? Is it 460 watts? I hope not :) Is the motherboard AMD Crossfire capable? Do you think there's enough...
  • Forum Thread: Optiplex 210L Video Upgrade HELP !

    First of all, i would like to say "Hello!" to all, `cause this is my first post! Second of all, i would like to know which is the best video card i could put on my Optiplex 210L. I saw in the manual and inside my PC that it has a PCI-E slot, but it is a much smaller one than other PCI-E...
  • Forum Thread: Inspiron 530 - Geforce GT630

    A customer of mine has bought a number of items to upgrade his Inspiron 530, including as Asus nVidia Geforce GT630 graphics card. The other upgrades (hard drive and PSU were upgraded easily enough, but the graphics card is proving somewhat difficult. The card being replaced is a PNY Geforce 9400GT which...
  • Forum Thread: will the this video card fit in my inspiron 518?

    its a VisionTek ATI Radeon HD 4350 512 MB DDR2 PCI Express Graphics Card 900270. i currently have a Intel(R) G33/G31 Express Chipset Family.
  • Forum Thread: Vostro 400 PCI Ex x1

    Hi, I've got a Vostro 400 with an nVidia 9600 in the x16 slot. I've just tried to install a second graphics card (nVidia 8400GS) into the 1x slot but it seems to be completely dead! Moving the 1x card to the 16x slot works fine, but running with just the 1x or with both results in the 1x card...
  • Forum Thread: Installation of 8600 GTS is causing blank monitor.

    Hi all, first time poster here. I couldn't find any other threads related to my problem, so here goes: I recently installed an eVGA 8600 GTS to replace my old 7300 LE (abysmal for playing games, which originally wasn't a concern, but now I want to play a few games). Upon restarting after installing...
  • Forum Thread: please help me about Can I use 8800gts 512 display adapter in precision 390 ?

    I bought a 8800 gts 512 and installed in precision 390 ,but can't display anything in my monitor. please help me precision 390 can supper 8800 gts 512 display adapter ? Thanks.
  • Forum Thread: XPS 410 Boot/Display problem?

    I have a Dell XPS 410 that has been unoperable for over 2 years. One day the display just went out and wouldn't come back on. I ended up buying a new computer but for lack of nothing better to do I got it out and actually managed to get it to halfway come on after a good cleaning. Here's the...
  • Forum Reply: Re: Video blacks out occasionally for a few seconds

    Briefly, same setup, was becoming worse, updated to an nvidia quadro 2000 (justified, I thought :), as I use my machine for FEM modelling), reinstalled everything from scratch on a new HDD, and life is good. Still have the previous system on the old HDD, so will plug that in again tomorrow and boot off...
  • Forum Reply: Re: e521 no longer recognizes PCIe x16 slot - or onboard video keeps taking over

    As far as my knowledge goes i would suggest that you have to reheat the integrated Nvidia chipset (it must control the pci-express socket and the secondary video card and ton of other shits). That would probably solve the problem. Try it, solve it and buy me a bear :)
  • Forum Thread: cannot enable both pci and pci express in bias

    hi i got two monitors connected to my pc and both working fine. i decided that i want to connect a 3rd one. i therefore purchased an ati radeon 7500 just to connect the third monitor which is a vga monitor. computer doesnt detect it and when i go to bias it only allows either pci or pci exp for video...
  • Forum Reply: Re: XPS 8300 video memory integrity test discrepancy

    Yes, looks like it was the graphics card that is the problem. Many thanks for your assistance. Disappointed that something such as this has failed already
  • Forum Thread: Conflicting numbers for 8500 and video cards

    How is it that the XPS 8500 comes with a 460 watt psu and the 7770 card is rated for a minimum of a 500 watt psu? Dell doesn't show a different psu that can be included. Also, any details or real world benchmarks on the 7570? What's better, 7770 or GTX 560 se? One last thing, overclocking...
  • Forum Reply: Re: What bios do i need on my xps720 to sli

    Operating System Vista 32 bit Manufacturer DELL XPS 720 Processor Q6600 @2.40GHz Memory 6Gig Corsair Dominator Hard Drive ...
  • Forum Thread: Second Video Card for Insprion 530?

    Inspiron 530 has an ATI Radeon HD 2600 XT in the PCI Express X16 Slot driving two monitors. What second video card can I use in the PCI Express X1 Slot to drive one or two more monitors? Anyone have any ideas?
  • Forum Thread: Upgrading Dimension 8400 w/ Dell-Recommended Radeon HD 2600XT - "operating in x1 mode" during POST

    Hi everyone! Has anyone successfully upgraded their old Dimension 8400 system with the VisionTek Radeon HD 2600XT 512MB PCIe video card that Dell is recommending as an upgrade for the machine? If so, please, please help! I've seen an awful mix of results and review at the extremes regarding this...
  • Forum Thread: "Alert! PCI Express Card is operating in X1 mode"

    I have a Dell Dimension 8400, P4 (3.4 GHz) with 4 GB of RAM, ATI Radeon X1650 video card, running XP Pro. It is my email/correspondence computer. In just the past few days, when I first start the computer, the fan runs at high speed for a few moments, sometimes as long as 30 seconds. Then I see the Dell...
  • Forum Thread: New video card for my Optiplex 960

    Hello to everyone here! I just bought a new video card for my Desktop PC (Optiplex 960). It is a ZOTAC GeForce 9800GT. Here's my problem: 1st: It says it needs a "Minimum 400 W or greater system power supply (with a minimum 12V current rating of 26A)". I'm not sure about which...
  • Forum Thread: 545 MT Video Card Upgrade Question?

    This might be a stupid question but anyway. I have the 545 its the mid tower I'm wanting to upgrade my video card to one of the following HD 5670, or 5750 I know the PSU will need upgraded my Question is some of these cards need 2 slots 1 for the card PCIEx16 and the second for the fan/cooler. will...
  • Forum Thread: Upgrading Video Card, any suggestions?

    I purchased a Dell Inspiron 530 desktop about two years ago. I'm running an Intel 2.4 Core 2 Quad Processor, 4GB of DDR2 Ram, with a PCI Express x16 Radeon 2600XT HD Video Card. Anyways, I did some research on these forums and found that the motherboard that came with my desktop is a FoxConn DG33M03...
  • Forum Thread: XPS 420 Dual Monitor Setup with ati hd4870 - cannot achieve resolution over 1280x800 on DELL 30 inch monitor

    Hi, I have 2 systems (office and home) and have been happily running an XP OS, dual monitor configuration at the office with a 30 and 24 inch monitor using a HD3470 (I believe). The 30 inch runs native res of 2560x1600 and the 24 runs 1920x1200. purchased an xps420 from Dell 09/05/2008 with...