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  • Forum Thread: Dell C521 ?PCI Express failure

    I have a Dimension C521. The video card seems to have failed. I am concerned that it may be the motherboard. The onboard video works. The original graphics card does not. When I boot the computer and go into setup, if I view PCI info, it shows no card installed with the original card - X1300 Professional...
  • Forum Thread: Video card problem

    Hi Everyone I need some help with a graphics card problem. It isn't found by Windows as an AMD card, it's a Standard VGA adapter. I took a AMD Radeon HD 7570 card out of a new Dell Vostro 420 where it was working fine in Windows 7 Pro, 64-bit with an i5 processor, 4GB RAM, PSU as supplied. I...
  • Forum Thread: VIDEO CARD UPGRADE FOR INSPIRON 610

    I understand that the Power supply is insufficient for my PNY 9800GT video card, which requires 400W minimum to run. Is there any reason why, assuming I purchase the power supply (warranty issues aside) this card should not be supported by this machine?
  • Forum Thread: Optiplex GX520 small form Geforce or Radeon graphic card needed

    Can anyone please help me out here? I've got a Dell Optiplex GX 520 small desktop shape/size/form and often have problems with games not being supported due to the lack of a compatable graphics card. The ganes reccomend Geforce 6800 or Radeon x1800xt but I don't know if these fit this pc...
  • Forum Thread: Optiplex 790 PSU, Video Card, PCIe Questions

    Hello, I've got some questions about attempting to install a graphics card into an Optiplex 790. The card I am looking at is an AMD FirePro v3750 to be used mostly for CAD work in SolidWorks and Inventor. First off, the 790 came with a 265W PSU (listed as Minitower Standard). The card recommends...
  • Forum Thread: strange video card issue

    I have a dell XPS 730 with dual 9800 sli vid cards. I have been having an odd issue as of late, after the computer goes to sleep and I wake it up, the grahpics revert to the basic screen 800x600 instead of the 1680x1050, in addition the video card problem when my comp wakes up my g15 keyboard and g5...
  • Forum Thread: Upgrading video card Dell Dimension 8400

    I would like to upgrade my video card in my Dell Dimension 8400. I currently have an ATI Radeon X800 256mb. My current RAM is 3GB. I am looking to run some of the latest games at a good frame rate and do some other video projects. The X800 I currently have is starting to show its age. Some games won't...
  • Forum Thread: Will Dimension 2400 accept any newer ATI graphics cards

    My son is eagerly waiting to buy the new Spore game, but needs a better graphics card than the stock Intel 82845G/Gl/GE/PE/GV (reading off control panel info) controller that our Dimension 2400 desktop came with. We bought a Stealth ATI Radeon X300 SE that is PCI Express compatible, but after opening...
  • Forum Thread: ATI Radeon HD 4850 and Inspiron 545 woes ...

    When I first purchase this dell, I bought and installed the ATI Radeon HD 4850, along with a Thermaltake TR2 RW-450 Power supply. Everything worked great for several months. I played a few graphically intensive games and was very happy with it. Recently (4 days ago) I began installing all those Window's...
  • Forum Thread: Compatibility of Inspiron 530 and PCIe 2.0 video cards

    Inspiron manual says the bus is PCIe 1.0a complaint. I like to install a video card that is PCIe 2.0. Some claim PCIe 2.0 cards are compatible with PCIe 1.1 and PCIe 2.0 slots only. Some others claim PCIe 2.0 cards will work with all PCIe 1.0 and PCIe 1.1 slots. Will a nVidia 9600GT PCIe 2.0 card...
  • Forum Thread: XPS-700 Video Card replacement

    I need to replace the nVidia GeForce 7900GS video card (due to "0x---0EA theard stuck" blue screen error messages) on a XPS-700 that is out of waranty. I am using Windows XP-Pro and have no plans to update to Vista. I have not opened the cabinet but according to the Owners Manual the system...
  • Forum Reply: Re: ati radeon 3450 graphics card

    I have exactly this same problem with my ATI Radeon HD 4850 card in my Dell XPS 430 machine with Windows Vista 32-bit and 4 GB RAM (4 x 1 GB): Continuous rebooting and BSOD error message on atikmpag.sys. I did the Dell diagnostics too and every test passed except the 5300:0119 error for the video...
  • Forum Thread: Is my new video card compatible?

    Hi, My friend has just recently purchased a Dell Inspiron 537s and since I'm his computer geek friend I handle all the upgrades. So what I was wondering is, is my friends new pc compatible with the PNY GeForce 9400 GT Video Card - 1GB DDR2, DVI, VGA, PCI-Express 2.0? ( http://www.tigerdirect.com...
  • Forum Thread: Dimension 8400 support 3 monitors?

    First I want to apologize for anyone who might have responded to any of my earlier posts. It seems that the posts were in violation of the "Dell Community Terms of Service." After reviewing the post all I can think of that might have been a "violation" is a slang term for making an...
  • Forum Thread: Maxing Out GX-620 Video

    I'm looking for a new video card (one that won't make me sick) one that won't make me crash my car (computer) one that won't make things look 3 feet thick... --- A little humor there --- Anyway, my question is, I'm trying to find a compatible video card (NVidia) for...
  • Forum Thread: OptiPlex 760/980 video card questions????

    Hey guys I just have a couple quick questions. I purchased a nice refurbished OptiPlex 760 direct from dell a few months back. It came with a Core 2 Duo E7500, 4 gigs of ram, onboard vid, and a 80gb WD VelociRaptor. With that said, I planned on upgrading it slightly for minimal gaming. That all changed...
  • Forum Thread: Most powerful video card possible for Dimension 9100

    I've made a few upgrades to my Dimension 9100 since i first purchased it. Primarily I've taken the CPU up to a Pentium D 950, upgraded the RAM to 4GB, and have a Radeon X800 pushing video. This computer is faster than I could ask for in 90% of its tasks, but in anticipation of some of the newer...
  • Forum Reply: Re: 9600GT for Dimension 5150?

    I have recently upgraded video card (HIS 3650 HD from ATI Radeon, Zalman isilence III) of Dell dimension 5150. This card require only 300Watt power and 0dB sound. It is working excellent for both HD video editing and games.
  • Forum Thread: Dual Monitors on a Vostro 200 Slim using ASUS EN6200LE

    I have set up several dual monitor systems but can't seem to make this one work. From what I've read, it should be as simple as installing the card and attaching one monitor to the the VGA and the other to the DVI using a DVI to VGA adapter. I've done this and only one monitor will work....
  • Forum Thread: Add new video Card for Dimension E310 model

    I have a E310 desktop and I know that I have a PCI-E X1 port. I am wondering can I put in a PCI-E X16 card? It seems that there are alot of these type of video cards. If unable to put in a PCI-E X16, what can dell recommend instead. Thanks
  • Forum Thread: PCI Express x1 Video card not working

    I am trying to upgrade my Vostro 400 with a new video card, and when I change out the old card and reboot, I just get the 6 beeps that the POST video test failed. I can remove both cards and run off of the onboard or put both old and new cards in their slots, the old is a PCI Express x16 and the computer...
  • Forum Thread: e521 no longer recognizes PCIe x16 slot - or onboard video keeps taking over

    I have a 3 year-old Dimension e521 w/ AMD athlon 64x2 3800+, 2GB RAM, nVidia 6150LE chipset (and onboard gpu) The computer shipped with an ATI Radeon x1300 256MB pro gpu (PCIe x16) which worked fine until . . . . After rebooting last month, my screen remained blank. I panicked until I realized I could...
  • Forum Thread: What determines compatibility when choosing a video card?

    I have looked quite a bit here on the dell forums for information on what determines compatibility when choosing a video card for your computer system. What I would like to do is consolidate and articulate this information in one forum so that anyone could use it to determine ALL cards that would be...
  • Forum Thread: Does the dell optiplex gx620 support pcie 2.1 graphics cards

    I just bought a dell optiplex gx620 desktop, i know that these computers are a little older but i am on a budget, i want to be able to play at least some moderate quality games so i am considering buying a new graphics card but most of the cards i have looked at have pci-e 2.1. i have heard that a pci...
  • Forum Thread: Hardware Reserved Memory still very high after installing video card

    Hello, I have a Dell Vostro 200 slim tower with 4GB of memory (4 sticks) and a 1 GB video card. My OS is Windows 7 Ultimate, 32 bit. I purchased the new video card because I noticed that 898MB of memory was being used for hardware (as indicated in the resource monitor). After installing the video...