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  • 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: Dell Nvidia GeForce 8800 GT Problems

    I have a Dell XPS 630i with dual Dell Nvidia GeForce 8800 GT video cards. One of the cards has died, I have my system running off of the other one. Can I buy a different brand card and the system work as dual ? What I mean is the good card is a Dell Nvidia Geforce 8800 GT Can I buy a evga or other brand...
  • 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: 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: Making a GTX 460 work?

    I recently purchased an XPS 8300 to replace a system that met with a sudden end. Very shortly before getting the XPS I had purchased an Nvidia Geforce GTX 460 (mostly for gaming and rendering programs) so I tried to put in into my XPS and it will not work. Has anyone else had this issue and is there...
  • Forum Thread: Need A New Video Card For Gaming On Inspiron 530s

    I have a few games that need a better video card than the one installed on my system already. I don't really know what cards would work well with my system. The requirements are for a 256MB NVIDIA 7900 or a 256MB ATI X1900. If anyone can tell me which of these 2, or a better one, would work, I would...
  • Forum Thread: Can the Dell Studio XPS 9100 video card be upgraded???

    Hello Everyone! Does anyone know if the Dell Studio XPS 9100 video card can be upgraded ? I am planning on purchasing this desktop (for video editing and digital pictures); however, I do not know what are my options.. Any help would be deeply appreciated! Thanks..Vince
  • Forum Thread: Dell XPS 8300 and Gigabyte Radeon 7950 3GB GDDR5

    I have seen other posts on the forum that state a Radeon 7950 video card is compatible with a XPS 8300. I purchased this card for this reason, yet I am having no luck installing it into my system. Here is what I have: Dell Mobo 0Y2MRG w/ Core i7-2600 Cooler Master 650W PSU 16GB Corsair Vengance...
  • Forum Thread: HD Radeon 4870 with XPS 420

    Hey all. I have an XPS 420 with the 425 Watt Power Supply it came with. It's a Q9450 Core 2 Quad @ 2.66ghz and 4gb of Ram. I have 2 6pin power connectors, and one pci express 2.0 slot. I currently have an ATI Radeon 3650 Graphics card which just isn't cutting it. I'm looking to...
  • Forum Thread: Dell Vostro 430 Graphics Card Upgrade

    Hi, I have a question about the changing my video card in my old (well not that old) discountinued Vostro 430. It has a PSU of 350 but I bought a GeForce GTX 650 (because who reads instructions ?!?) which says it requires a PSU of 400. Can I get away with using a 350 for a while until I buy a 400 PSU...
  • Forum Thread: Dimension E520 Power Supply Unit and Video Card Upgrade

    Hello all, I have a compatibility question on an upgrade I want to do Computer Info: Dimension E520 Intel Core Duo CPU 6400 2.13 Ghz 2Gb Ram 750Gb HD total internal and 1Tb external HD 4 PCI Express Ports (all used) nVidia GeForce 7300 LE (Stock card) TV Tuner Linksys Wireless Card Firewire card...
  • Forum Thread: Recommendation request for Vostro 220 Video card upgrade

    I am looking for some video card upgrade advice for my new Vostro 220. My current system is a dual core E7300 @ 2.66GHz w/ 2gb DDR2 RAM. The PSU is a default dell 305w with 18a on the +12v rail with no pci-e power cable. I have an upgrade available already in the form of a Corsair VX450W that provides...
  • Forum Thread: Is there a list or some other way to know which models have pci Express slots?

    Basically I'd like to buy a used/refurb Dell on ebay that I can put a video card into that will work for Secoond Life. It's been an agonizingly slow chore to try look up each one to see if it has a pci E slot or two. ( Sellers are not a good source of this information.) Any short cut would be...
  • Forum Thread: updating to a geforce 9500 video card

    I am trying to update my original radeon 1300 video card to a geforce 9500 video card for my xps 410, and I run XP. I even bought a dvi to dvi-d jumper cable. I deleted previous drivers and installed new card, went to install drivers from disk computer reports not capatable with windows logo test...Do...
  • Forum Thread: Optiplex GX280 mini-tower - What video card works?

    Hi.. I am looking for "the best" video card that will fit a stock GX280. I welcome any and all suggestions, particularly if you have tried it. Thanks for the neuron cycles.... Chris
  • Forum Thread: Inspiron 660 Video card trouble

    Yesterday I bought a Inspiron 660 and I bought a EVGA GeForce GTX 550 Ti - 2GB Superclocked video card to upgrade from the intergrated Intel HD Graphics card already in there. I received my computer and then went to Best Buy to pick up my card only to find out when I cracked the Inspiron 660 open the...
  • Forum Thread: inspiron 530 Video card installation help

    I have a Inspiron 530, I wish to add th Radeon HD2400 Pro PCI Express video. card . The accompanied CD with the card is no help with installation instructions. I seek help with installation proceedures. Any help appreciated. Thanks you
  • Forum Thread: dell xps 420 gpu/psu upgrade

    I'm looking to upgrade my gpu to a GeForce GTX 560 Ti from a Radeon HD 3600 Series card. I know the current 375w psu will not be enough so I was going to upgrade to 600w. Just wondering if this is possible, as I read something about how Dell used to use proprietary motherboards. Thanks in advance...
  • Forum Thread: Video card(s) compatibility

    I need to hook four monitors up to my computer. My specs are: Dimension E520 Core-duo 2.79G 1G Ram Stock, garbage graphics card Windows XP Pro I have the following slots open: 1 PCI Expressx16, 1 PCI Express and 2 PCIs. I don't know if I can physically install two PCI cards on...
  • Forum Thread: Has anybody done dual video cards in a Optiplex 990 desktop?

    I was wondering if anybody has done the dual video card option on the 990. Basically I am trying to get the most bang for my buck out of the video card options for the 990 but wasn't sure what the best option would be for speed without worrying about overheating in that small case. The dual Radeon...
  • Forum Thread: upgrading gpu on dell xps 8500

    Just got an new dell xps 8500 with a 2gb amd 7770 gpu ( I7 3770 8gb ram). Very please with performance so far but interesting in upgrading gpu at some point. Can i possibly replace my current gpu with an amd 7870 or nvidia gtx 680? If yes, should i replace my psu? Can i place a new modular...
  • Forum Thread: No video on Dell Dimension 3000

    Looking at our Dell Dimension 3000, I had lights on the PC and on the power switch of the monitor. I've unplugged the monitor and used another one to see if the monitor had gone bad....no difference. Assuming the video card had died, I researched compatible video cards to use with the 2 open pci...
  • Forum Thread: I want to update the graphics/video card on my Inspiron 530

    So let me start off just by saying i have no clue what i am doing so im open to suggestions. Im currently using a dell inspiron 530 and i just recently decided to upgrade its graphics/video card so my games would look a little smoother but i have no idea what to buy or how to install it if i buy one...
  • Forum Thread: GX270 boots and loads OS but screen is black

    Hi, I Recently installed a DVI graphics card in order to be able to use 2 monitors at the same time with my Dell GX270. After changing the setting of windows so that the DVI will be the primary monitor, i tried to reboot but both screens are black. The computer boots, loads windows XP and works (I...