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Dell XPS 8300 / I5-2400 (Graphics Card Issues)

Q: Dell XPS 8300 / I5-2400 (Graphics Card Issues)

I've seen a few threads on this site and toms hardware as well regarding the Dell XPS (8300 in specifics) having issues with graphics card upgrades.
I bought an R9 380 a few months ago. No signal, the card wasn't defective.
Thought it was my 460 PSU, upgraded that to a 550. No signal.
I sold it, and recently got a Gigabyte R9-270x 4gb windforce edition. No signal once again.
Now i'm at a loss, I really like my computer but the old GeForce 440 isn't really what I want to stick to.
If I were to replace the motherboard would this fix my problem with the graphics card? Or what could I do to get this card to work in my system. I don't want to have to return it.
Also, I have updated to the A06 Bios but without any luck. Thanks a ton.

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Hey folks, new member here. I have a Dell XPS8300 and I'am looking to get a new graphics card since Diablo 3 is coming out soon. I'm not tech savvy, so any help would be greatly appreciated. Here is the specs on the desktop.

Processor --- 2nd Generation Intel® Core? i7-2600 processor (3.4GHz with 8MB Cache)

Memory3 --- 8GB4 DDR3 SDRAM at 1333MHz

Hard Drive --- 1TB - 7200RPM, SATA 3.0Gb/s, 16MB Cache

Video Card --- AMD Radeon? HD 6450 1GB DDR3

I'm basically looking for a card under $200 that will give me the max performance allowed on Battlefield 3 and D3. I read some other sites that you need to know the desktops watt max and how many slots it has before a graphics card is even considered. What would you guys recommend I get? Any Suggestions as to the cards?

Thank you for the help gents.

A:New graphics card help. Dell XPS 8300

Any PCI express card in your budget will work. Just pay attention to the power supply requirements. Those Dell's aren't noted for having good power supplies

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Hi all -- I have a Dell Dimension 8300:

Intel Pentium 4
CPU 2.6 GHz
2.00 GB of RAM
80GB Harddrive

Currently I have an nVidia GeForce FX 5200 graphics card but I want to upgrade. I do a fair amount of gaming, not a great deal but I do enjoy a higher performance, I also recently got BioShock which I was looking forward too but requires a higher performance card.

Does anyone have any idea on what cards would be compatible with my system and any recommendations on what would be the best fit. I do tend to prefer nVidia cards but am in no way constrained by that. I'm happy to spend a little more for that added performance, I would rather get something better now and not have to upgrade again for a while.

Thanks in advance!

A:Dell Dimension 8300 Graphics Card Upgrade

Your psu (power supply unit) will undoubtedly be the limiting factor. Dell psu's are NOT among the best by far. They also use their own wiring so you cant just buy any old psu and throw it in.

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Can anyone please help me? I am very new at computers and I am trying to install a new graphics card(Radeon 9250). I had my onboard graphics disabled but windows reinstalls it. I insterted the ATI disc, and I recieved the message,"try to set up with display adapter with standard VGA driver before running set up". Got me. I have a Dell Dimension 2400, 768MB RAM,and I am so unsure of anything else. Please help if you can!!!!!

A:Insalling graphics card on dell dimension 2400

Have you physically installed the new graphics card into you pc yet?

If not then you'd be best doing that first. Then Windows should pick up the fact you have a new card and instruct you to install the drivers etc etc which is the point where you install the drivers off the CD that (hopefully) came with the card.

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I recently upgraded my 8300's graphics card, and it is causing problems...

Original Specs:
Dimension 8300
3GHz P4 HT 1mb L2
1.5gb RAM
305w PSU
Nvidia GeForce FX5200 (128mb).
Vista Ultimate 32bit

I upgraded the FX5200 to a 512mb Radeon HD 2600 Pro.

I uninstalled the Nvidia drivers, powered down, swapped cards, and then installed the ATI drivers. Now, for some reason, I only see the color BLUE on my screen... in the BIOS, in Vista... everywhere. What did I do wrong? Can I fix it?

A:Dell Dimension 8300 Graphics Card upgrade problem

Did you use the ATI driver disc or did you go to the AMD/ATI support site to obtain the drivers?

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I have a bear bones dell dimension my aunt gave me it has a celeron cpu but I am planing on getting a pentium 4 3.06 ghz and  2 gb of ram. Must be under 100$ and i dont care if i can get a better pc i just want to play World of tanks at 30fps and for general web browsing

A:What is the highest praformance graphics card for dell dimension 2400

I have a bear bones dell dimension my aunt gave me it has a celeron cpu but I am planing on getting a pentium 4 3.06 ghz and  2 gb of ram. Must be under 100$ and i dont care if i can get a better pc i just want to play World of tanks at 30fps and for general web browsing
The Dimension 2400, that was released in 2004, is an obsolete entry level PC, not a gaming system.
Only PCI graphics cards are supported, check out the following:
The requirements for playing World of Tanks, are here:
Note the minimum requirement, is for a Dual core processor.
It should be fine for web browsing.

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I have a bear bones dell dimension my aunt gave me it has a celeron cpu but I am planing on getting a pentium 4 3.06 ghz and  2 gb of ram. Must be under 100$ and i dont care if i can get a better pc i just want to play World of tanks at 30fps and for general web browsing

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Just posting my advice to upgrading my computer to run a 4K monitor which I was unable to find through searching and helps others in doing the same to their 5 year old system thinking of doing the same.
My system specs
XPS 8300 Intel core I-7-2600 CPU @ 3.40GHz, 6Gb ram 64bit operating system running windows 7 home edition.
I only had to change the graphics card and monitor.
Fitted ASUS NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950 STRIX 2GB(Supports 4K output) at a cost of £100 UK pounds.
Fitted Samsung U28E590D 28-Inch 4K LED Monitor (3840 x 2160, UHD, 1 ms) at cost of £340.
Both items fitted and worked without the need to load their install disks as the computer worked it all out for me on reboot.
Hopefully anyone else wanted to upgrade their 8300 to run 4k monitor this will aid them. please note no other part was changed and still running the same PSU power supply and there are other similar 4K monitors to choice from and obviously different graphics cards but I was working on a budget without buying a new system that could run a 4K monitor.
PC is also much quitter when running than before.
Thanks for reading and hopefully helping others.

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I've been looking for a better deal on a factory machine that could be a better deal than this one, but so far I'm not finding anything that can beat it. Are there any better deals out there right now?

This one is $799 after coupon codes: LM?BF7P$FR9KCK and HLSKSR06S9ZG0F. Here are the full specs...

Module Description Description Product Code & SKU Product Code & SKU
XPS 8300 XPS 8300 T83WH [225-0125]
Operating System Genuine Windows® 7 Home Premium, 64Bit, English W7HP6E [318-0455][330-6097][331-1418][420-6436][420-6576][420-9691][420-9841][421-0756][421-3645][421-4337][421-4652]
Processors Intel® Core™ i5-2400 processor(6MB Cache, 3.1GHz) TI52400 [317-6078]
Memory 6GB DDR3 SDRAM at 1333MHz- 4 DIMMs 6G1334D [317-5785]
Keyboard Dell Consumer Multimedia Keyboard SMMK [331-0659]
Monitor ST2220L 21.5-inch Full HD Widescreen Monitor ST2220L [320-9311]
Video Card ATI Radeon HD 5450 1GB DDR3 AT5450 [320-1784]
Hard Drive 1TB - 7200RPM, SATA 3.0Gb/s, 16MB Cache 1TBS [342-2007]
Mouse Dell Laser Mouse 6BTNLM [330-1158]
Network Card Standard USB 2.0 + 10/100/1000 Ethernet IE [430-3775]
Modem No Dial Up Modem Option N [313-3607]
TBU Adobe® Acrobat® Reader 9.0 Multi-Language AAREAD [410-1867]
Optical Drive Single Drive: 16X CD/DVD burner (DVD+/-RW) w/double layer write capability W16DRW [318-0282][421-4542]
Sound THX® TruStudio PC™ THX [421-9898]
Speakers No speakers (Speakers are required to hear audio from your system) N [313-6138]
Wireless Dell 1501 Wireless-... Read more

A:Any better deal on a desktop than this? Dell XPS 8300 w/ 22'' LCD, 6GB, 1TB, i5-2400

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Hey. I've had experience upgrading the stock graphics card to a Nvidia 650TI, but i've decided to upgrade again. This time, i've upgraded from the Nvidia to a Radeon RX560. The issue is, the card will not send signal to the display while it is plugged into the computer. I have checked to make sure that all the pins are connected, but there is still the issue. I've also noticed that the computer has issues finding my keyboard/mouse while the new card is in.
I tested to make sure that the card was not DOA, but it seems to be working fine on my brother's system. This leads me to believe that it may be an issue with either the BIOS or the PSU. I'm afraid to install the new drivers without having the card plugged in as i might lock myself out of visuals while using my older card, which is currently my only method of viewing the system.
Does anyone have experience upgrading this system to the RX560? Any ideas what the problem here might be?

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Someone help me here my 2400 can't play great games like counter strike source and battlefield 2. So I'm wondering if a radeon ati graphics card will work with my system.

A:Does a Dell Dimension 2400 have the ability to have a pci slot radeon graphics card?

Ouch, just checked it now, you have no AGP slot

Yes, you can install a PCI graphics card, however, be warned that these cards perform horribly, but you will be able to run CS Source.

The best PCI graphics card I can remember of is
GeForce FX5500 128MB PCI version.

It will run CS Source and BF2, however, prepare for a slideshow (especially in BF2).

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Just bought the above card to replace an old AMD Radeon HD 6450

When I unplug the old card and insert the new one, connect the 6-pin connecter from the PSU to the new card and power on - the new card led goes solid green, the fans run, but there is not output from the card to my monitor (which then goes into power saving mode).
Can anyone confirm if there is anything else I need to do to get the new card to work on the XPS 8300?

XPS-8300  i7-2600 3,4GHz 12Gb RAM
H67 Motherboard (Dell 0Y2MRG)
Win 7 64 bit

new card is ASUS Radeon R9 270 2BG GDDR5 

Please help!!!

A:Will Dell XPS 8300 A06 BIOS support ASUS Radeon R9 270 DirectCU II OC graphics card?

It wont with the stock power supply and its likely that it wont post at all due to UEFI bios requirements.

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I have a XPS 8300, all stock with i5-2500, 8gb ram, and a ATI Radeon 5670 Card.
Well the graphics card died last night.  I guess i knew it  was coming but tried to ignore the symptoms.
I need a replacement card.  Here are my requirements. I want to keep my computer. I have added a usb 3.0 card, Wireless card, and updated the hard drive.  I use two Dell monitors to do my work.  One connects by VGA  the other HDMI
I am not a gamer or a power user. Primary uses are browsing, MS Office, some photo and video editing, and occasional graphics use of Sketchup or even AutoCad to make edit 3d prints.  I am a high school science teacher and my activities lean in that direction and moderate personal use.   I would prefer a reasonable and reliable replacement that should last 3-5 more years.  

A:XPS 8300 Graphics card

And you know the video card failed, how...?
You could pull the add-in video card out and connect your monitors to the onboard video ports, HDMI and VGA.  You have to physically remove the card before the onboard ports will be active.
If nothing else, that gives you a work-around until you decide on a replacement card...

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My computer was randomly turning off as though the power cord had been pulled.   No blue screen.  No error messages.  No reboot.   It would just turn itself off.   Dead.   This took place after a power outage, so I assumed that it had been damaged by a brown out or a power spike even though I had a power strip on it, but no UPS.   It would pass all hardware checks, but would eventually turn itself off.  
After much googling and research, I finally realized that the fan had died on the graphics card, and it was overheating.   I found a cool tool, CPUID HWMonitor that I downloaded, and I could actually watch the temperature rise on the card.   
Sooooo.....replace the card, easy right?   Well, apparently this model of Dell is pretty picky about what will run.   Dell has posted on this forum the cards that have been tested on this computer.   I found many of these are only available used on Ebay.  Some are still out there but pricey.  I'm also running Windows 10 and wanted to make sure I could get drivers for Windows 10.    
I tried a GEFORCE GTX 730 from a friend, and the computer wouldn't post (start up).  Found elsewhere where this card is incompatible.   I upgraded my BIOS from A03 to A06.  (Others had done this.)  I don't know if this is required for some of the newer cards.  
I read where the GEFORCE GTX 1050 cards were working.  I purchased th... Read more

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I have an XPS8300 and am trying to install a new graphics card an RX550 I installed the card however on boot it produces a blank screen there is nothing I can do in the bios. please help.

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I have a 2011 Dell XP 8300.  The processor is an  i7-2600 CPU @ 3.40GHz,  I have upgraded the hard drive to a 1 tb ssd, and now have 16 gb ram.  I started video rendering on Adobe Premiere and it was OK but having a tough time.  When I started using 4K it just can't handle it.
My last possible solution is a graphics card update from what I read, I'm NOT a computer expert or technician.  NOT a know it all.
From what I can tell, my current graphics card is an AMD Radeon HD 6700 Series.
I spent an hour with Dell chat a received poor help, the first suggestion was a slower card than I have now.  And they don't have a 4GB graphics card from what I was told.
I'm not a gamer;just need it to be able handle 4K video rendering.  Any suggestions would be helpful. 
I know power suppy can be an issue and I don't know where to find what I currently have.  Also already use dual monitors so would want that to continue.  I do have 1 4K 27 inch monitor.
Thanks for any help you can give me.

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i have a I7-2600 xps 8300 that i bought in 2011.  the graphics card needs to be updated in it.   what modern card will work and fit in my system?  thanks.

A:XPS 8300 i7-2600 what updated graphics card can i use?

Hi Neo111333
Thanks for writing to us. 
Below are the GPU which will work on the system. 
AMD Radeon HD 5670, 1G,
AMD Radeon 6950
nVidia GTS 450 
NVIDIA, GeForce GT 545, 1GB
AMD Radeon HD 5870
AMD Radeon 6870
AMD, Radeon HD 6770, 1GB
AMD Radeon HD 5450
AMD Radeon HD 5770
AMD Radeon 6870
NVIDIA, GeForce GTX560Ti
nVidia GeForce GT530

Hope it helps. 


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I want to upgrade to an XFX RX 460 (RX460P4DDGR). The minimum requirement of "System Memory", is 4gb. I understand that System Memory, and Installed Memory, are two different things... and it would appear that the PCIe/Display Adapter has at least 2gb (possibly 3gb), but I don't know exactly how much.
I have read that you need to access the BIOS/Chipset Menu in order to make the necessary changes, but I am not clear on how to do so. I have tried a variety of the "F" keys prior to "full Boot", but I am only \able to access "Boot/Boot Related" Menus... nothing that pertains to "Advanced Features". 
I have also read, that Dell has a few tricks that need to be performed, instead of the "Usual "F" Nonsense"... but I have not had any luck. I am currently using the following system:
Dell XPS 8300
Intel i5 2320 CPU
Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit OS (Fresh Install)
AMD/XFX Radeon HD 6770 1gb GDDR5
Toshiba/OCZ Trion 960gb SSD
16gb PNY XLR8 DDR3 (Installed)

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Hi all....I need to find a way to run at least 3 monitors from my Dell 8300. I have a dual output AGP card running now. The only 3-4 monitor cards I can find are PCI and I have no clue whether the MB will support a PCI style card. I have tried to contact Dell but I might as well be talking to a stick...Any help and info greatly appreciated...Thanks, Mike the "Ice-Man"

A:PCI card for Dell 8300

look at the stickies at top, post on the PCI video card one.

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Hey guys,  I am currently working with an HP Compaq Elite 8300 SFF PC and I would like to upgrade my video card to be able to take on some more gaming.  The card I'm looking to upgrade to is: this. I am worried about the power supply being only a 240W supply, but I am not running any other hardware through the PCI-e. The system is otherwise as it came from the factory with the AMD 7450HD card in it.   Please let me know what more information I can give.  Thanks in advance,-PK

A:Graphics Card upgrade for HP Compaq Elite 8300 SFF PC

The GTX 750 Ti  most likely need more than 240w of power. Here are the 4 listed supported graphics cards for this HP 8300 SFF AMD Radeon HD 6350 graphics (PCIe x16)QK638AA AMD Radeon HD 7450 graphics cardB1R44AA Nvidia NVS 300 graphics (PCIe x16)BV456AA Nvidia NVS 310 graphics (PCIe x16)A7U59AA

I work for HP

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I have recently acquired a Dell Vostro 460 i5-2400 with the onboard Intel HD-2000 graphics.
I am wanting to upgrade the graphics card to support HD video streaming and some gaming.
Searching through this Forum, I have found information about supported cards (using the existing 300W PSU), but many of these are too old to but new. I have also read about the nVidia GTX 750Ti and Radeon R7250 working OK with the vanilla Vostro 460.
I have a budget of about £50 and am considering the following cards which appear to be compatible with a 300W PSU:
nVidia GeForce GT 730
nVidia GeForce GT 720
Has anybody had an success/issues using these cards with a Vostro 460? I am open to other recommendations or suggestions that fall within my budget.

A:Vostro 460 i5-2400 Graphics card upgrade

Just seen a post made by a member yesterday on the same topic! This member bought a GT 730 and it appears it is not compatible with the Vostro 460. A reply stated that the following cards are tested and compatible:
NVIDIA® GeForce® GT 420
ATI® Radeon® HD 5450
ATI® Radeon® HD 5670
pci-e cards are tested by Dell and are compatible. GT730 is not tested.

If possible, please can somebody add a list of more modern cards that are tested as working with this desktop?
I might just have to bump my budget to £100 and get a GTX 750 ti (assuming this will actually work!?)

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I disconnected my CD-Rom/Optical Drive from my Dell Dimension 2400 desktop PC in order to connect a Hard drive and quickly transfer some files - but once I reconnected the optical drive, the PC doesn't seem to recognize it. I tried resetting my BIOS options to original, but no go.

Can anyone out there help me? I tried another known good optical drive and I know that the IDE cable is good and my BIOS is A05, which is the most current.

I can't figure this out for the world of me. If any of you experts out there have any idea where my next step should be, I would greatly appreciate any help you can give me!



Forgot to mention, both this and the other KG optical drive power up just fine - it's just that the system never recognizes it.

I also got a message when I first connected it that indicated that the PC had found a floppy drive, rather than an Optical Drive. I don't have a floppy, so that was a bit confusing to me, and nothing is recognized when I put a CD in it.

Thanks, again!


A:CD-ROM Issues with Dell Dimension 2400

What else changed about your system. 10 to 1 you wont have problems like this just from switching your cd drive for a hard drive. I do it all the time and have never had problems. Does it see the drive in the POST? Make sure your bios is set to auto detect everything.

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i am trying to upgarde a friends box, he has a dell dim 2400 with a 2.19 ghz intel 4 and 128 meg dd ram. i am trying to upgarde the ram. i have tried 5 sticks now. i tried a 1 gig 3200 stick, but figured maybe the motherboard couldnt handle the dim so i went down to a 512 stick, which didnt work, and now i am trying 2 256 sticks, which i tested on my box this morning. when i try to boot off the new sticks the motherboard just beeps, and it wont boot. if i put in the old stick to boot off of it and then a new stick it says "memory not expected lessing available memory" or some such **** a few times and then stops trying to boot. i am not sure if it is the board, or the bios. supposdly the machine can handle 444 ddr ram upto 1.2 gigs. any help would be wonderful as none of the people at dell seem to know what they are talking about

A:ram upgrade issues with dell dim 2400

Well, here's the spec sheet for your pc.
It seems the max ram for your system is having 2 512mb dimms of pc2700 ram.
pc3200 should work though, since it can downclock to pc2700 speed.

Are you replacing the 128mb or adding this in addition to the old ram?
Do you know the new ram is good?

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I play Rise of Nations on my desktop, and recently I started getting gamefreeze. I upped my memory to 2.5 GB (from half a GB), but still freezes. I have viewed many different blogs/forum, and the GeForce 7300GT 512 MB DDR2 has been advised as a good card. I have an AGP 8x slot. I am also wanting to upgrade my PSU, that is another story. Any thoughts/advice on the card?

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Hello, Please can someone help me to find a good graphics card for my pc, the model is: HP Compaq Elite 8300 Ultra-slim PC. I want to play Counterstrike Source and it plays OK at the moment, but the graphics don't look very good. Because the PC is so small, I think it needs some kind of modified graphics card and none of the models on page http://www8.hp.com/uk/en/products/desktops/product-detail.html?oid=5232866#!tab=models doesn't suggest a graphics card. Thanks for your help, Luke

A:HP Compaq Elite 8300 Ultra-slim PC Graphics Card

According to specs, (see pg 15), it has a low profile slot PCIEx16 graphics (2.5" x 6" card).

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I have a Dell Dimension 2400 (Dec 2003) with no recovery disks. It was my in-laws and they would click on anything that says "click here", so there were some malware issues. I want to do a clean install. I have a MS Win XP Home 2002 install disk. When I reboot to it, the CD will spin and go right past it and load off the HDD. I removed the HDD from the boot up sequence and the PC will stop after not reading the CD. I downloaded the 6 floppy set Boot Disk from MS. The PC booted to the first disk, but gives me a "NTDETECT FAIL" error and just keeps cycling through the floppy. SP3 was installed sometime last year. Its currently not connected to any internet. I also executed the CD while in XP, when I click install, I get an error message that my disk version is older that the existing version and it wouldn't let me go anyfurther. Any ideas ?

A:[SOLVED] Dell 2400 Reinstall XP issues

You need to set the boot order in BIOS to boot first from CD, second from HDD. If you have more than one CD/DVD drive, try boot ing from the other one.

Are you using the Dell Reinstallation CD?

You can get a reinstallation guide specific to your Dell here

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Hello all, I'm looking to see if a particular graphics card is compatible with the dell system I have. What information do I need to post to get help with this issue, please?

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I have Dell xps 8300 Intel core i7-2600 CPU 3.40 GHz graphic card AMD Radeon 6670.I would like to upgrade my PSU as well as graphic card.I would like to know my high end video card. I am thinking about gtx 970.Does it work with my pc

A:Dell XPS 8300 video card upgrade

Might not. There seem to be compatability issues with Nvidia.
Perhaps a Radeon 7950 and corsair CS850M would be in order.

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I have a Dell XPS 8300 from 2011, with an i7 2600, 8GB of ram, 2 1TB HDD in RAID 0 and an OEM GTX 560Ti. A month ago this video card apparently died, but I was planning on replacing it anyway. I decided to replace it with an EVGA GTX 960 2GB Superclocked, the single fan version (so it should fit perfectly inside the Dell case). My concern is about the power needed: a 400W PSU is recommended and I have the stock 460W Dell PSU. Will the GPU run ok with the stock PSU? (In fact, the old video card required more power than this GTX 960). I was reading online that the Dell PSU is prone to fail and I don't want to take that risk. If I replace the PSU as well, what PSU do you recommend?

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I have this Dimension 8300 I am working on, I bought a Radeon 9550 and installed it.

1. I updated the chipset
2. Downloaded the latest driver for it on the ATI website.
3. Maxed Virtual Memory
4. In BIOS Iincreased AGP memory from 128 to 256.

With that being said I am still getting very choppy movement out of this card. Even worse, after every reboot, I lose graphics card settings. This is a first for me.

Any help is appreciated!

Thank you,


A:Dimension 8300 Video Card issues

can you post the rest of your specs? what game are you running ? and i assume you mean that you increased your aperture from 128 to 256?

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System Specs:

Dell Dimension 8300
Pentium 4 CPU 3.40GHz
4 GB Memory (3.25 GB Visible)
Motherboard Model 0W2562

I want a card that can handle youtube videos with no lag, and be able to play minecraft with no lag. IE I want the best card currently available. The PSU is not a factor (I am upgrading it anyway), and price is not a factor. I just want the best card I can get for my system and wants. My CPU is basically upgraded to the best pentium 4 (socket 478).

My current videocard is not doing what I want (Youtube sometimes lags, and minecraft will lag).

This is my current videocard...

NVIDIA GeForce 6200 (AGP 8x)
Memory size - 256 MB
GPU Clock - 351 MHz
Memory Clock 532 MHz

Thankyou for your input.

A:Upgrading Dell Dimension 8300's video card

What is your Budget?

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Alright so I have a Dell Dimension 8300 that currently has in it a Nvidia Geforce 6200 video card. Recently, I discovered a PNY Verto GeForce 6800 that was in a box of old hardware I had. So I began searching the web, and found that it was supposedly compatible with the Dimension 8300. I then tried installing this card into said computer, it fit in just fine but whenever I turn the computer on with this new video card inside of it I am greeted with this god-awful beeping noise. Does anyone know what is wrong? Can it be fixed or am I stuck with the 6200 card? Please respond, ShadowSplicer.

A:Trouble with new video card in a Dell Dimension 8300

Did you connect the power supply to the external power connector on the graphics card?

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Hi. I'm looking to upgrade the video card for my aging Dell Dimension 8300 for $150 or less (preferably $50-100). I have a new computer on the way which I'll use for the heavy lifting, but I'd like to be able to use this one as well - for 3D animation/video editing and light duty gaming for my kids.

I have a Dell Dimension 8300,
Intel Pentium 4, 2.6 GHz
Socket 478 mPGA
Chipset i875P
Graphic interface supports AGP version 3.0; 8x

I can't open my computer right now to get at the power supply, but the system came with a 305 Watt supply with 1.5 V (as opposed to .8) for the video card.

I currently have an nVidia GeForce5200 FX with 128 MB RAM, and would like to upgrade if it's economical enough and would boost the performance of this machine as it gimps along.

Can the Dell 8300 handle a 512 MB card?
(I've heard it both ways; Dell sales support said yes but I wasn't sure how tech savvy the person was).

I've seen recommendations for the nVidia GeForce 7600, 8600GT and 7950GT.

I don't know much about video cards, so any advice would be appreciated.


A:Video card upgrade for Dell Dimension 8300

An added note - a Dell Tech representative just told me that he doesn't think the Dell 8300 motherboard will let you benefit from anything above a 128MB video card, because the motherboard only allocates 128 MB for Shared Memory.

Not sure if that's true. I've certainly seen plenty of 256MB cards recommended as upgrades for the Dimension 8300 (and the first sales person there was suggesting a 512MB card)

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I was told I needed to upgrade my video card for my new screnn and gaming purposes. I have been researching the past few days, so many to choose from and I'm not sure which ones will work with my system.

the new screen is DELL SP2008WFP
video card : geforce Fx 5200 , agp 8x 128mb
pc :dell dimension 8300
pentium 4 cpu 3.00ghz
2.99ghz 1.00 gb of ram

as i dont have any digital signal coming out of the card
and i was told i needed a 512mb card to run propely the screen and for the games .

Please help figure out what is capatible with my system. Any suggestion will help.

thank you

A:Need Help with Dell Dimension 8300 video card upgrade

You don't need a new card to run the screen. You do for modern games, but not the screen. In fact, your old card should be working just fine for everything but gaming.

I'd consider something like an nvidia 7600GT. What is your budget?

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I was told I needed to upgrade my video card for gaming purposes. I have been researching the past few days, so many to choose from and I'm not sure which ones will work with my system.

Video card now:
NVIDIA GeForce MX 420

Please help figure out what is capatible with my system. Any suggestion will help.


A:Need Help w/Dell Dimension 8300 video card upgrade

If you want us to give you a card compatible with your system you should post the specs of your system.

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The cards I'm looking at are: Visiontek Radeon X1300 (http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=2467314&CatId=1603)


Visiontek Radeon X1550 (http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=3101644&CatId=1603)

My system specs, (the ones I know of):
Processor: Intel Celeron 2.4 GHz processor, 400Mhz FSB (100MHzx4)
Chipset: Intel 845GV chipset
Videocard: Integrated Intel Extreme graphics
Sound: Integrated Soundmax Sound
Memory: 640MB PC-2700 DDR memory (one module)
Networking: Integrated 10/100 Ethernet
Hard Drive: Seagate Barracuda 40GB ATA/100 7200RPM hard drive
CDROM: Hitachi 48X CD-ROM drive
Monitor: 19" Dell brand M992 monitor (max 1600x1200 @ 75Hz, .24 Dot pitch)
Software Setup: WindowsXP Home Edition

Will these 2 video cards work?

Which is better?

A:Dell Dimension 2400--Lookin for a New PCI Card

The X1550 should be the best

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Bought a new 19" LCD monitor with dvi outputs and a Chaintech GeForce FX 5200 256 meg pci card for co-workers wife's christmas present. Worked on it before so i know it has integrated graphics with no agp port.Bought the card so i could hook it up via dvi.Wondering what the exact steps would be to install the pci card.Off the top of my head i figured i would have to disable the onboard graphics in the bios,go to device manager and disable the intel onboard then install the card in pci slot then load drivers.Is this correct? if i'm missing something please let me know.Want this project to be short and sweet.Thanks for any input.

A:Installing new pci video card in Dell 2400

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Okay, so I still have my old 8300 (along with my newer computers), I'm looking to upgrade my 512 MB of memory to the max 4GB. I also have a GeForce FX 5200 128MB Video Card (AGP) that I would like to update. Now I know this computer is old but I'm looking for some suggestions on what I can do with this computer concerning upgrades on the memory card & video card. I've been researching parts on Newegg but want to make sure I know what's compatible. Some folks say 4GB is to much memory and also the video card cannot be above 256 MB for this computer? This computer is used by my daughter for basic internet, facebook, and no serious gaming. The computer runs Windows XP SP3, memory speed 400 MHz, and help would be greatly appreciated :wave :

A:Upgrading Dell Dimension 8300 Video/Memory Card

4GB is too much if you plan on sticking with Windows XP... 2GB is plenty for the older OS (that's still four times the memory!) -especially since the computer is considered general purpose... There are a lot of video cards out there for low end usage, and if you really want to upgrade from the older card check out some deals on the latest AGP cards. The interface is aged now so you wont have to spend much for what you're looking for, and honestly if you just need the computer for internet i'd keep the 5200. Video memory doesn't matter but you don't need anything more than 256MB...

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Audio card for Dell Dimension 8300 compatible with Windows 7?

Hello everybody! Fresh member, and glad to be here !

Lemme start with a problem I am hoping somebody here can help me with :

Last weekend I upgraded my Dell Dimension 8300 to Windows 7. After some work, finally I am left with just one compatibility issue : it came with the SoundMax Integrated Digital Audio card, and I am unable to find drivers for it that work with Windows 7.

I searched online, and found a few others have hit this problem and even suggested solutions, which didn't work for me. I am guessing I will simply have to bite the bullet and buy a replacement audio card?

Problem is, how do I make sure that an Audio card is compatible with both the hardware (Dell Dimension 8300) and the software (Win 7)?

I am not a gamer, so am not looking for the best-of-the-best; just something that allow me to play songs and video.

And yes, the 'integrated' in the existing card's name - does it mean I cannot remove it? or it is integrated with something else (video card)? Will that be an issue?

- radhak

A:Video card for Dell Dimension 8300 compatible with Windows 7?


you can try DriverEasy and see if it finds any working drivers(?) it was recommended to me also here on TechSpot so now I pass it on for me it works really good, the only down side with the free version of the program is that the download is really slow (limited to 8-20kbps).

Do you mean you want to remove the integrated wound card? -basically everything that is "integrated" can be disabled (in the bios) but not removed. If you get an other sound card and install it then most likely the bios will automatically disable the integrated sound card.

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Dell Dimention 2400 using Window XP. Speaker were working fine. I may have deleted something. I need to reactivate the sounf card. ( Messege says No Play back device). When I reinstalled from the original disk Message say identified new hard drive. When testing the messfe says need software.
How can I reactivate the sound card

A:Dell Inspiron 2400 sound card needs reactivation.

and welcome to the Forum

Look in Device Manager and see what is shown for the Sound devices . . You may just need to reinstall the drivers, go to the Dell support site, enter your Service Tag Number and download the drivers

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Im trying to upgrade a dell dimension 2400's Graphics card, i went and got an AGP graphics card thinking it was it but.. it didnt fit, i then got a pci express.. didnt fit. It has standard PCI slots there are 3 PCI slots.

Anyway i was wondering if i bought a standard PCI graphics card for the dell would it have any issues with it and is there a special dell graphics card?


A:Upgrading a Dell Dimension 2400 Video Card

Oh and i want to buy the card tonight so i need to know soonish


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I am trying to replace an AMD Radeon HD 6670 Video Card (8F60V) in a Dell XPS 8300 with an Intel Core i7 processor (WXGXH).
The current video card functions properly, but the fan is always on and very loud.
I purchased a Dell AMD Radeon HD 6670 Video Card (A5182103) as it appears to be a drop in replacement and has an updated fan.
I have tried installing the new video card with and without the device drivers installed, but I get no video on boot up.
Is there some other step or incompatibility that I am overlooking?  Is the A5182103 a drop in replacement for the 8F60V?

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I am running Windows 10 64 bit.
I bought an Asus GTX 950-2G (no power cables) Video Card looking for a quick upgrade.  
Installation was super easy but I get a black screen. When I hooked up the VGA cable to the onboard video card and tried running the GEFORCE experience could not recognize the video card. Also tried using the DVD with provided drivers to no avail.
Does anyone have any ideas ? Really appreciate the help.


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Before You guys tell me its such an old computer and why bother,:evil: I have my reasons. OK now I have the 2400 that I need to upgrade a bit and I need to know what is the BEST motherboard and possessor for This computer? I know that the stock heat sink/fan is not so great so I also plan on upgrading that as well and I also have my eye on a 1 gig video card
(I am one of those hard to shop for Multi taskers so more then enough is almost enough)
So Please TechSpot Help me Pimp My DELL! lol

Thanks in advance

ps*I found one old thread that talked about this subject in Google BUT it is so old I cant find it again to post in it or click the expired links.*

A:Dell 2400 with P4 Motherboard, Processor, Video card upgrades?

Silly move. But if you are trying to fool your mother, find a board and a CPU that will fit in that little case, along with a 400+ watt power supply, heat sink, and such.
The biggest problem is the plastic tie-downs to hold the heat sink in place. They break.
It is easier and cheaper to get a board, cpu, power supply and memory as a package that try to fit something decent into that case.
The power supply is lousy. There is no room, and inadequte cooling.

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Hi, if anyone can help much appreciated.
My XPS 8300 has significant issues visually when booting up then goes blank - although desktop appears to be working fine.  This has happened recently after a major Windows 10 update.
Ran F12 diagnostics and all was fine except for video card, where I got the following on Video memory test error code 2000-0332  Validation 4374
So do i need to get a new video card?  or something else.
I cannot currently get into windows 10 as there is no way I can find to see anything beyond diagnostics.
Thanks for help.

A:XPS 8300 with AMD radeon 6870 video card has memory integrity issues

Hi AndreBurgess,
Please try and update the Chipset drivers ,video drivers and system BIOS from support.dell.com once you are in the website type the system service tag press enter under drivers and downloads find it myself you have all the drivers listed please update the same and tell us if still you are facing the same issue.

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I have a XPS 15 (9560) and using it with a Dell P2715Q 4k monitor running through a d6000 dock.
Monitor is connected to the dock from mDP to DP and the dock via USB-C to the laptop.
The monitors performance didn't seem great and the images weren't very smooth. The issue is more when playing video or running AutoCAD 2018. When checking the video settings through AutoCAD it is always the on board graphics that is being used not the dedicated graphics. Even when I use the nVidia panel to force the program and global settings to the GTX1050 it doesn't seem to want to use it for the external display.
Any help would be greatly appreciated because as far as I was concerned the laptop shouldn't have an issue running the monitor at 4k 60Hz.

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