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Graphics Card Upgrade Question for Vostro 470

Q: Graphics Card Upgrade Question for Vostro 470

Hi all,
Hope you can help. I am wanting to upgrade my GeForce GT 620 for a better graphics card that supports the latest gaming titles preferably GDDR5, is the Vostro 470 capable of having a graphics card that is beyond GDDR3? Your help would be much appreciated.
Kind regards,
RocknRollTim

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Hello,
I have a Vostro 460 and I wanted to upgrade the graphics card. I just bought a Gygabye with nVidia GeForce GT 730 2GB GDDR5 card assuming it was going to work fine on this PC. Wrong assumption. It simply does not boot. It displays the initial POST but it doesn't go past it.
This video card is PCI-e 2.0. I tried to check prior to the purchase the PCI-e version of the Vostro's motherboard and with big effort I found in one the posts of this forum that it's 2.0 (it doesn't say anywhere, motherboard or manuals). Also, the minimum hardware requirements are met: minimum 300W power supply: the stock PSU is 350W. Cool!  But no so cool, it's not working.
The BIOS's firmware is up-to-date. I can't figure out what's the problem as the card is compatible with the motherboard. It should have worked first hand. And I don't think the power is a problem.
Any ideas?Thank you

A:Vostro 460 graphics card upgrade

Hi, 
Thanks for writing to us. 
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 so cant really comment on the same.
Hope the info helps.
Regards

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Hi
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.
Thanks

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 bought a game recently, that my graphics card is too weak for, so apparently I would HAVE to upgrade if I wanted to play this game. My question is, what graphics card would be ideal for my situation? Heres my info.

Windows XP
Motherboard: Asus A7M-7M (3 PCI, 1 AGP, 2 SDR DIMM, Audio, Video)
Processor: AMD Athlon-PECM, 1100 MHz (11 x 100)
RAM: 768 MB
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce2 MX/MX 400 (32 MB)

If any other information is needed to help give me advice, let me know. Heres the minimum system requirements of the game I want to play.

Windows WinMe, Win2k, WinXP or above, 512 MB of RAM, Programmable Shader (Radeon 8xxx, 9xxx, and above, GeForce 3 Ti, 4 Ti, and above. DirectX 9 compatible card with 64 MB VRAM, PC with 1.4 gHz CPU, DirectX9 compatible sound card, 7 GB available HDD space, ATA100/DMA or faster HD, 56.6k modem, keyboard and mouse.

Any idea what would be an ideal card to upgrade to? Thanks.
 

A:Graphics Card Upgrade Question...

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Hi - I bought a 570-p075na from John Lewis because it seemed like a decent spec machine to start from. I swapped the 3TB HDD for a 500 GB SSD and ran some benchmarks on it - all pretty good apart from the graphics card (seems like a low end OEM card, ATI Radeon M5 RM430) which scored miserably. So can someone suggest a decent upgrade? I'm not a gamer but I do some video processing and music production. Don't need a high end card and don't really want to spend more than 100 or so. Not sure what my options are, what the mobo and PSU (and chassis) will support. The link to my machine is https://www.johnlewis.com/hp-pavilion-570-p075na-desktop-pc-intel-core-i7-16gb-ram-3tb-amd-radeon-r5...I think it's also this one http://support.hp.com/gb-en/product/HP-Pavilion-570-p000-Desktop-PC-series/13823514/model/15532149/d... Thanks in advance. Jerry

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Hi, I currently have an Alienware Aurora R4 with two nvidia GTX 660's and two seperate monitors. As it stands now, I get great performance in most games that I play (CS:GO, Dayz Standalone, etc.). However, I was wondering if I would get better performance if I switched the two cards for one stronger card, like a 1060 or 1070. I'm not very knowledgeable in the area, so I apologize if this isn't a good question or if I'm leaving out any important info. Thanks for the help!

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I am running a Dell 4400 P-4 1.6 with 512GB of RAM. I currently have a ATI Radeon 9000 series card with 64mb (I think) of memory.

I want to upgrade my video card and I found a cheap one that got some good reviews. The card is a SAPPHIRE ATLANTIS RADEON 9600 256MB. The card is only $58.00

Will I notice much of a difference between the new and old card? This computer is getting older, and I don't want to put an expensive card in it. I am not a big "gamer", but I do occasionally play some such as Call Of Duty and Medal of Honor, and I plan on purchasing Call Of Duty 2 soon. Is this upgrade worthwhile? Would my old card play COD 2 ok? It played COD 1 ok.
 

A:Graphics card upgrade question

You would notice a difference going from a 64Mb 9000 to a 256Mb 9600.

The only other thing I would recommend is popping another 512 ram in it for a total of 1gig. This could be done for about $40 bucks or so.

Depends on you, if you think putting $100 into the system would be worth it or not.

-Gonz
 

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I would like to upgrade from the Radeon 9600 pro AGP card to the Nvidia Geforce 6600 Gt AGP.

Is this a worthwhile option?
 

A:Graphics card upgrade question

In the future, please post back to your same question if it has been overlooked, rather than starting a new thread.

http://forums.techguy.org/showthread.php?t=339388
 

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I am running a Dell 4400 P-4 1.6 with 512GB of RAM. I currently have a ATI Radeon 9000 series card with 64mb (I think) of memory.

I want to upgrade my video card and I found a cheap one that got some good reviews. The card is a SAPPHIRE Radeon 9250 256MB 128-bit DDR AGP 4X/8X, and it is only $48.00.

Will I notice much of a difference between the new and old card? This computer is getting older, and I don't want to an expensive card in it. I am not a big "gamer", but I do occasionally play some such as Call Of Duty and Medal of Honor, and I plan on purchasing Call Of Duty 2 soon. Is this upgrade worthwhile?
 

A:Graphics card upgrade question

I doubt you'll see any improvement, and hardly worth the effort.
Seriously.
 

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Hi,I have just bought a HP 280 G2 MT Desktop having specs as-Core i3 6100,4GB RAM, Windows 7 Pro. I have also added 4gb of RAM. Now,is it possible ,in the future to upgrade the PSU and graphics card in the system? What would a decent PSU and Graphics upgrade for the said machine? Would I have to reinstall/clean install the OS? Please share your opinions

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is graphic card and video card the same size?


is it possible to change a video card in a laptop into a graphic card?
 

A:Laptop graphics card upgrade question

Not always same size.



is it possible to change a video card in a laptop into a graphic card?Click to expand...

Normally no.
As the graphics card is usually incorporated into the mobo
But some laptops can be updated, you are best to contact your laptop manufacture, to find out if yours can or not
 

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I bought a y410p last December and I am extremely satisfied with it, but I would like to put in another GT 755m graphics card into the ultrabay, but I have only been able to find a removable graphics card for the y510p. I was wondering if anyone knows if and when the y410p version is coming out, or if there are any alternatives. Such as whether putting the y510p graphics card into my y410p would fit/work or any other alternative. Thank you in advance.










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A:Y410p Graphics Card Upgrade Question

Y410p is not built to accomodate a second GT755M card. Although, there have been a few mods which people have implemented to fit a card in that Ultrabay slot. The mod includes modifying the GT755M card casing to get it to fit into the slot. Check out this thread - http://forums.lenovo.com/t5/IdeaPad-Y-U-V-Z-and-P-series/Y410P-Sli-Problems/m-p/1508198#M118852

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Hi everyone,
Firstly, I'd like to thank you for your time.
My question is whether I could upgrade my PC from a Nvidia GeForce 640 GT to a Nvidia GeForce 960 GTX in my current setup without making any other changes (mainly power supply concerns).
My current specifications:
Dell XPS 8500 Mini-tower
Evo 500 GB SSHD (upgrade from stock 2 TB Seagate HD 7200 RPM)
3rd Gen Intel Core i7-3770 processor 3.40 GHz w/ Turbo Boost 2.0 to 3.90 GHz
12GB DDR3 SDRAM @ 1600MHZ (2 x 2 GB + 2 x 4 GB)
Nvidia GeForce 640 GT 1GB GDDR5 (Windows 8)
Windows 8 64 Bit
- I have not checked which power supply my system has as I have been told (hopefully true even on the older versions) that it is a 470 W Power Supply
I would prefer not to change too many things in my system as it has worked very well for me.
I am wondering whether I would be able to run a Nvidia GeForce 960 GTX that only carries a recommended wattage of 400 W or would any of the other parts in my computer conflict.
Sorry if I provided too much information but wanted to be sure. Thank you so much for any replies.
- Brandon C

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Hey. I have a lenovo c260 all in one non touch screen pc. It is useless at gaming. I want to play h1z1 and counter strike. My friend recommendes that i get a new graphic card for it. Can anyone advise which one to buy? And as it is an all in one pc will it be ok to do this. Any advise atall would be appreciated
 
 
Mod's Edit: Additional information added to Subject line for clarity of problem.

A:Lenovo c260 - Question regarding graphics card upgrade.

i have the same problem, i purchased and downloaded gta 5 for pc and found out that the graphics card isnt strong enough to run it, it would help alot if this question could be answered.thanks

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So, I followed a friend's recommendation and bought a GTX 1050 ti mini graphics card for my Inspiron 660s. After getting the card, I've come to the realization that there doesn't appear to be any way to install it. My questions are, is it possible to install the GTX 1050 ti mini, and if not, what card could be used? Help!

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I know I'm not the only one that's sought to upgrade this particular computer, having seen two previous threads here about the same computer and an upgrade involving a Sapphire ATI Radeon 5570 HD. I know that will work without much issue. However, I want to see if I can go further with the same minimalist upgrading. Because of this, I made an account here in hopes of getting some answers.

I am currently looking at this card, also from Sapphire. Only, this one's higher end, being a Radeon 6570 HD found here. For those curious about the 5570 HD, that's here. I have looked at its benchmarks and it looks promising, but I have two questions.

First, is this a sufficient upgrade compared to the HD 5570? It's only a few dollars difference, but I'm seeking the best performance that I can get without doing a ton of upgrades. Second, it looks like it'll fit (looking at the card, it seems to be a low profile, which is necessary), but if anyone has the same computer, perhaps one can be a better gauge of that? Thanks for any answers anyone can give.

A:Graphics card question for Acer X1420G-U5832; is this a good upgrade?

Have a look at some of the benchmarks here:
AMD Radeon HD 6670 1GB & HD 6570 512MB Review - Page 7

They also had this to say in conclusion:





Quote:
When compared to the HD 5670 and HD 5570- the Turks-based HD 6670 and HD 6570 are superior in every way. Even though a generation to generation performance increase of 10-15% may not seem like a big step, attaining this without changing the manufacturing process while maintaining the same power envelope is no small feat.



It does seem to be a bit faster although not by a huge margin.
If you already have the 5570 and looking to upgrade ... it may not be worth doing.

However, if its a matter of which one to get, the 6570 certainly seems to be the better card.

Look around a bit too. You may be able to get the next step up for the same price. Lots of sales going on ATM.



OH and BTW, Sapphire are probably the best choice for ATI card IMHO

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Hello.  I have the full sized desk top version of the Dell Optiplex 980.
I have purchased an AMD Radeon R5 230 2GB Graphics Card to upgrade; however, I am now worried that it will not work/fit into my Optiplex 980 and whether my power supply can handle if it indeed it will work/fit... 
I would really appreciate it if someone with expertise could school me!
Thank you.
Mike in Cedar Park, TX

A:Full size Dell Optiplex 980 graphics card upgrade question please...

What type of Optiplex chassis and what brand was the card? For example, as per the page here this R5 230 will fit in the 980 Desktop and probably the minitower version of your Optiplex. And, being that this card works and lists your system as compatible I would think you should be good with the power supply, but was does the card state are the power requirements?Best regards,Brad 

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I am considering the above machine, but need to drive two monitors in extended desktop -  note that this is for basic webpages and not intensive gaming.
Having looked around on the web for a budget card, the GTX 750 gets good reviews generally. Its capability is beyond what I require,  but it seems to be the best compromise from what I can gather.
My question is, will this fit into the above-mentioned machine?  Its length and height seem to be fine, as do the power requirements. I wonder though about the plate of the card that slots through the PC case.  it looks double width to me and I wonder if the PC case is big enough to accept this? I have had a look on the web and cannot find an answer.
I have considered the other option of driving a second monitor from the USB3 port, but this is not a clear cut option either and so I may be better considering the graphics card upgrade.
It anybody can suggest a better method,  or a more suitable card then I will be happy to consider all options.
Thanks in anticipation of your help.

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I know I'm not the only one that's sought to upgrade this particular computer, having seen two previous threads here about the same computer and an upgrade involving a Sapphire ATI Radeon 5570 HD. I know that will work without much issue. However, I want to see if I can go further with the same minimalist upgrading. Because of this, I made an account here in hopes of getting some answers.

I am currently looking at this card, also from Sapphire. Only, this one's higher end, being a Radeon 6570 HD found here. For those curious about the 5570 HD, that's here. I have looked at its benchmarks and it looks promising, but I have two questions.

First, is this a sufficient upgrade compared to the HD 5570? It's only a few dollars difference, but I'm seeking the best performance that I can get without doing a ton of upgrades. Second, it looks like it'll fit (looking at the card, it seems to be a low profile, which is necessary), but if anyone has the same computer, perhaps one can be a better gauge of that? Thanks for any answers anyone can give.

A:Hardware question, seeking graphics card upgrade for Acer X1420G-U5832

Wait, wrong area. Ignore this thread, it'll be reposted in the right location.

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Hello
My son has a Vostro 270 Mini Tower with an i5 processor running Windows 10. He’s finding his games are lagging a lot. The graphics card is a Nvidia GT 620. We put in 16GB of RAM. Now we want to upgrade the graphics card. I’m thinking of this one:
Zotac GeForce GTX 1060 1152 NVIDIA CUDA Cores Mini 3 GB GDDR5 Graphics Card
It’s a mini card so I hope it’s more likely to fit in the mini tower chassis.
Could anyone please confirm if this would be compatible with the PC?
And it says the recommended power supply would be 400w, whereas we just have 300w now. Is there a particular kind I should buy? This one seems good value, would it be the right kind?
Corsair CP-9020097-UK VS Series ATX/EPS 80 PLUS Power Supply Unit, 550 W
Any advice gratefully appreciated!

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I have a dell vostro 260 pc and i purchased a gtx 750 ti. Can not find in device manager. Have a 300 watt power supply with no 6 pin connector. Dell tells me there is no upgrade for this power supply. Is there a power supply i can upgrade to or can i run graphics card off external power supply?
 

A:Dell Vostro 260/GTX 750 Ti Graphics Card

which 260 do u have ???

 

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Hello I have a Dell Vostro 200 mini tower and I'm about to upgrade it but I don't know what graphics card I should use. I want to use to play some games like counter strike. I would also like to know if it could run windows 7 ultimate, professional, or home.
Specs:
Ram - 8 gigs
Core - Intel Core 2 Extreme QX9650 Quad-Core Processor, 3 GHz, 12M L2 Cache, 1333MHz FSB, LGA775
Storage - Crucial BX300 120GB SATA 2.5 Inch Internal Solid State Drive - CT120BX300SSD1
Power - 350 PSU
Motherboard - Foxconn G33M03

A:What graphics card should I for my Dell Vostro 200

Hi Jchoiboi17,Thanks for posting.Another user posted this information:If you are just playing CS:GO you can pretty much get any card that fits your budget, a Radeon 260x or a 750ti will work just fine with games on good settings. You could get a 960 if you are playing a range of games too however if its just CS:GO then either the 260x or 750ti is a great choice.Another user posted:  EVGA GeForce 8400 GS Hope this helps

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Hi all,
I recently bought a Vostro 3668 i7 7700 that came with a R9 360 card. From a little search on the web I saw that the TDP for this card is 85W, so I thought that it wouldn't hurt If I buy a 1050 Ti with 75W TDP  (/w stock speeds no extra power cables) to replace it.
Is there anything that I should be aware off? Any BIOS settings? Does it matter that I replace a single slot card with a dual slot card?
I am currently looking at these 2:
ASUS Phoenix GTX 1050 Ti
EVGA GTX 1050 Ti GAMING
Thank you for your help

A:Vostro 3668 new graphics card

Unless your applications require nVidia support, this is going to be a lateral move, not an upgrade.  Those two GPUs are pretty evenly matched in terms of performance.
Yes, it may matter in terms of size - many smaller cases like the one you have won't take a dual-slot card.

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i can't find the driver in the download 

A:Vostro 15 3568 built-in Graphics card for windows 10 32 bit

Dell doesn't support 32-bit on this model -- Intel should have a driver though.

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I'm running windows 10 on my vostro computer when the screen freezes. I have to (after a long time waiting) force shut it down and when I turn it back on 6 identical screens come up, even in the bios. after a few weeks of reinstalling the nvidia driver through device manager and getting it to work again, the driver fix I was doing the few weeks stopped working.HELP!
also in device manager it says windows has stopped this device, but i can't seem to fix it

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Greetings all!
I was given a Vostro 460 with dual monitors and as it is, the stock video card has one DVI output and one VGA output. All is working well with that setup however because of the two different video output types, there is a noticeable difference in the picture quality that cannot simply be corrected by the monitor settings. I however have another unused video card that has dual DVI outputs that if possible, I would like to use but I do not know if it is compatible with the 460. Here are the specs on the video card...
ATI Radeon HD3870 DDR4 with PCI Express connection. Also this number: DM-XHD670XTG4-512
Can anyone of you please tell me if this video card is compatible with my Vostro 460? I would really appreciate any and all assistance on this. Thank you.

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My computer loads up fine goes to the windows logo , then goes black , after about 30 seconds the computer restarts itself and does this same proccess over and over. I have tried everything disabling onboard, reinstalling windows , uninstalling drivers and doing a clean install, etc im really fustrated and dont know what to do next . Any help is GREATLY appreciated!

A:Dell Vostro 200 wont Boot up after Installing new Graphics Card

Maybe try different version of the drivers. I had one recently that the updated drivers killed the system. Also, is it possible the card could be defective?

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hello,
I have upgrade to windows 10, and I need to update my Graphics Card.
I have Dell Vostro 3450.
Thank you,
Mic

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I brought vostro 3560 four years ago. This was a powerful machine but as time gone by, the graphic card AMD seems to be slower and out-of-date. It now cant play the modern game with medium setting.
Anyways, my question is that whether my laptop could be ugradable to a new graphic card?

A:Vostro 3560: Upgrade amd graphic card

There is no graphics card in the system - nor any way to install one.  The AMD GPU is a chip soldered to the mainboard -- it is not upgradeable.

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i want upgrade my video card 610  with 300w power supply to 570 gtx but i m not sure if i can do that
please somone help me

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I am trying for the first time to put together a system. Yeh I know...I need help. First of all is this a usable card. It is comming out of an existing system.
Thanks, ynotbme
 

A:Is the ATI Radeon 9550 / X1050 graphics card compatible with a Dell Vostro 200?

If the card will fit in the box it'll probably work for you. When I looked up Dell Vostro 200 they were built into two kinds of cases. There was one type built in a slim case and the other type built in a mini case. The mini case is much wider than the slim case. It looks like both types of cases sport motherboards with X16 PCI-E slots for adding an aftermarket video card. Trouble will arise if your 9550/X1050 video card has an AGP connector instead of a PCI-E connector, or you have a full size video card and a slim case.
 

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Hi
I have a Vostro 460 MT from Dell.
The Specs:
i5-2400
8GB RAM
320GB HD
Stock PSU - 350W

I had a NVIDIA GT 210 card in previously which I sold and bought an R7 240 to upgrade with. When plugging in the R7 240 and booting up. I get NO VIDEO SIGNAL. NO BIOS SPLASH SCREEN etc.
NOW if I take the card out and use the onboard VGA it works fine. The NVIDIA GT 210 worked fine too.

Why does this card not work? Is there a solution to my problem?

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According to the owners manual the first few lines of the BIOS/System Setup section indicates that the amount of memory dedicated to the integrated graphics and the ability to enable or disable it are options in the BIOS.  The BOOT method is Legacy instead of UEFI, the BIOS has been reset, default options loaded, etc and no where are the specified options visible.  BIOS is version A7 which I believe was the version that it was shipped with and the latest.  This is not a huge issue, but the fact that the option is missing from BIOS and needlessly using a bit of RAM is enough to see if anybody is aware of an issue. 
I haven't contact support yet as I just got the box yesterday as a replacement machine at work.  I have already torn the thing apart looking for the old school jumper method of turning off the integrated graphics with no luck there either.

A:No way to disable integrated graphics on Vostro 270S when using PCIe addon card

Just a bit more information.  The add-on card is a NVidia NVS280 or NVS285 LP with pigtails to dual VGA.  With monitors hooked up to that card it has worked perfectly fine so far.  I haven't tried one monitor on the integrated card and the other on the card to verify both are still working, but the Intel integrated graphics still shows up in device manager and is using system memory.

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I have an older Vostro running latest Win 10, with a  0YJPT1 motherboard which has a PCI Express and I am trying to add a GTX 1060 graphics cards. Have updated BIOS, turned off Secure boot, enabled legacy mode and installed the drivers  but the graphics card won't work - no input is being sent to the monitor.
What else can I try? Or is the motherboard not able to support the graphics card.

A:Is GTX 1060 graphics card compatible with an older Vostro (motherboard 0YJPT1)

Most of these require a 6- or 8-pin direct connection to the power supply -- if yours does, how are you powering it (most power supplies in Inspiron/Vostro don't have the required connector)?

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Hi everyone....

Current PC specs listed above ..... to get it out of the way I am a gamer......

This upgrade is to allow me to play some of the newer games such as The Witcher and also to enable me to utilize DX10 when I eventually upgrade to Vista.

RAM.....this is what I have found...I do not overclock and I am very happy with the matched pair of Corasir XMS 512MB 5400C4 running at 533 that I currently have so I figured the safe bet is in just jumping to a matched pair of 1MB sticks of the same.....
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820145015

Graphics card.....

I do have a budget and from the reviews I have read this card should carry me through the gaming world for at least the next year (hopefully 2) I like eVGA and I have nothing but good things to say about the eVGA 6800GS that I am currently using.

But if anyone has some input as to problems with the card listed below or if you know of another card that will perform just as well (or better) for around the same price I would like to hear about it.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130317

Thanks in advance for any help.......
 

A:Time to upgrade.. input on these..graphics card / RAM upgrade choices??

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i've been playing world of warcraft for about a month now and i have it on the lowest possible settings and at800x600 resolution and i'm still getting like 20 fps i want to up the settings on the game to good instead of low and have about atleast 30 fps in raids with 25 other players and when i'm alone questing have like 50 to 60
OS Name Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium
Version 6.1.7601 Service Pack 1 Build 7601
System Manufacturer Hewlett-Packard
System Model p6754y
System Type x64-based PC
Processor AMD Athlon(tm) II X4 640 Processor, 3000 Mhz, 4 Core(s), 4 Logical Processor(s)
BIOS Version/Date American Megatrends Inc. 6.04, 9/7/2010
SMBIOS Version 2.6
Installed Physical Memory (RAM) 4.00 GB
Total Physical Memory 3.75 GB
Available Physical Memory 893 MB
Total Virtual Memory 7.50 GB
Available Virtual Memory 3.95 GB
I have a radeon hd 4200
so i want to upgrade it to be able to play with atleast 30 fps but i want to spend as little as i can 170 max for both and the less i spend the better if anyone can help would be great
 

A:Graphics card upgrade and power supply upgrade

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Hello, and thank you for checking out my post.  My apologies for writing a book, but I'm hoping to give as much detail as needed the first go round. I just received my custom-built T420s (4170-CTO) and have a couple technical questions/concerns about it.  The details of my configuration are located at the bottom of this post. First off, one of the deciding factors of my purchase was the discrete graphics card.  On the T420s I chose NVIDIA NVS 4200M Optimus Graphics 1GB, Intel Core i7-2620M Processor?.  I was thrilled to have more than 256 MB of dedicated graphics memory for my games.  Upon receiving my laptop, though, I ran the Windows Experience Index and saw that the lowest score was the graphics card, which is identified as Intel HD Graphics Family and has 64 MB of dedicated graphics memory.  After my heart started beating again I checked Device Manager and found under Display both Intel HD Graphics Family and NVIDIA NVS 4200M listed as working with up-to-date drivers.  When I configured the laptop online there was no mention of hybrid graphics, so I'm not sure why I have an Intel Graphics card on the machine.  My current laptop that I was looking to replace is a T61p with a NVIDIA Quadro FX 570M graphics card, and only that NVIDIA card is shown under Device Manager and in the Windows Experience / Performance Information.  Thinking that perhaps disabling the Intel card would cause the NVIDIA card to take over, I disa... Read more

A:T420s Nvidia Graphics Card & Express Card Question...

The T420s with Nvidia GPU has two graphics card that can switch on the fly, if you only want the discrete gpu, just go into your bios menu under graphics there is an option to select discrete.With the Nvidia Optimus (which is what you have), it can switch between Nvidia and Intel GPU depending on your application needs. This will allow you to conserve battery or power. Expresscard slot 34 mm slot is occupied by the card reader that you ordered. What you are talking about within the ram slot cover, is the mPCIe slot, which can be occupied by a mSATA drive. http://forum.lenovo.com/t5/T400-T500-and-newer-T-series/T420s-T400s-T410s-removal-of-4-in-1-SD-card-...

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Hi,
My system came with a R9 270 which I want to replace with a Sapphire Dual X R9 R280x.
That card needs a 6pin and an 8pin connection and the manufacturer's site say a 500W PSU is advised.
So, I'm concerned that I get a new PSU that fits my case, has the right connectors for all the 8700 components, and is say north of 600W.
Could anyone point me in the right direction.
My system info is......
Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-4790 CPU @ 3.60GHz, 3601 Mhz, 4 Core(s), 8 Logical Processor(s)
RAM 24GB
Thanks

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So I have a Sapphire Radeon R9 280x, and I just bought a MSI GeForce GTX 970. I also have a 500W CoolerMaster powersupply, would I need to upgrade this to 600-750W?

+note: I also bought two sticks of HyperX 16GB RAM and a Corsair H75 Hydro Series CPU Cooler.

A:Upgrade graphics card=upgrade powersupply?

Your 500 watt PSU meets the minimum requirement.... GeForce GTX 970 | Specifications | GeForce

So with that in mind....I'd say yes to a new PSU.

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Hi there.
Im new so be gentle.
Heres my specs:
abit A-N68SV
GeForce 7025
AMD Phenom X3 8450 2.1Ghz
250 Maxtor HD.

Ok now I'm not sure all that information is required for my actual question but here goes anyway:

I was wondering if the XFX nVidia 6800XT 256MB PCI-E card would be a decent enough upgrade?
The only reason I ask is because I'm on a tight budget and I've found this card on the net for under 40.
So was just wondering if this will be a decent enough upgrade to my current system?
Basically, if it can handle Battlefield 2 decently then I'll be happy.

Thanks in advance.
 

A:Graphics Upgrade Question

The general rule of thumb is any Dedicated graphics card is better than onboard. Your system specs are higher than the minimum required for battlefield 2, although your CPU is slightly under the recommended (at 2.4ghz). You havent listed your RAM memory but for BF2 min is 512mb, rec is 1gb. And yes the 6800xt will handle the game.
 

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currently i am running on a eMachines W3118 AMD Sempron 3100+ 1.8GHz / 1028MB DDR / 80GB+40GB HDD and onboard 6100 graphics.. what can this be upgraded to(cpu/graphics)?
it has one PCI - E slot and i have a 450W psu.. what can i do with this?
 

A:cpu + graphics upgrade question

Sell it if you can.

Problem with eMachines is that they are made as cheap as possible and hardware support is lacking. I don't know where you'd find a list of supported CPU's for an eMachines system. You may have some luck if you identified the motherboard used in the system and Google it. The PCI-Express slot should take any video card, although there may be a compatibility issue with some certain cards - again I doubt there's much documentation. One other thing to note is that some high end cards take up a lot of space and may not physically fit in the case.

Power supply does need to be replaced and your 450 watt should fit OK in the case and 450 watt is enough to support almost any video card provided it has enough amperage on the 12 volt rail, check the sticker on the side.
 

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Interesting article on "How To!"
How to Upgrade Your Graphics Card - PCWorld

A:How to upgrade your graphics card.

Good article The Howling Wolves, It explains nicely the requirements that need to be met when upgrading and also the installation process.

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Am looking to upgrade my graphics card - looking for good suggestions?

Am currently running:

Geil Black Dragon DDR2 4.0GB PC6400 Quad Channel Kit (4 x 1GB) 800MHz (4-4-4-12)
Intel CPU Core 2 Duo E8400 3.0GHz 1333FSB LGA775 6MB Cache
Asus P5N32-E SLI
NVIDIA GeForce 8500 GT (512 MB)
Sony DVD RW DRU-810A
Sony CD-RW CRX230EE
Hiper Type R 580W
View Sonic VX924
Thermaltake Damier V5000A Black Series

Cheers!
 

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After buying my Dell Dimension 3000, and trying to play "Black and White 2" i found that i cant play it because my graphics card doesnt have a pixel shader or something. Iv been looking into buying a new graphics card but i have no idea where to begin. Im not entirely sure but i think my computer doesnt have agp, is this a problem?. Is there a strong market for PCI graphics cards.I checked on dabs.comand found a few but i dont know where to look for the pixel shader requirments. If someone could point me in the direction to get the correct card for my system.
DAvid
 

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Ok, I have a Dell Dimension 2400 Desktop and need help choosing what to upgrade my graphics card to. I just want a cheap one, but one that's better than the 64 Mb one I currently have. All i need it for is to make my games run smoother and not crash so much. I don't have very much money so try to keep it cheap =)
Thanks in advance,
Tenko
 

A:Graphics Card Upgrade Help

Hello! Welcome to TechSpot!

Is this your machine?
click here Dell Demnsion 2400
What card do you have now?
What speed agp, 2x 4x 8x?
 

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Looking For a Graphics Card Upgrade Of My Old PC.
I don't know what type of port I have to do that.
Please look at those images and help me to identify.....


My black port can be seen in image two.
My System Specifications:
Intel Core 2 Duo E6300 1.86 GHz processor
DDR2 4GB RAM 536MHz
Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit and Windows 10 Pro 64 bit dual boot.
Nvidia GeForce 8400 GS 256 MB DDR2 VGA
Is the port shown in the image is a PCI-Express slot?
And what version is it?PCI-Express 1.0 or 2.0 or 3.0?PCI-Express 16 or 8?
I want to know about it because I think to upgrade to Nvidia GeForce 750 GTX 1GB Card.
Please help me to identify the port.
 

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