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Vostro 1400 graphics card gone wild! 8400m gs

Q: Vostro 1400 graphics card gone wild! 8400m gs

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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Preferred Solution: Vostro 1400 graphics card gone wild! 8400m gs

I recommend downloading and running DAP. It can help sort out any driver and firmware related issues on your system

It's worked out well for many of us in the past.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloaddap.org. (This link will open the download page of DAP so you can save a copy to your computer.)


So, I have upgraded my laptop from Vista-32bits to Windows 7-32bits. I often play games and once my graphics card failed and made my laptop restart. In my attempt to fix it I think I only made it worse by messing up in the device manager, it seems I deleted my graphics card to try and reinstall it. Now I don't seem to be able to re-add it to my device manager, I've tried to download the driver but it does't seem to work, I am now using the Standard VGA dislpay. I have a Sony Vaio VGN-NR21S. What can I do to get it back to work, is it a hardware problem or a driver problem? Thanks in advance.

A:Can't add my GeForce 8400M GT Graphics Card

You can download the driver from your products page...



The older Vista drivers should work, if not, try to run them in compatibility mode. Let us know how you get on.

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I just installed windows 7 professional last night and when trying to personalize my theme, i realized that i couldn't change window color. It only gave me the contrast themes unlike in vista where i could choose the color and it would still look like vista. I'm not sure if that last sentence made much sense, but i hope you get the idea. I can still use the desktop backgrounds and sounds, but not the aero window colors.

When I go to device manager, the only graphics adaptor it shows is the standard VGA. When I had Vista I didn't have any problem. But now that I have Windows 7, the OS won't detect the graphics card. Is it not compatible with Windows 7? I saw another post with a fix for the 8400M GT, and was wondering if maybe there was hope for me.

Thanks in advance for any advice

A:Windows 7 won't detect GeForce 8400M GS graphics card

Google/goto NVIDIA drivers downloads on Nvidia website, select your graphics card and 32/64 bit. It should give you the latest driver to download. (195.62)

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I successfully installed Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit by choosing custom install on my Sony Vaio VGN-NR21S. I didnt delete my Windows Vista Home Edition 32-bit recovery partition.

I am having difficulty in updating the graphics card which is a Nvidia Geforce 8400M GT. I downloaded a desktop 8400 driver from Nvidia site(UK) for me.

I then used the mobility modder tool for Nvidia and it modified the inf file. I then ran the Setup.exe from the Nvidia directory.

The problem is that i keep getting a message saying "The System has not been modified" after running the setup.exe

I then tried the notebook 8400M GT driver from Nvidia site(even though its not supported by Sony) That didnt work.

So i then tried using the Mobility modder on the notebook 8400M driver but the same problem occurs.

I am not confident in modifying the inf file outlined in the following:

LinkNVIDIA Driver - Convert from Desktop to Mobile (Laptop):

Here are my hardware ID's:


if possible could somebody create me an inf file please?

Thanks in advance,

A:Problem with updating Nvidia Geforce 8400M GT graphics card

This wasn't what you asked, but -

Can you install the Vista graphics driver?

I had to do something like that with my Compaq notebook (8200M graphics). Since doing that, I was able to get drivers from Windows Update or use the generic nVidia mobile drivers. I can't tell you whether it was necessary, but it may have helped.

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I want to put Windows 10 on my Vostro 1400, after I replace the hard drive I see Windows 10 disc on Amazon for $around $60. Is that a good idea? I also see XP Pro (Is that obsolete) for around $10. Everything I need seems to work with my current Vista OS, but the hardrive is bad so I wouldn’t mind a little upgrade, without spending much. It’s an old computer.

A:New OS for old Vostro 1400

Thank you for writing to us!
Firstly this system is no tested with windows 10, we would not suggest you to force upgrade the system as you will not have the appropriate drivers for the same which will give you more issues.
We would suggest you to the install the same Operating system as it has been working fine with the system configuration.
Kindly Private message the service tag and email address.

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Can you tell me that which Os is more stable on Vostro 1400 notebook.

A:Which one is best OS for Dell vostro 1400 ???

This usually ships with Vista basic - which is as much use as a chocolate teapot. You can upgrade to vista premium or bite the downgrade bullet and take it to an OS XP Home or PRo that is established with at least 3 service packs. You don't include any specs - so answers may be vague as a result. Give us PC info. and we may be ale to help.

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Hi i chose following customizable settings - Can u Comment and suggest !

It will be so nice off u if u contrast Specially on following things

-- Processor cache, RAM Size, maximum HDD Size, battery, wireless adapter type.


Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo Processor T5870
2.0GHz, 2MB Cache, 800 MHZ FSB

DOS Operating system ( NO CHOICE )

2GB (2 X 1024MB ) 667 MHZ Dual Channel DDR2 SDRAM

160 GB SATA Hard Drive

Internal 8x DVD+-/RW Combination with dual layerwrite capabilites

Intel(R) Integrated Graphics Media Accelerator X3100

Black LCD Cover with Camera

Dell(TM) Wireless 1395 802.11g 54Mbps Wireless Mini Card

Floppy Drive - NONE

1year next business day onsite service

1year complete cover

9-cell 85whr lithium Ion Primary Battery

No case

90W AC Adapter

Dell(TM) Premium Optical Mouse

A:DELL Vostro 1400 - Best BUY ?

All the above is meaningless until we know how you intend to use it.
Are you buying this from Best Buy?
What OS do you intend to install?
Why not buy direct from Dell?
What's the price?

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password dell vostro 1400



A:help dell vostro 1400

read the FAQs please: http://www.techspot.com/vb/topic90285.html

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My old Vostro 1400 display goes black shortly after startup.  External monitor works fine, and the image is visible on the screen if I shine a bright light on it.  So, I conclude that either the lamp driver or the bulb is bad, am going to try repairing but don't know where to get these parts.  Options for my computers tag don't show these parts.

A:Vostro 1400 Display Failure

You'd have to try EBay - - or replace both the screen and the inverter together, which is likely the best option.
There was once a time when replacing the bulb or inverter made economic sense because of the cost of LCD panels -- it no longer does.  You can easily replace the screen and inverter for well under $100.

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I have a Vostro 1400 which runs with Vista Business.

It has stopped working properly all of a sudden. It starts up ok, I enter my password ok and it goes onto my desktop ok. But when I click on anything, whether it be an icon or the Start menu, it just freezes.

It's working fine in Safe mode. I've tried System Restore and CCleaner.

I have a feeling it might be when I tried to plug in a camera into the USB when it was shutting down (I didn't know it was shutting down). It might not be that, but that's when it started.

Help anyone???


A:Help with freezes on Dell Vostro 1400

The hard drive may have bad sectors. It is going to be hard to check it using Checkdisk, because you can't get to where the check is. Are there any drive utilities available in the bios or right before boot up?

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Hello all, it is with great sadness that I compose this post from my mother's computer. My beloved Dell Vostro 1400 is maybe dying on me. Even after i shut it off and turn it back on I just get these lines. I've attached pictures below. The computer is about two and a half years old. I'm afraid that it's overheated and maybe something got fried.

Any help will be greatly appreciated! Thanks, David.

Vostro 1400 --
-- Intel? Core蒂 2 Duo T8100 (2.1GHz/800Mhz FSB/3MB cache)
-- [223-5514]
-- LCD Panel --
-- 14.1 inch Wide Screen XGA LCD Anti-Glare Display
-- [320-5564]
-- Memory --
-- 4GB
-- [311-7285]
-- Video Cards --
-- 128MB NVIDIA? GeForce蒂 8400M GS
-- [320-5563]
-- Hard Drive --
-- 250GB 5400RPM Hard Drive
-- [341-5536]

WELL...I CAN'T UPLOAD Here is the link...
Picasa Web Albums - David - junk

A:Vostro 1400 showing only lines

Most likely it's a video card problem, although it could be the cable to your monitor or the monitor itself.
Check to be sure that the fans are working and that there's not dirt/dust stuck inside (use canned air to blow it out - DO NOT use a vacuum or an air compressor, it'll cause damage)

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Where can I get Vostro 1400 Audio Driver for Windows 7 32 bit.

A:Vostro 1400 audio driver for windows 7

Try installing the Sigmatel HD audio driver. There is not one for Windows 7 so you must use the Vista version and install using Vista compatibility mode.
Download the driver package using the browser, not Dell Download Manager. Extract the files (unzip or unpack) but cancel the installation process. Go to the hard drive to c:\Dell\Drivers\R171786   (This is the folder that is created when you unpack the download. It contains the driver files.)Right click on setup.exe and select Properties. Find the compatibility tab to select Vista.

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I just installed a fresh copy of Windows 10 Pro on my Dell Vostro 1400 laptop. Everything works fine except I can't hear any audio from my speakers. When I plug in the earphones then audio works fine. 
I previously had Windows 8.1 and the speakers worked flawlessly there. Now when I tried to install the http://www.dell.com/support/home/us/en/19/Drivers/DriversDetails?driverId=NN9X1&fileId=3327213123&osCode=WW1&productCode=vostro-1400&languageCode=EN&categoryId=AU it threw an " Error: ExitError:Error=Device Object not present ". I tried uninstalling the current drivers, then reinstalling them but that didnt work. I think if I could get the Sigmatel audio drivers installed then my audio would be back but I wasn't able to fix this error.
If anyone has any ideas how to fix this I would really appreciate it!

A:No Audio Dell Vostro 1400 - Windows 10.

Sorry for late reply -- must have overlooked your post.
MrAudioProblemtried to install the http://www.dell.com/support/home/us/en/19/Drivers/DriversDetails?driverId=NN9X1&fileId=3327213123&osCode=WW1&productCode=vostro-1400&languageCode=EN&categoryId=AU 
That's an XP driver. Win10 is supposed to work with Win7 and 8.1 drivers, so Win10 might not be a good fit with the Vostro 1400. Try the Vista version, Sigmatel R171786. Download the driver package and extract the files (unzip or unpack and make a note of the name of the folder that is created) but cancel the installation process. Go to the folder on the hard drive to which you unpacked the driver files which should bec:\Dell\Drivers\R171786
Find the setup.exe file and right click on it. Select the Properties. Find the compatibility tab and select Vista.
If still no luck then I would advise you to revert to Win8.1.

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I have a Dell vostro 1400 laptop. I am running Windows Vista.

When I plug my power adapter into my computer, I get the error message:

The AC power adapter type cannot be determined. Your system will operate slower and the battery will not charge. Please connect a Dell 65W AC adapter or higher for best system operation.

I am using the adapter that came with the laptop when I purchased it about 15 months ago. The laptop still runs off of the charger and so it functions when it is plugged in, but the battery itself is dead. My battery health is good and nothing is broken off of my charger. Please help me!

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I'm in the process of replacing the screen on my old Dell Vostro 1400. However, as I would like to buy it used (for obvious reasons) it's hard to find the exact part number I want at the right price so I was wondering which part numbers would be a good replacement the part number on my current screen is LTN141W1-L09 (Dell Part Number: 0DM110). Firstly, I was wondering what the part after the hyphen meant in the model Number. Also, can I replace this screen with one with a lower resolution or different aspect ratio?

I've also noticed that latitude D600 series shares a lot of hardware with the Vostro 1400 would any screen from there be compatible?

Thanks for reading

A:Replacing Screen On Dell Vostro 1400

I would think that when you replace a screen it should be the exact same one as the original. you might find what you need on ebay as im sure someone might be selling one for parts or repair only.ive never replaced screens yet in my laptops because by the time they have gone bad it was more to fix it than the computer was worth.you might also check with a computer repair place they might have what you are looking for or tell you where to find the correct screen for that model.

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i upgraded my vostro 1400 and now the video driver cant be found

A:Vostro 1400 with Win 7 64 bit video driver needed

When you say you "upgraded" your Vostro 1400, what upgrade did you perform?  If you replaced the GPU (assuming it's removable in that system) or replaced the motherboard with a version that has a different GPU built in (assuming that system was available with more than one GPU configuration), you'd need to download and install the correct drivers for your new hardware. You can find them at support.dell.com, although I would manually select your system model rather than entering your Service Tag.

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Hello guys & girls,

I'm unable to get the in-built bluetooth function working on Dell Vostro 1400 laptop. I have perused Dell forums to no avail. I have downloaded the machines bluetooth driver & have located a couple of patches via said forum but all to no avail.

I've uninstalled & re-installed the Widdcomm software too even via a direct route by drilling down to the folders in the OS in my case it's C:\dell\drivers\R140135\3100_216\Win32 & have even tried utulising the laptop's drivers cd to load bluetooth from that. Again no luck.

Anyway thanks for looking in & if there are some Dell engineers taking a look here then I appreciate any help you may have also.

Thanks in advance

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How do you start up a recovery partition on a dell vostro
i tried:

alt + f4 , f4 , ctrl + f4 , f10...i cant find any info...

i saw repair my installation in a menu...when i didnt need to do this...now i do...
i had the same problem with a newer dell earlier today...

is the partition having a problem that it cant start..and no option is available

any help please

A:dell vostro 1400 recovery partition...actually all new dells

On my dell a little over a year old is as follows
hit power start tapping the f8 key light and fast
A menu will appear
select repair my computer
select dell factory image

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I have had a Vostro 1400 with a C2D cpu for about 1.75 years now and just today I started to get a high pitched whine from the back left (right where the fan is).

I've tried using compressed air to clear out the fan, no luck. The Whine is from the back left right at the air vent. (Vostro 1400)

I disabled popup and popdown, disabled c4, tried HLT.. no luck anywhere. Whine is not just in Windows, as soon as cpu starts the Whine starts. Thoughts?

Vistra froze thanks to RMclock, but when I restarted I noticed the Whine did not begin until I chose Boot Windows Normally, b4 that nothing.. Whine was almost immediate after

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I am trying to restore the laptop to factory settings....
I tried Ctrl + F11 with no results.
I tried F8 and DID NOT see "repair my computer" option ?
Thanks for your time

A:Restore dell vostro 1400 to factory settings

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Hi All,
I am brand new at your forum, and I would lie to share with you with my poor experience. Now I am having 2 Dell notebook, having the same problem, I took to all technician around and no luck to solve the issue.
The problem is when you switch on the power it does`t work, it just give red flash and then dead.
The model as stated on the topic above is Dell Latitude D610 and Dell Vostro 1400. Any one can help me out to solve the issue.

Pls Help to solve it!!!

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I've been working on attempting to fix my girlfriends Dell Vostro 1400 notebook and I've been running into too many brick walls.

First off, the computers specs:
Core 2 Duo T5470 (1.6Ghz, 2MB L2 Cache, 800MHz FSB)
1GB DDR2 667Mhz
128MB Nvidia Geforce 8400GS
120GB 5400RPM SATA
Genuine Windows Vista Home Basic
8x CD/DVD Burner w/ double layer DVD+ write capability
85 WHr 9-cell Lithium Ion Primary Battery

When I got the laptop from her I booted it up and there was no video, just a blank screen. It indicates HDD activity but nothing displayed. I then tested out the PSA boot method through the beep sequences. It came up with an optical drive error, which I can really doubt. I've unmounted the optical drive and thoroughly inspected it, but I couldn't imagine it being the problem here.

I then hooked it up through my PC external monitor, and got some video out of it. It goes through the boot start up and then hangs for a good 3-5 minutes before displaying an error message that reads:

***Hardware Malfunction
Call Your Hardware Vendor For Support
NMI: Parity Check / Memory Parity Error
***The System Has Halted***

I reboot and attempt to enter any of the start up options but none seem to be operational. It takes about 5 minutes to enter BIOS setup and as soon as it loads it just display nonsensical coding. The same goes for the other boot options, though some are slightly different in appearances. I've attempted a full power drain on the laptop which didn&#... Read more

A:Solved: No display on bootup (Dell Vostro 1400 notebook)

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Dear Tech Guys,

I'm admittedly not great with computers but I'm trying to learn, so here we go:

I'm having trouble connecting to the wireless network in my new home using Windows Vista on a Dell Vostro 1400. Confounding factors:

1) My roommates are connecting without any problems
2) The computer will connect occasionally, but just as frequently disconnects so I'm using internet through the wireless in frustrating 5 minute intervals and I never know when it will decide to shut off or on again. It is incredibly spotty.

My boyfriend tried to fix it a few days ago and I'm not sure what he did or if it affected anything, but for the past few days the wireless hasn't connected at all, even for a few minutes like it was before.

3) The network sharing center shows me as being connected and getting great signal but it's clearly not. I tried all of the options it has given me---resetting network adapters, restarting the computer on multiple occasions, but it still gives the same feedback that "there is still a problem" basically.

I tried walking through some of this:
and from what I can tell, everything LOOKS fine. In the past I have connected to other wireless networks without issue, though things on my computer may have changed since then...but I doubt it.
I'm not sure what to do, I have scoured the internet but to no avail. Can anyone h... Read more

A:Wireless connectivity problems: Windows Vista on a Dell vostro 1400

We need to have information please.

- Make and Exact model of Router, Modem or router/modem combination
- can you connect using a cable rather than wireless to the router - just to see if that works OK
- The other machines working without any issues - correct
- Do you have a Firewall - if so it may be blocking access - what firewall / security program do you have ?
- If using wireless, do you have Encryption - if so, Remove any wireless encryption from the router, and try to connect - post back results
- Most laptops have a wireless switch - some a physical switch other use a combination of the FN key + one of the F key to toggle on/off - make sure this is on

Please post back the results from below - you may need to copy into notepad and save on your PC and then copy to a working PC to post here

{Device Manager}
Post back the results in device manager
Start > control Panel {Vista set to classic view}> system > {Vista, device manager on left hand side} {XP hardware Tab, device manager button} >
windows 7
start > control panel> System and Security> Device Manager

network adaptors, click on the + > post back the devices listed there
are there any ! ? or X
{ipconfig /all}
We would like to see the results from ipconfig /all post back the results here
-> Start
-> (XP - enter the following in the RUN box)
cmd /k ipconfig /all
-> (Vista or Windows 7 - enter the following i... Read more

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Small annoyance -

As the title says, I have Dell Vostro 1400 w/Vista Business. Using just the laptop monitor. I set the video resolution (as it was when it arrived) at 1200 x 800. Now, it changes to 1024 x 800 when the computer is put to sleep and the awakes. I can set it back to 1200 x 800 and it works fine. Anyone have any ideas? It is small so it drives me a little nuts.

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My 4 year old Dell vostro 1400, a carryover from my son's college days, has stopped reading and writing DVDs, though it reads and writes the CDs perfectly.

I replaced the DVD drive with a new Optiarc internal DVD writer. This new Optiarc has worked for about six months and then again same problem not reading and writing DVDs only.

Is the problem with the DVD writer or with the laptop? I am apprehensive to replace the DVD writer again.

By the way the OS is Windows XP professional.

A:Dell Vostro 1400 laptop internal DVD writer not reading/writing DVDs..

Normally it can be attributed to the laser burning out. The drive uses a different wavelength to do CDs than DVDs. They often don't burn out like a light bulb but just can't do the higher wavelengths.

Optical drives are notorious for sudden failure. On a desktop it's no big deal - a $20 repair. But a laptop is expensive to do replacements on. I'd be bumming too.

Curious (dealing with a similar issue with a laptop here):
When you go into Device Manager and check the properties of that Optiarc drive, is the name 'garbled'?

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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

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.

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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.
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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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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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
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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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,

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

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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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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 a Vostro 460 MT from Dell.
The Specs:
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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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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The game loads fine until i begin playing, and the graphics are completely messed up. Picture attached below in thumbnails

I can still move around in the game but cannot play it as you can see.
What happened first was I had an issue with direct x 9.0. I would play the game and it would crash within couple hours of playing and it would give me this error "Directx Has Encountered an Unrecoverable Error" which i already know I have the most recent update for that. Checked my DirectX files; No problems found there and i have the most recent DirectX update. Checked my Graphics Card to see if it needed to be updated. Looked as though it did so I updated it to the most recent update for the Geforce 8400M GS: Verde Driver v266.58. After that I had no more crashes and no more Directx errors but, I started having the graphical issue problems in the picture. I have also made sure I have my settings set to the lowest settings in gameplay because my video card is not that impressive. It's beyond me at this point what to do, I have uninstalled all my graphic drivers and re-installed them again to still come to this problem. I bought the Modern Warfare 2 game from steam, and I know all my specs meet minimum required specs besides my CPU speed, but i still don't see why I shouldn't be able to play the game. I will post more information on here including the DxDiag Report.

A:Modern Warfare 2 Nvidia Geforce 8400M GS - Graphics Messed Up?

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My notebook is Sony Vaio(Model: VGN-FZ21E) with following specs:

Intel? Core?2 Duo T7250 2.0GHz
15.4" WXGA 1280x800 X-black LCD,
nVidia GeForce 8400M GT GPU
Windows 7 professional

I have just downloaded the right driver for my graphic card from nvidia website. When I tried to install, this message appear:

"The NVIDIA Setup program could not locate any drivers that are compatible with your current hardware. Setup will now exit"

I am really appreciate if someone is looking forward to solve this. thanx in advanced

A:Graphic card driver for geforce 8400M GT GPU

Download Driver sweeper:


Make sure you uninstall the old drivers first from Programs and Features.

In fact, look at Device Manager and let me know what it says under Display Adapter.

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I have a vaio vgx-tp25e/b HTPC. I upgraded from 32 bit Vista premium to 64 Bit Win 7 ultimate. I installed Nvidia driver version 190.40 from laptopvideo2go.com, and this is the latest driver for my card when I go a search on laptopvideo2go site using my graphics card hardware ID. The nvidia control panel says that my system is HDCP-capable but when I play bluray using powerdvd 9 (trial), the player displays this message:

"Playback stopped because your graphics card driver is incompatible."

I also have Windvd pro 2010 is crashing when I play bluray and it is an activated version. I can read the bluray disc from explorer so I don't think it is a bluray driver issue. Anyone else have had this problem and know the fix? I think it's with the HDCP requirement becuase when I run the cyberlink BD advisor it says that my graphics driver is NOT HDCP capable but NVIDIA control panels states the opposite. Thanks for the help in advance!

A:Gefore 8400M GT card and Bluray not playing


Follow this link -

NVIDIA Driver - Convert from Desktop to Mobile (Laptop)

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Hello guyzz
i have Vaio VGN FZ190.
former os : Vista ultimate 32bit
i am having issue with graphics card( see attached pics for graphics card details)

1) originally my laptop is with FULLHD 1080 support, but when i play fullhd 1080 video screen lags and then graphic card stops working.

2) also can't play games on high graphics mode even though it fulfills the requirements. even played few old games like grid 2.. which was used work properly on vista, now it lags.

3) after changing monitor's screen refresh rate from 59 to 60. it automatically again change it to 59...

right now i have install original vista driver by changing compatibility settings. sony has not update the driver for Windows 7.


A:Graphic card 8400m gt issue on Vaio FZ190

Hi chirag11, welcome to the forums , Have a look at this thread NVIDA Driver Install - Start To Finish... If you have overlooked anything in the istallation process this will help you , there are also additional links in the thread for you to follow up on

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I've been running Windows 7 after upgrading from Vista for a couple of months without any problems. The compatibility program keeps giving me the all clear, but for the past week my graphics card has been spontaneously crashing when I go to play Minecraft and Bejeweled 3. The first two times it recovered and I couldn't seem to track down an error report to find out why; tonight when I opened up Bejeweled I had to manually shut the laptop down as the screen glitched and froze (the image started to break up into bars and then locked completely). It's now crashed twice in one night on games I seemed to be able to run previously without much issue (well, minecraft is its own monster, but Bejeweled has never done this to me before! ). I've been surfing the forums and it looks like there have been very similar issues with the card and Windows 7, but all the related posts are well over a year old and don't quite seem to match up. I'm creating a backup and am prepared to try and update the driver as one old thread suggested, but I wanted to get some current feedback first.

I am running Windows 7 32 bit home premium on a Dell Inspiron 1420 notebook; a Core2 Duo 1.80GHz processor; 2GM memory; (A10?) BIOS; INVIDIA GeForce 8400m GS driver version

- If anyone has recently had this model of card crash on them, did a driver update fix the problem? (I ask because a similar old thread said the update seemed to make it worse, but that user was having some other symptoms ... Read more

A:INVIDIA GeForce 8400M GS card crashing, some Qs b4 I update driver?

While a driver update might work, I don't think this is the real cause of the problem...it sounds like a hardware failure to me, most likely due to overheating. Does the card have a fan, if so, can you open up your machine and check that the fan is still running?

Doh, just noticed it's a laptop (mobile chipset). You could use monitoring tools such as SpeedFan or one of my favorite Windows sidebar gadgets called GPU Observer to check the temperature.

Anyway, the driver you're looking at is the correct one and it's not a bad idea to update - just be on the safe side and make a backup or restore point first.

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When Nvidia launched the GeForce GTX 900 series of graphics cards last year, the company decided not to bundle a free game with each purchase of a flagship GPU. But with the impending launch of a GameWorks-enhanced, resource-intensive title, Nvidia have...

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A:Nvidia bundles The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt with new graphics cards

Think as a recent gtx970 purchaser I should be able to get the voucher to. stupid 3.5gb of lamemory

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I am trying to use an if statement on a cell that needs to total one way if the invoice # ends in .1 and another way if it ends in .2

1466.1 needs to be totalled in one column
1467.2 needs to be totalled in another

When I use the if statement, I tried to use *.1 or ?.1, but didn't have any luck. Any suggestions?

A:excel wild card

Try these cdevaro.

1466.1 and 1467.2 are in Column A

Column B formula:


Column C formula:


Can't use * in formulas except as multiplication operands.
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I have the following code. The issue is that the * is an actual character in the field. How do I tell Access to look for that and not think it's a wild card?

ComponentRevision: IIf([BomMaterial]![ComponentRevision]="*",[BomMaterial]![ComponentRevision],[ComponentRev1]![CurrentRevision])

A:Access the use of * as not a wild card

I believe you precede it with a backslash:

ComponentRevision: IIf([BomMaterial]![ComponentRevision]="\*" ,[BomMaterial]![ComponentRevision],[ComponentRev1]![CurrentRevision])

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