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Vostro 270MT, advice please re graphics upgrade

Q: Vostro 270MT, advice please re graphics upgrade

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 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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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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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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Okay here's the situation.

Currently I'm running a Dell Dimension 4700, specs are:

3GHz P4 800Mhz
4x256 DDR2 400MHz
Maxtor 250G SATA
ATI x300

All on a 305W PSU.

I want to upgrade to an X1950 Pro (http://www.trustedreviews.com/article.aspx?page=8515&head=0), do you think I should upgrade the PSU too?

The eXtreme Power Supply Calc came out with 275W (that's with 100% CPU Utilization). at 85% it's 261W.

What do people reckon, can I get away with not upgrading it? I won't be overclocking if anyone was wondering.

Cheers for your help.

A:Graphics Upgrade/PSU Advice Required

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Hey for the past year i have been playin a MMORPG called World of warcraft. But recently as i have been wanting to do more and more in the game i have been finding that my current Graphics card Geforce4mx 440 just isnt up to it.
So i am looking for a new graphics card to boost the performance idealy I'd like to start again with a new pc but currently only really have enough money for new graphics card.

Im a complete noob when it comes to computer specs so bare with me lol.
Computer is an emachines 570.
2Ghz Intel Celeron processor
768mb ddr ram

thats all i can find out by myself lol any help would be greatly appraciated

A:Looking to upgrade my graphics card would like some advice :)

Can anyone please help??

Have alos just found some more specs

motherboard manufacturer: Trigem computers, inc

CPU Properties
CPU Type Intel Celeron 4A, 2000 MHz (5 x 400)
CPU Alias Northwood-128
CPU Stepping C1
Original Clock 2000 MHz
L1 Trace Cache 12K Instructions
L1 Data Cache 8 KB
L2 Cache 128 KB (On-Die, ATC, Full-Speed)

CPU Physical Info
Package Type 478 Pin uPGA
Package Size 3.50 cm x 3.50 cm
Transistors 55 million
Process Technology 6M, 0.13 um, CMOS, Cu, Low-K
Die Size 131 mm2
Core Voltage 1.475 - 1.55 V
I/O Voltage 1.475 - 1.55 V
Typical Power 38.7 - 81.9 W (depending on clock speed)
Maximum Power 49 - 100 W (depending on clock speed)

CPU Manufacturer
Company Name Intel Corporation
Product Information http://www.intel.com/products/browse/processor.htm

CPU Utilization
CPU #1 6 %

Motherboard Properties
Motherboard ID 31861.EM.0000.D.0209121254
Motherboard Name Unknown

Front Side Bus Properties
Bus Type Intel NetBurst
Bus Width 64-bit
Real Clock 100 MHz (QDR)
Effective Clock 400 MHz
Bandwidth 3200 MB/s

Memory Bus Properties
Bus Width 64-bit
Real Clock 133 MHz (DDR)
Effective Clock 267 MHz
Bandwidth 2133 MB/s

Chipset Bus Properties
Bus Type Intel Hub Interface
Bus Width 8-bit
Real Clock 67 MHz (QDR)
Effective Clock 267 MHz
Bandwidth 267 MB/s

Chipset Properties
Motherboard Chipset Intel Brookdale-G i845G
In-Order Queue Depth 12
CAS Latency 2T
RAS To CAS Delay ... Read more

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I am from South Africa and would like to upgrade my graphics card. Which appears not to be that straight forward from reading your threads. The Geforce 9600 gt or Radeon HD 3870 are in my price range, but I am not too sure how upgradeable my PC is.

I have a Fujitsu Siemens

Motherboard: MicroATX - MS-7293; 1066 FSB; LGA 775

CPU: Conroe E6300 core 2 duo 1.86g

Power supply: ATX1 24 pin 350 watt but looking to upgrade to a CoolerMaster 550watt which has a 6 pin connector for the graphics card

Gaphics interface: PCI-E x16 (1 slot therefore no SLi)


I would appreciate any advice or suggestions

A:Advice on graphics cards upgrade

hi chal.
get a 3870 and a new psu,
will keep you going for entire 2008

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I am looking at upgrading my GPU, from the Integrated Intel HD Graphics. The reason for the upgrade is to hopefully increase gaming FPS, as I currently only get 10-15 FPS on most games, with the lowest visual settings enabled. I am not going for top of the range. I really want to be at around 30 - 40 FPS on a medium visual setting. The PC is as follows: Manufacturer:  HP Model: p6760uk Processor: Intel Core i3 CPU    550 @ 3.20Ghz RAM: 4GB Operating System: Windows 7, 64-bit Motherboard: ms-7613 (iona-gl8e) Power Supply: 300W  The Graphics Card I have in mind is as follows: EVGA NVIDIA GT 730 Graphics Card (5000MHz, 1GB, 64 Bit, GDDR5, HDMI, VGA, DVI-D, PCI-E) This is on Amazon for just under 60, so it's low budget, not too out-of-date, and shouldn't cause any problems powering it with the 300W, correct? The Motherboard has a PCI-E slot, I've never installed a new card before, so does it just clip into the Motherboard and recieve power from there, or is there anything else I should know about it? Will it give me the gaming boost I'm looking for? I understand some games are mainly affected by CPU, others by GPU.  Am I correct in saying that RAM only matters if I want to do multiple things at once, like play the game, stream it, watch videos at the same time? I would only have the game open. Is there anything else I should know? or any reason this card would not be co... Read more

A:Graphics Card Upgrade Advice

Greetings, Nvidia 700 series graphics cards require UEFI BIOS. You should look at Nvidia's 600 series cards. Check power supply requirements. 300 W power supply may not be sufficient, even using an Nvidia 600 series card. Check card length as well as single slot vs double slot requirements. Check PC dimensions to verify the card will fit in the tower. The 640 does not require additional 12V connections. Cheers!

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I'm on the brink of buying a new gpu, been playing Assassin's creed 4 with my HD4870 and its chewing it apart, low fps etc, strangely though every other AC I played as well as other games like crysis 2 played at high settings on my ati.

Anyways to my questions, I don't want to spend loads, so I've found a GTX 580 new for ?120, but haven't' purchased it yet though. And there's also ebay...but used 580's don't go for much cheaper there.

Q1 - This 580 is a stock model, how does it compare to the oc versions? Am I right to believe that the oc'd versions will only give me a few extra fps and probably not worth it for the extra price I'll pay. And surely I can oc myself If I even need to?

Q2 - GTX 580 is an older card, albeit still powerful, it compares roughly to a new GTX 760 (various benchmarking sites) A GTX 760 is ?180 at cheapest, is spending an extra ?60 gonna give me any advantages over a 580? i.e. better and more updated support....future proofing?

Also I should note that I am an architecture student and do a lot of 3d modelling/graphics/presentation/animation on 3ds MAX/Rhino/Sketchup/photoshop and I've heard the GTX 580's architecture perform better for this kind of stuff compared to the new 600 and 700 models. (I know about quadros too, but I'm not spending that much lol)

Also this is why I'm going Nvidia this time, they have better support for 3ds max as I have been told, but correct me if I am wrong

current specs
i7 920 OC 3.4ghz
ati HD 4870 1gb
PSU Corsair 650... Read more

A:Some advice with new Graphics card upgrade?

You'll get a lot of opinions and facts with your question, so here are mine. A GTX 580 is a very capable card, but is also several generations old. A 700's version is newer and will be supported longer than the 500 cards. Just that part is worth a few extra pounds to me. As far as the modeling part, I know nothing about it. Also to consider is that Nvidia is 'supposed' to come out with the new 800 cards in the next couple of months. If you can wait, I would wait and see what they have to offer. Also, whatever you decide, be sure and check the PSU requirements and make sure you have ample PSU support. I recommend staying about 30-50% higher than their minimum recomendations. That will allow the PSU to run cooler, last longer and allow for future upgrades. And always buy a quality brand. Never try to save money on a PSU. Stay with Seasonic, Corsair, Antec or XFX. Modular if your budget allows.

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windows xp professional 5.01.2600 service pack 2
motherboard ? unspecified k8upgrade-nf3
chipset nvidia nforce3 250
amd semperon [email protected] mhz
512mb (1x512 ddr-sdram)
nvidia corp geforce fx 5200 [nv34.3]
maxtor 82gb
I'd like help finding out wether my graphics card is agp or pci so i can upgrade.
hopefully there is enough information for you above.
any help would be very much apprieciated.

A:Need advice on graphics card upgrade

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My present system:
Mobo -- Biostar U8668-D (latest AGP drivers)
G-face -- AGP 4X/8X
Memory -- 512 :-(
CPU -- Intel Celeron :-(
CPU Speed -- 2.70GHz
PS -- Thermaltake, 430 Watts, 18 Amps.
Vid Card -- ATI Radeon 9200SE :-(

I plan to eventually upgrade my CPU to a Pentium 4 and jack up my RAM to at least a gig, but meanwhile can I upgrade my vid card to an XFX GeForce 7600GT AGP while my lowly Celeron is still in residence? The GT's price is down to $110, but I don't want to humiliate my geriatric CPU.

Thanks for your sagacity!

A:Graphics Card Upgrade Advice, Please

Celerons aren't that bad. Gat the card you want and enjoy it. You won't be humiliating anyone. Get the best deal you can on your video card. Remember though: if you plan on a big time upgrade (meaning that you are going to make some BIG steps) you may want to start with a motherboard that can use some of the newer and much better components. I would take a look at an EVGA 650i mobo. There are so many things you can add..(one by one), this would have you on your way to the building of a more modern and great machine! I suggest that you look at Intel CPU'S that are "last year's" because you can get a fast dual or quad core processor (overclockable with that 650i motherboard) and then really get right with a graphics card. Maybe one of EVGA (lifetime warranty) grahics processors like a 7900 or a 7950. Memory is going down in price with everything else: look at 2 or 4 gigs of 800mhz... (DDR2). Eventualy get yourself a SATA hardisk. I would hate to see you get stuck in that world of "agp slots" and stuff that's just getting left behind, not competitive, not gameable, etc. Look ahead to speed and clarirty! You won't be sorry. Good Luck.

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Here's my current specs:
AMD Athlon 64 X2 5400+ @ 2.8Ghz
WinFast 6150M2MA (Socket AM2 )
3.00 GB Single-Channel DDR2
ATI Radeon HD 5450
156GB ExcelStor HDD
330W Seasonic PSU
Raidmax Sagitta case

Would a new AT Radeon HD 6870 work in this computer at the moment? I was wondering if I had the correct connections really since the computer is quite old, still using IDE connections.

A:Computer upgrade advice for new graphics card

I'm sure you would need a much larger PSU to run that card, here's the specs.

AMD Radeon

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mainboard is a P5Q-PRO from Asus. Also, 2*3.0 ghz duo core intels, 8gb ddr2 800mhz ram, 530w pwr supply and radeon hd 4850 gfx card.
I need to replace graphics card on my machine as it overheats and is quite crap for games. It is quite an old system, however works quite well as a work PC and occasional streaming and light gaming.
So, any recommendations?


-if I buy a gfx card that has gddr5, will that work OK on my machine?
-would it be wise to buy a high end gfx card for my machine, like a gtx 960?
-do high end gfx cards suck out more power and mainboard ram?

Although, I don't think I really need a high end one, mid range would do. As my system is circa 6 years old and potentially it could all fall apart soon!


A:graphics card advice - upgrade old machine

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I need to upgrade my Video card... I am currently running a GeForce 4MX AGP8X. My IBM A50p desktop has a 230W power supply. My monitor is a Dell 2005 FPW 2005FPW 20.1 inch LCD. I am thinking about something like a ATI Radeon 9550. Will my current power supply handle this? I am not a heavy Gamer but want to run Madden NFL and Tiger Woods PGA.

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I am considering upgrading my mom's older XP system to Windows 7. Here's what it is:

ASRock P4i65G motherboard http://www.asrock.com/mb/overview.asp?model=p4i65g

Pentium 4 3.00 GHz
1.49 GB RAM
Samsung B2030 20" LCD Monitor

The only problem I foresee with this upgrade is with the video. The onboard video on this motherboard does not jive with aero. I want to spend as little money as necessary to make this system aero compatible. I know very little about graphics cards. I've got one AGP slot and 3 PCI slots.

Could someone please recommend to me an inexpensive graphics card that will handle aero graphics without a struggle?

Also, if you think for any reason that I should stick with XP considering these specs (will 7 be sluggish on this system?) - let me know.

Thank you.

A:Graphics Card Advice for Windows 7 Upgrade

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Would anyone know if there are any graphics cards I can upgrade my two AMD Radeon HD 600M Series cards in my M18X laptop?

A:looking for advice on alienware m18x graphics card upgrade

Some information here on what users have found.

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I'm not an expert on computer tech really so I'm stuck in a bit of a dialema, I read through the thread started by vnf4ultra about gaming with PCI not PCI-e, and it gave me a little bit more insight into the issue that an upgrade will help instead of abuse about having conventional PCI, but I still have a few questions that need answers.

Well, basically I'm an under-privileged gamer, stuck to a very low budget, and stuck with a Dell Dimension 2400. I recently upgraded it to 2GB's of ram and acquired a 500GB external harddrive just to clear up the internal harddrive. But my main issue is I badly need to upgrade my graphics card, I'm still using the In-built chipset, The Intel "extreme" and its horrible! But I've only come across the funds to upgrade lately. Its been a tight year and I just don't have the funds to upgraded to a better system or to build from a naked motherboard.

I have my eye on 2 cards, and I've only got a limited selection due to the obsolite PCI slots that I have. But my concern is, what effect would a 64-bit in comparison to a 128-bit card have? And compatibility factor between a 128MB card and 256MB card? The AXLE nVidia Geforce 5500 FX 256MB is no.1 at the moment, no.2 would be the Geforce 6200, but any of them I've seen are a different sort of PCI . Are they compatible? (Amazon is only for reference, any better deals, please link), My computer is at the moment just barely able to cut my audio... Read more

A:Advice on limited graphics card upgrade possibilities

Your first limitation is the power supply, which on most Dell Dimension 2400's is about 240 watts.... certainly no more than 300 watts... then your video graphics card must be a PCI card... and there are not many cards that will work very well in that system.
So you need a PCI video graphics card, and a power supply that can handle it.. I would get the 256 GB video graphics card... The 2400 cannot handle anything larger... but a 128 GB card would be more likely to work with your power supply, whereas the 256 might overload the system.
If it were my system, I would start a savings program, and get a better computer for gaming... rather than trying to make the 2400 work.
The Dell Dimension 2400 is a good computer with few failures... But, it is a basic budget low end computer, and it is already at least three or four years old... some components may be close to an upgrade anyway.

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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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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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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.
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'm from Vietnam. I can't install driver Intel HD Graphics 3000 for my computer. This is a laptop Dell Vostro 3450 Core i5, Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit.
When I install driver Intel HD Graphics 3000 for VGA Onboard (include: R304300, R294607, R294609, R302025) then I receive an error message:
"This computer does not meet the minimum requirements for installing the software"
Help me, please. Thanks.
Name: Nguyen Quoc Vuong
Mail: [email protected]

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Hi there,
this is pretty much my first time to post on any forum so dont expect it to be a perfect post.
The story is, i aquired a dell vostro 1500, and the only graphics device in it is Mobile Intel(R) 965 Express Chipset Family...
I was just wondering, since id like to be able to play games above 40 fps on lowest graphics, is it possible to put anything dedicated into it? and how easy/costly/etc is it?

cheers in advance.

A:Dell Vostro 1500, Graphics upgradable?

VGA components on laptop are almost never upgradeable I'm afraid. There's very little you can other than lowering the games' resolutions & visual effects.

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I'm thinking toabout upgrade my pc Vostro 420 Core 2 duo E6650 to i5 . Tell me if it's possible

A:can I upgrade vostro 420

No, it's not possible.

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Ok ive scoured forums and websites but havent found my exact answer to this issue. I got a vostro 1015 free with a bit of a cracked screen(nothing to bad i cant work around till i order new one) but i installed win 7 ultamite and updated fully. Started setting it up for use with other 3rd party apps(mainly trying to setup android x86 through virtual box manager) when at first started blinking on charger led next day and wouldnt power up. Well finally got it to power but then sense it has been auto cutting stright off. And now it wants to boot to no screen sometimes others it boots up but post takes forever most times. Then other times it takes about 2 min before it even reacts to hitting the power button on.But almost every time it ether goes blank screen then powers off a couple min later or just shuts off entirely. Lcd test passed, cant complete diagnostics couse it cuts off right at end of mem testing so far. Ive systematicly taken ram,hdd,wifi,cd/dvd drive out and tried each time to boot. No success. Rarly can get a few sec in. WIndows before kill. Also i am aware i do have faulty battery(will replace) but i have also done these tasks of troubleshooting with and without battery and with a seprete charger. Any advice or idea i havent tried is much welcome....atm i have it dissassembled and checking all connectors. Also the power button broke off ribbin but got a spare to replace it.

A:Dell vostro 1015 power\graphics issue?

Sounds like it has some serious issues, you probably have a motherboard issue and it is taking a long time to pass post or isn't passing because there is something wrong and it can't pass so it won't move on.  Sounds like you are going to have to replace it.  All the stuff that you are mentioning that has happened sounds like a failing component on the motherboard that finally just totally failed and now Intermittently works but doesn't stay working very long.  Everything that is removable you have tried to boot with it not connected and still having the issue, then there is something on the board itself.

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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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Hello, dear dell community!
Dell vostro 1220 (intel core 2 duo T6670 / 240gb / 4gb / win7 32-bit)
I decided upgrade my laptop, because it began to die.
My plans: change processor from intel core 2 duo T6670 to intel core 2 extreme QX9300.
The first question: will it work?) sockets identical for two processors, but i dont sure, that the it will work.
-different quantity cores, channels and bit systems.
The second, i will change hdd on ssd, but it the easiest)
The third, increase capacity RAM. Question: if i install processor, i need to change a bit systems, right? According to, i can buy Ram more capacity, for example, 2 lath on 8gb?)
4. How change bit-systems from 32 to 64?
5. Need upgrade BIOs whether?
With best wishes, "hi" from Moscow

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Hi there, I have 5 pieces of Vostro 220s. Motherboards are: 0P301D. I would like to upgrade CPUs.
Can you recommend me the most powerfull CPU (775 LGA socket), for this model ?
Will 0P301D  support Core 2 Quad 9550 or higher ?
Thanks in advance.

A:Vostro 220s - CPU upgrade

Hi there, I have 5 pieces of Vostro 220s. Motherboards are: 0P301D. I would like to upgrade CPUs.
Can you recommend me the most powerfull CPU (775 LGA socket), for this model ?
Will 0P301D  support Core 2 Quad 9550 or higher ?
Thanks in advance.

Unfortunately not, Intel Core2 Duo, Celeron, Pentium processors only, no Core 2 Quad processors.
Wolfdale Dual Core E8600 3.33GHzWolfdale Dual Core E8500 3.16GHzWolfdale Dual Core E7600 3.06GHzWolfdale Dual Core E8400 3.00GHzWolfdale Dual Core E7500 2.93GHzWolfdale Dual Core E6300 2.80GHzWolfdale Dual Core E7300 2.66GHz Wolfdale Dual Core E4700 2.80GHz
Prior to installing the processor, you need to upgrade the BIOS to latest version 1.3.0, as support for new Intel CPU's was added with version 1.2.0.Bev.

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I?m considering upgrading with GE Force GT 1030.  Will dual slot card fit and will current PSU be sufficient?  Other considerations?

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So my issue is that I'm trying to upgrade my Dell Vostro 270S with a graphics card that can run most games on med  settings... Could you advise me  GT640 gddr5  is compatible or not with my pc? or sugesst a better card which is compatible with my pc     :)

A:Vostro 270s, GPU upgrade?

Sure I attached a picture.
I taped some paper towels inside the case before using my Dremel tool to cut the hole so that I avoided getting metal pieces and dust on sensitive circuits. Probably would have been safer to take the motherboard out of the case 1st, but that was too much work.
After installing, I put black electric tape on the top and bottom edges to make it look neater. This wasn't absolutely necessary.
Unfortunately there is not a setting in the BIOS to disable the Intel graphics attached to the motherboard HDMI port. As I attached a 4K TV to the MSI card (I was making my Vostro into a gaming unit for the playroom -- the colors on 4k are more bits than a standard display) I had an issue with the color settings were always screwed up on reboot. Since I didn't want the kids constantly wanting me to fix the colors in their games, I solved the problem by attaching a dummy display to the motherboard HDMI port. If Dell gave us I BIOS setting to turn off the internal graphics, this would be unnecessary. (Search on Amazon for CompuLab Display Emulator.)
Anyway, it works great. I've been playing Far Cry 4 on max settings on the 4K TV and it looks amazing -- games work best if you output 1920 x 1080 and let the TV upscale -- outputting 3840 x 2160 is supported but frame rates drop.
Good luck!

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Can you tell me where I can get memory upgrade for my 220s
I want to upgrade to 2x4GB however it doesn't like the one's I am trying
Does Dell sell the upgraded ram & if so what are the part numbers?

A:Vostro 220s ram upgrade

Hi launinchun,
Thanks for writing to us.
Vostro 220s supports a max of 4gb RAM.
Though we have seen some of our customer who upgraded to beyond the permissible limit, for few it worked but for few it was little to no luck.
Do provide us your system tag#, email address and name via private message,by clicking on my name
in blue and then select send a private message

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Hello Friends,

I have a Vostro 1500 laptop with dated configuration. Can I upgrade my processor to intel i5 and increase my RAM from existing 4GB limit to 16 GB. Please advice.


A:Vostro 1500 upgrade

I have a Vostro 1500 laptop with dated configuration.Click to expand...

What do you mean by dated configuration?

Can I upgrade my processor to intel i5 and increase my RAM from existing 4GB limit to 16 GB. Click to expand...

The only hardware upgrade option that most laptops has is adding more RAM.

Yours is already maxed out with 4 GB of DDR2 RAM.

There is no way that you can magically make it accept 16 GB of RAM.

That model laptop comes with an Intel Core 2 Duo processor.

Even if its processor was user-upgradeable, I doubt that it can use an Intel Core i5.


That model laptop is about 8 years old, so I'm guessing yours came with Windows XP 32-bit or Windows Vista 32-bit.

What's the "service tag" number and/or "express service code" number on it?


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I am trying to upgrade my Vostro 1540  RAM 2GB laptop with: 4GB DDR3 SDRAM SODIMM 1600 MHZ (PC3-12800)
Unfortunately it does not work... the screen of my laptop scrambles into unusual pattern and showing message and purchased 4GB RAM image also attaching.
Can someone please tell me what do I have to do to use my new RAM modules?

Thank you!

A:Vostro 1540 RAM upgrade

You will need to get ram that meets the specifications below. You cannot mix different memory.

Memory module connector
Two internally-accessible DDR3 SODIMM sockets
Memory module capacities
1GB, 2GB and 4GB capable
Memory type
Vostro™ 1540 / 1550: 1333 MHz SODIMM DDR3 Vostro™ 2520: 1333 MHz / 1600 MHz SODIMM DDR3
Minimum memory
Maximum memory

Memory Configuration
Vostro™ 1440, 1450, 1540, 1550, 2420 and 2520 have two user-accessible SODIMM sockets, both slots can be accessed after removing the base cover. Basically, when both DIMM connectors are populated, the system has optimum dual-channel performance unless channels A and B have different amounts of memory.

Vostro™ 1440, 1450, 1540, 1550, 2420 and 2520 DIMM Configuration
Slot ASlot BTotal Memory

2048 MB
2048 MB
1024 MB
2048 MB
3072 MB
2048 MB
2048 MB
4096 MB
4096 MB
4096 MB
4096 MB
1024 MB
5120 MB
4096 MB
2048 MB
6144 MB
4096 MB
4096 MB
8192 MB

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I just bought a q9400 quad core to replace my  q6600. Am I able just to fit it, and good to go? Or do I need to do something first?

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I have Vostro 260 motherboard
Can i upgrade my i3-2120 cpu to i5-3470 or  i5-3570 ??

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hi i have a dell vostro 360, and im just wondering if i need to to upgrade my Dedicated Video RAM. i want to play games on the pc but when i check if it will play a game i allways fail on the video ram, i just want to know if i can resolve this problem.

A:dell vostro 360 do i need to upgrade

johnboy18, welcome to the Seven Forums.

Unless there is an option in the bios to increase the amount of system ram allocated to graphics, there is nothing to do.

Also can not suggest/recommend a new video card as what you have despite it being sold as a desktop, is nothing more than a laptop built into the monitor with all the same limitations as far as upgrading parts goes.

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Hi, I'm looking to get my PC VR Ready, I currently have a Dell Vostro 470 with a GeForce GT 620, and an I-5 3450 @ 3.10 Ghz. I am fairly sure I have a 360W PSU, last time I checked, however I don't remember exactly, as I haven't checked in a while. I've heard the AMD Radeon RX 580 is a good card, however, I'm looking to make this as inexpensive as possible.

Thanks in advance.

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Recently,  I bought a Vostro 5470. Since it only comes with the 4GB RAM, I am planning to upgrade the RAM to 8GB. I ask the technician where i bought the laptop if they can do it.. They said, yes. But my only concern is that will it void the warranty?
Other stores even told me to call DELL Support to inform them of the upgrade that I will be making.

A:Vostro 5470 Ram upgrade

Hi maikerujan,
Thank you for writing to us about your concerns.Changing the memory in your laptop will not void the warranty. Also while replacing the memory if you damage any other parts, which will not be covered under the Dell warranty. If you have any other issues or concerns please let us know about it and we will be glad to assist you. 

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Hello there, I've got an old Dell Vostro A860 laptop I use for work.  It currently has a T8300 Core 2 Duo CPU.  I have the opportunity to purchase a P9600 which is faster and has double the cache memory (6mb v 3mb) very cheaply.  The question is... would it fit and work properly in my laptop?
I would appreciate any help with this.  Thank you in advance.

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Dear all,
have the laptop with installed Windows 8.1 po (cause it is corporate standard, other OS isn't supported inside my company, sorry). Any attempts to install Intel HD there wasn't successful: not from Dell site, nor Intel - "This computer does not meet the minimum requirements for installing the software" in spite of Windows 8.1 is in the list of compatible OS on the driver's description, e.g.:
The only graphic driver was installed is Microsoft Basic Adapter, but I can't connect extra monitor by HDMI with this driver.
Please don't recommend me to install Win10 - I can't do it now. I need any other solutions! Thanks in advance!

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I have been using dell Vostro 2420 laptop for the last 2 years. I had windows 8.1 installed in it in the last month. When I was using windows 7 I got occasional display problem with display getting blurred(consisting of close horizontal lines, and picture getting shifted to left side of the screen). According to the instruction from dell, I uninstalled both intel and nvidea display drivers. They got reinstalled automatically after restart. Now I got the display error again. I uninstalled the display drivers. But only nvidea is automatically reinstalled. When I tried to install intel hd graphics driver manually, it shows that "the computer does not meet the minimum requirements for the installation to complete". What to do? Please help.

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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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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 am trying to upgrade the CPU in my Vostro 460 from a 2600 to a 3770.  When I put the 3770 in the machine will not boot.  I know that both CPU chips are good.  The machine boots just fine with the 2600.  I have BIOS version 6, which I think is the latest.   I think I need a different BIOS but I don't know which one.  Anybody have a suggestion? 

A:Vostro 460 CPU Upgrade from 2600 to 3770

As indicated in that other thread, chances are BIOS A06 (which was the latest) doesn't support the 3770 processor, end of story... 
And please don't double-post the same question.

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