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Vostro 460 video card upgrade

Q: Vostro 460 video card upgrade

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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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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My internal stock video card failed several months ago. I used the motherboard connection instead but running into problems supporting some graphics. I threw out the card and now looking at replacing it (hanging on to the old XP box in spite of progress)
There are cheap Nvidia 8300 GS cards available, but would these work. Saw a reference that the stock card is a Nvidia 8300 GT but don't know if I can trust this.
Many thanks.

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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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Hey guy's i wan't to put a good video card in my son's vostro 470 i think it is a mini atx?

what size or max card can i pt in it?

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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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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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Hidy ho everyone,

I'm currently using my old Dell Vostro 260, with a single 8 gig stick of Ram, its stock 500 gig hard drive, and another 3TB mechanical drive.

My last machine's motherboard died on me, and I canabalized it for parts. I even managed to get my 500 Watt PSU to fit in this things case.

Now I'm still using my old GTX 560 graphics card. And would like to upgrade it to something with a bit more power while I save up for the parts to build a new rig.

Trouble is, I'm not sure about the dimensions of the cards I can fit in this case. My current card barely fits as it is. And most of the other cards I've looked at are 5-6 inches longer then this one is. The biggest problem is, the hard drive enclosure is in just the right spot to make fitting a longer card impossible.

Does anyone know where I could get a card thats more powerful then my current card is, and can fit in this case?

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hello I just bought a new video card for my pc AFOX gtx 750 2gb GDDR5 . before I had AMD Radeon HD6450 1 gb I changed my power supply 2 times first 400 watt then 600 watts same problem . before the upgrade I never had a problem with games or any thing now my system reboots for no raison like when i use dell supportassist to do a checkup or a diagnosticbenchmarking my video card or to play battlefield 4 for exemple .
for battlefield 4 I get these erreurs :

also I get this when I used ( Oc Guru II) keep I'm in mind I did not change anything about my video card
so I i reinstalled my OS I had windows 8.1 pro no its windows 10 pro I tried multiple solution nothing worked ...

Now to my dell problem  I run video card check up  . test begins fine but  when the videos or images series start showing up my computer freeze it's like the video card is off then on by itself then it rebootslast scan  (short vedeo test )  : A test could not be run :
when i clic on details :  

any one have an idea about how to fix this ? keep in mind before i changed my video card i had no problem at all even on windows 10 pro .
this is my GPU : and thi is my main board :


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Hi out there to Vistax64. I am a recent XP to Vista user. I have a Vostro 200 mini tower (specs below) that has been running XP pro for the last few years - couldn't stand the GUI anymore lol - so I installed Vista HP and am very happy with the new interface and features. After tweaking some, the desktop appears from cold start in 30 seconds or so and almost everthing runs as snappy as it did before with XP. But the task manager is showing an average use in physical memory of 1.17 gigs, CPU usage is higher, and some, not all, internet pages scroll slowly e.g. Yahoo news pages, Hearts of Space etc. where as they were fine before. Everthing else on the internet, including this site, works well - though a few installs like Starry Night Enthusiast and a John Deere farm game are slower.

My question is this: Would installing a seperate video card give me better all-around performance or would another gig of ram do the trick? And what brand/type of video card do you folks recommend?

Intel Core2 Duo E4500 @ 2.3ghz
2 Gig of Kingston RAM
Intell G33 Express Chipset (on motherboard)
80 Gig WD SATA Hard Drive
Seasonic 350w PSU

Thanks for the opportunity to have my questions answered and I'm looking forward to cruising the site here!

A:Video Card For Dell Vostro 200 Mini Tower

Windows will allot 50% of your ram by default, for when you need them programs. Remember, rams fastr than hard drive, and why have all that ram and not use it.

For your power supply, a nvidia 430/440 or an ati/amd 6450, maybe get away with a 6550... Seasonics are quality.

The slowdown is probably because Vista is a bit more of a beast than xp, and graphics can be a bit more hefty.

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my dell 1500 vostro needs an nveda 8400 video card. how do i take out the old one and put the new one in. i am going to order it from dell but don't know how to replace it. help

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Vostro 360 upgraded to Windows 10 (via ISO).
Built-in panel video is corrupted (vertical stripe down center that suggests panel failure).External monitor works fine.However, built-in panel works during boot for both BIOS and Windows 10 logo screen, and also works in Safe Mode. Additionally, the panel works fine after it comes out of sleep mode.Any time the video mode changes (e.g. by a resolution change, plugging in an external monitor, or starting the computer) the built-in panel will be garbled. Causing the system to sleep and unsleep (even immediately after startup) will correct the built-in panel video corruption.Driver installed by Windows 10 is: Intel(R) HD GraphicsDriver Date: 5/27/2015Driver Version: update a Vostro 360 Windows 7 system with the latest Intel HD Graphics driver, I will get the same behaviour, so it's almost certainly a driver issue.What confuses me is that no-one has mentioned a similar problem, and many have mentioned successful upgrades to Windows 10. Am I just unlucky with my systems, or is there some software variable that could mask (or create) the problem?On Windows 7, I can revert to an older driver to make the problem go away. This is difficult on Windows 10, as it continually upgrades to the latest driver.Closest similar issue is an unresolved red/green/blue colour cycling problem.http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_7-hardware/dell-vostro-360-and-optional-intel-graphics-driver/2fbf78e7-2c1b-4986-b711-add8... Read more

A:Vostro 360 upgrade to Windows 10 video corruption with latest Intel driver

Product not tested for Windows 10 upgrade
Dell is not testing or developing Windows 10 drivers for this product. If you choose to upgrade, some features, applications, and connected devices may not work as expected.

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My 9 year old has a dell optiplex 755 SFF, he is asking me to upgrade his video card so he can play games like minecraft and some games on steam.
We are on a budget and found this Sapphire radeon 6450 on newegg for $39.99
Will this work in his computer and allow him to play minecraft? steam?

Thanks in advance

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i have a Dell Vostro Mini Tower with the following specs:Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-3470 CPU @ 3.20GHz
4GB RAMIntel(R) HD GraphicsI have ran a System Requirements check and it says I have 2048MB of Video RAM.  i would like to upgrade this to 4GB if possible.  would anyone be able to recommend a card that is compatible with my computer?I understand the wattage of my power supply matters also, would anyone know what this is?Thanks in advance

A:Upgrading Video Card on Dell Vostro 270 Mini Tower

The 2GB you are referring to is how much system ram is being given to the onboard Intel GPU video to use. You cannot increase that to 4GB. But you can add a discrete PCIe x16 video card. The Vostro 470 has a 300w power supply. So that will limit you as to which video card you can use. The two video cards that we shipped on this model were =
YG17P Nvidia GeForce 640GT 1GB67V2J Nvidia GeForce 620GT 1GB
Or you could remove our power supply and install a higher wattage power supply and then get a better video card.

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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 have a dell vostro 1500 that has started getting a horizontal line down the middle of the screen and showing the same info on the top and bottom. The computer also crashes sometimes so quickly the blue screen of death doesn't even show up.

I believe from googling around that I have a bad NVIDIA G8400 video card, part of which Dell won't replace out of warranty since it's not soldered in.


I see in the link instructions on how to replace the video card, so that's what I plan on doing.

Does this seem like the right approach to fix my problem?

I am mostly an internet surfer / quicken user...what kind of inexpensive video card should I buy? Any suggestions on good sites to buy from would be appreciated.

Thanks for any help!


A:Recommend Video Card - Dell Vostro 1500 - NVIDIA G84 Recall Related

Hi Eric,

My Vostro 1500 just died. I've owned it for 1 year and a half. It's out of warranty and it's not included on the list of "affected" models. I can't call to dell right now to hear their (predictable and negative) answer about this.

Have you had any more news about this? Could you get it fixed? Do you know other Vostro 1500 users having the same problem? Any information you can give me would be really useful, as you may have noticed that there aren't many 1500 users reported of having the issue.

I'll be waiting for your reply.


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recently I have wanted to get into video editing and I decided to try out a few different video editing software tools. I tried windows movie maker 2.6 first and it kept skipping when I would preview clips and freezing. The same thing is happening with the trial version of adobe's premiere elements 9 trial version. For adobe, it told me to download the latest video driver that was compatible so i did and it allowed me to see my videos and use it a little bit but it would not be able to keep up and would freeze occasionally. Does this have to do with my graphics card? This is what I could find of my computers information (i typed dxdiag in run):


Operating system: Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit (6.1, Build 7600)
System Manufacturer: TOSHIBA
System model: Satellite A505
BIOS: InsydeH20 Version 1.20
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 CPU Q 720 @ 1.60GHz (8 CPUs), ~1.6GHz
Memory: 4096MB RAM
DirectX Version: DirectX11

And I guess this is my graphics card:

Name: NVIDIA GeForce 310M
Chip Type: Geforce 310M
DAC Type: Integrated RAMDAC
Approx. Total Memory: 2256 MB
Current Display mode: 1366 x 768 (32 bit) (60Hz)

If anyone could help me it would be greatly appreciated, thank you.

P.s. I'm not very computer savvy so keep that in mind :-/

A:Wondering if I should upgrade video card for video editing software

yes the graphics card seems to be the weak link in your setup, you could try searching for msi afterburner to try to overclock your graphics card but failing that i would upgrade your graphics card

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I need a blind walk-thru to disable onboard video. The onboard VGA port is physically broken off. I purchased a NVIDA GeForce GT 610 PCI-e x16 and installed. When pc is turned on, I can hear pc normal boot up sounds and hard drive activity. But no picture thru new video. Hooking to onboard video is not an option. Please help!

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So i have pretty much figured out that it has onboard video right it is a new pavilion the 1ghz one, so I also noticed there is no AGP slot, so what now, he will have to run a PCI based card right would this be worth it??

A:buddy has HP wants to upgrade to better video card..well theres no card there anyway

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Hello Everybody! I'm thinking seriously on upgrading my system because i want games to run better, but system it's not too old, what do you suggest, I have a P4 HT 3.4ghz it's a 478 socket and heard 775 it's better so wish to get Dual core or maybe I should go with AMD but not quite familiar of which ones are the best AMD's right now, maybe I should stay with my MOBO and P4, MOBO is a ASUS P4P800 E Deluxe or should I just upgrade my video card I have an ATI AIW 9600XT people say the AIW are not very good cards for gaming, and I really want to improve gaming performance, the problem is I don't have PCI-Express I have the AGP 8x, I think there are still a few good gaming cards for AGP right? what do you suggest? upgrade my video card only or MOBO and Processor also, I would keep everything else, memory, hard drives and PSU will work, suggestions are welcome, I definitely don't have a big budget but better buy something is worth it, for video card i guess something around $200 if i had to buy new MOBO and Processor I'll have to wait a couple of weeks but i really want to boost the quality of my games, so better wait and get somereally good, right now I can't max out the settings of some games and I have some frame skipping and lagging and want to get rid of that, thank you!!!!

A:PC upgrade or Video Card upgrade??

Your cpu is fine, a p4 3.4ghz is good enough for today's games but can you tell us what games you're trying to play?
For a quick upgrade that'll last you ok for a while and give you much better playablity in today's games, I'd just go for a graphics card upgrade, but, if you want the system to last you a while and you can wait a bit then I'd suggest waiting a few months. If you want a future proof games machine (meaning you'll get a year or two of gaming out of it) intel are bringing out a new series of processors, and the next generation of graphics cards are just around the corner too, directx10 cards.
If you're only a casual gamer you could still save some money if you wait, but then again the technology moves so fast you might as well get something that'll be considered decent for a while. I'm actually leaning towards you just getting a new agp graphics card, maybe like thisradeon x850pro. That'd make games look a lot prettier.

Edit: Hang on, forgot all the important stuff :blush: Can you tell us your full system specs, e.g. how much RAM, your mobo, your psu wattage etc.?

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hi everyone,

i've decided to upgrade my computer and i need some input as to whether i should upgrade my video card or RAM. ok, so here's the situation. i currently have 512mb of RAM and a radeon 9000 pro video card. i havent been playing any games the past year cuz my system is getting too slow (by the way, im running on an athlon xp 2600) i really dont have much money to spend so i cant upgrade both ram and video card. im thinking of either upgrading the size of ram to 1GB and also enable dual channel or upgrading the video card to a radeon 9600. which upgrade will give me a better performance boost for playing games? i know buying ram will only cost half of a video card, leaving money for a racing wheel or joystick etc. but logic tells me a better video card will be the better upgrade. with budget in mind, what do you guys think I should do?

A:ram or video card upgrade?

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Ok so the machine I have I really want to upgrade. But I'm not sure what is going to be over kill, and if my machine will take the graphics card.

What I have is an Emachine T6532. Now that link is to the original manufactures specs on my machine. But the one I have has been through a house fire, so I had to transfer it to a different case (I just so happened to have another Emachine case laying around ). And of course the DVD burner drive had to be replaced, and I also added a new sound card (which im not very happy with, and will probably be getting something different soon.)

As far as the specs of the machine currently, I attached the System summery from Power PC 2008. I think that has most of the info in it.

The power supply in it Right now is a 288 watt Bestec. Model ATX-300-12e Rev: DR

I'm thinking i will probably have to get a new power supply.

I was looking at a couple cards, and lost the links to most of them but here are two I like the looks of.

higher end card: PNY VCG96512GXPB GeForce 9600 GT 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card

This is the card that was recommend in the building a pc guide for the budget machine.

and a mid-grade card: XFX PVT84JYAJG GeForce 8600 GT 512MB

Now I would like to stay under the $100 mark, although the first card I listed is a bit over that.

Any help with be nice, and if you need any additional information please let me know.


A:Looking to upgrade my video card. Not sure what to get.

Ok assuming $100 is your total budget, if you're willing to go for rebates, I recommend this card and this PSU. If you can't\won't, then get this card and this PSU instead. It'll go over $100 by around $20, but you'll get good-quality products that will last for longer.

If $100 is your video card budget only, then the 9600GT is a fine choice, but you'll need a new PSU for it. I recommend the Antec EA430W I recommended above.

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I currently own a GeForce Inno3D GTS 250 green 1GB GDDR3.

Right now, there are a lot of better cards out there and I think the GTS 250 won't satisfy my needs as a gamer.

I have 2 choices right now, buy another GTS 250 to multiply its performance or buy a new graphics card.

If I choose the former, I'll be saving up for around 120 bucks. But if I choose the latter, what's the best choice?

I'm aiming for an Nvidia card with SLI, 3D-Vision support which could run today's games like Crysis 2.

Which one's the best choice?

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Hello I recently built a new computer but used an old pcie x1650 radeon card. The card can play most of my games at decent frame rates. The negative part is that it seems to have a hardware flaw that forces me to put the computer into sleep and wake it up to resolve. its not a driver or motherboard thing as it does the same thing on winxp with a different motherboard.

I would like to buy a new nvidia card for about 250 USD im looking at the GTX 260 or 275 but im not sure what would give me the most performance. My motherboard is sli compatible but i dont want to buy the 2nd now. so im hoping to get one that i could buy a 2nd of the same type later.

thanks for any comments as im really stuck on which to choose.

A:Video card upgrade

A 275 has the advantage over a 260. It's not a massive difference, but a difference nevertheless.

275 SLI will outperform 260 SLI (when/if you go there)

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Someone can tell me if i could upgrad or change my video card on my pavilion zd8430 ( this is a portable )

A:Upgrade video card

more details would probably help out...like what kind of video card you are planning on installing

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With the new games demanding more from my video card im going to upgrade, I have a GA-K8NF-9 Gigabyte motherboard and its has DDR RAM I was wondering if i could upgrade my video card to a DDR2 video card, if I can't can you recommend really good video cards that my motherboard can handle perferably from this site http://www.memoryexpress.com/index.php?PageTag=&page=cat&memx_menu=216&SID= but if you have a better video card please post a link.
Thank you.

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I am playing Company of Heroes and Neverwinter Nights 2 on the following system, graphics settings set to low for both:

ASUS P5LP-LE motherboard
NVidia 7300 LE graphics card
2 GB Ram
Pentium D, 3.2 GHz CPU
350 Watt power supply, not sure of amps or make
a 19 in LCD monitor, supports up to 1280x1024 resolution

I would like to know if the system will support an NVidia 7950 card or ATI card of like power to enhance the graphics performance of the machine.

Games play well but graphics detail is low and I hate that.

Anyone that could offer advice would be appreciated.



A:Video Card Upgrade Help

You will need at least a 400W power supply with 27A on the +12V rail(s) for the Nvidia 7950 graphics card.

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I have a Dell E310 but I'm tried of the crappy intregrated graphics and I don't want highly priced PCI cards.

Whats the cheapest way I can replace my motherboard(maybe a dual core processor?) power supply+ ram and it will all fit nicely in my case. I am not worrying about the graphics card as long as i have the option for a Pci x16 card I can put in later.

A:Video Card upgrade?

You would be better off if a computer savvy friend built you a custom computer

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So I have a 500-549 desktop PC and I was wondering if its worth it to upgrade my GPU and if it's even possible because unfortunately the r7 240 really sucks. (Taking all things into account like the power supply, how much space I have and the motherboard -  http://h20564.www2.hp.com/hpsc/doc/public/display?docId=c04555845) I was wondering if there was any graphics card that I could get that could handle newer games and work with my PC or if I should just get a new PC.  I'm open to buying new components but if I need a lot of new stuff then I'll just get a new PC. 

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I am going to upgrade from an FX 5200 to an X850 XT PE.
My system specs are: 1 GB RAM/3.0GHZ P4/FX5200
The card that I chose supports AGP 8x which is the only BUS I have.

The manufacturer of the computer is Dell and I was just wondering that if the power supply was too low, would my PC still be okay If I got a new power supply then tried to put the new video card in?

Basically, Is it possible to put the card in, have it not work, then get a new power supply, and have it work(all without damaging the comp)?


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Hey all new here just came upon u all.

OK so i want to know what type of video card i can upgrade to on my pc for AGP or PCI?

Specs of pc are:

CPU Type Intel Pentium 4, 3066 MHz (23 x 133)
Motherboard Name Gigabyte GA-8S661FXM-775 (3 PCI, 1 AGP, 2 DDR DIMM, Audio, Video, LAN)
Motherboard Chipset SiS 661FX
System Memory 480 MB (PC3200 DDR SDRAM)

I dont know if u need more info than that?

I kind of hope this pc supports a decent add on card ? right now the video is onboard?

So basically i just want to be able to play BF2 lol

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Hey, I am going to buy a new video card because the one I have now can't keep up with my gaming. I have a celoron processor 128mgs of ram, windows 98. I am looking for a card within $200's or lower. What should I get?

A:Video card upgrade

What is your processor speed ? Do you have an AGP slot?
If you have an AGP slot I would recommend a GeForce 2MX.
I have an Elsa which cost $125. Their support is awsome.

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I am wanting to upgrade my onboard video card. I have read some of the posts from other users but the question I have is a little different. How can I determin what my bus speed is. I have a pci express slot and want to put a better graphics card on my system but I want to be able to get the most out of the resources I have available on my system... I have and e machine et1331g-03w. I have looked the specs up on the company site but it was not posted there.

A:video card upgrade

You'll have PCI-Express x16(1.1) which is compatible with PCI-Express 2.0 as well.

You'll need a new power supply as well, the stock eMachines one will not be able to handle any decent video card.

What is you budget and what games do you intend to play?

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Hi, I have an Inspiron 620 currently fitted with AMD Radeon HD6450 video card with 1024mb memory and PSU L300-00 rated as 300W max.
I wish to upgrade the video card to something with more memory as it struggles when editing my videos.
Can you please advise on what can be acheived with my machine.
Regards, Terry

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I am overwhelmed by the huge selection of video cards available to upgrade my card. I would appreciate a recommendation so that I don't purchase a card that doesn't fit with my system and so that I don't spend more than needed. I want better graphics for screensavers, videos, and maybe some light gaming. Price range around $50-$60. I probably just need to upgrade to 256 MB. ? Any guidance appreciated. Thanks.

Current card: NVIDIA GeForce4 MX 4000
RAM Mem: 1.5 Gig
Processor: AMD Sempron(tm) 3100+ (1800 mhz)
System: ECS nforce 3-A
Win XP, SP2

A:Upgrade Video Card

Here are some cards that should work with that system (Just to make sure: You do have a PCIe slot, right?)


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ok when the hell are 5600 ultra rev b's gona hit he shelves???after reading all the review's it looks promising enough to buy.

A:video card upgrade

it looks like Nvidia is having trouble getting anything above their 5200 on store shelves in quantity.

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I am a big time PC gamer using I rig that I built close to four years ago. It has finally gotten to the point where I can't run some of the newer games (Well I can, just not worth it). I am looking at either getting either a SAPPHIRE 100209L Radeon X1950GT 256MB or a SAPPHIRE 100197L Radeon X1650 256MB or 512MB but I am worried about a few things. First off is the power supply because I am unsure of what is currently in the computer and I can find no sticker on it anywhere(although I believe it is a 450w). I also realize that either one will probably bottle-neck my PC, but I plan on using it for another year or two before building a new one so I definately need some upgrade. If I get the X1950 would it be overkill? (The only reason I am thinking about the X1950 is becasue of a $30 rebate.) Or is there anything else you can recommend?

Current system: AMD Athlon XP 3000+ 2.16 Ghz processor, 1GB of RAM, an Asus A7N8X v2.0 Deluxe Moatherboard, Radeon 9600 pro EZ, with AGP Interface, running Windows XP with SP2.

A:Help Upgrade my Video Card

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Currently I own a ATI 1600x 512mb pro. It does most things for me, but I am looking to upgrade for Crysis. There is a deal on Black Friday where I can snatch a 2600 HD 512mb for $99.99. If I upgrade, will I see any boost in performance, if any? Should I do it? I do 3-4 hours of gaming on weekends, 2-3 on weekdays. Thanks ~

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Hmmm are you talking Best Buy? They have both the AGP and the PCIe for $99 im going to pick one up (PCIe), seeing as how no one can run Crysis on full if thats what you wanted then the HD2600 Def. isnt going to do it for you. You will see a boost though im not sure how much. I have my x700 (AGP) running Crysis decent, not near the best but it's still pretty good.

so i say go get one, its a decent card and its DX10, and you really can't beat $99 im going to be at the door when they open to get mine ;D

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Guy's I need advice on which "Budget" Video card to buy.I upgraded a couple of years ago to a ATI Radeon X1300 (Best Buy Closeout) this card can not handle
running DVD movies on my ASUS 22" Widescreen.Any suggestions for PCIe x 16 cards that won't break the bank? Thanks

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go to tomshardwareguide.com and read their tables for your budget to determine what you need. There's a card for every budget out there. Their tables show performance and price ranges.

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Okay, so I just bought a new computer for gaming purposes, and I need to upgrade the computer's graphics card in order to play most of the PC games I want to buy. I already know which card I want to get, but I want to make sure it can be installed into my computer before I decide to buy it.

Video Card- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814241063

Computer- http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage.jsp?skuId=8399299&type=product&id=1179877502628

I also would like to know if there would be anything else I would need to buy after upgrading my comp's video card, especially if I'll need to get a bigger PSU or something else. If you need more information, just tell me what you need and I'll try to post it here.

A:Video Card Upgrade and PSU help

I would wait till you have the system before buying the card. Two things you need to check:
1.will it fit in your case?
2.power supply-you will most likely need a more powerful one with the proper connections needed for the card and is compatable with your mobo and will fit

Research the card to find out what you need to know so you know what you're looking for

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What would be the best option to upgrade the video card on my system?  I currently have the hd6670 that came as original equipment.  Also, should I upgrade to windows 10 like all of the spam is telling me I should?

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@RAR2?, welcome to the forum. Newer video cards require UEFI in the motherboard instead of a standard BIOS.  Your motherboard does not have UEFI and it can't be upgraded.  The last cards not to require UEFI were the GTX 660/670's.  This would require a power supply upgrade, also. If you want to get Win10 for FREE, you have to upgrade before July 29, 2016.  It will take about 909 minutes if you go to the official download site.  I just helped a friend upgrade and it went very smoothly.  Microsoft has the download completely updated before you install it.  This saves a lot of time. Please click the Thumbs up + button if I have helped you and click Accept as Solution if your problem is solved. 

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i got a gateway gt5082 3800+, 2.87 ram, 2. ghz, looking to upgrade my graphics card and Im not sure where to begin...want to make sure i get Fairly high end card that is compatible with this computer. can anyone make some suggestions please/.

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Your Power Supply seems to be a 300w, enough to probably run an 8500GT.

What kind of performance are you looking for?

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I would like to get a new video card. Can anyone suggest one from looking at the information below?

PNP Device ID PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_5157&SUBSYS_013A1002&REV_00\4&36560896&0&0008
Adapter Type RADEON 7500 Series AGP (0x5157), ATI Technologies Inc. compatible
Adapter Description RADEON 7500 SERIES
Adapter RAM 64.00 MB (67,108,864 bytes)
Installed Drivers ati2dvag.dll
Driver Version
INF File oem8.inf (ati2mtag_RV200 section)
Color Planes 1
Color Table Entries 4294967296
Resolution 1152 x 864 x 75 hertz
Bits/Pixel 32
Memory Address 0xE8000000-0xEFFFFFFF
I/O Port 0x0000C800-0x0000C8FF
Memory Address 0xFF8F0000-0xFF8FFFFF
IRQ Channel IRQ 16
I/O Port 0x000003B0-0x000003BB
I/O Port 0x000003C0-0x000003DF
Memory Address 0xA0000-0xBFFFF
Driver c:\windows\system32\drivers\ati2mtag.sys (, 963.50 KB (986,624 bytes), 8/4/2004 1:29 AM)

A:I need to upgrade my video card.

We need to know if you have an AGP slot on your motherboard. I actually can't tell from your post if your 7500 is the PCI version or the AGP version, as it is saying both. It actually looks like you may be in luck, and have an AGP card though.... fingers crossed.....To do that, we need to know your motherboard's make/model. The simplest way I suppose, would be to download and run this program:


And tell us what it says in the "mainboard" tab. Specifically your manufacturer and model number, but also under "graphic interface".

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Can someone please explain this??

I installed a new video card, an attempted upgrade to a 256mb GeForce FX 5600 from an FX 5200. The attached image is a screenshot of my desktop after installation.

A task pane on the desktop?!? Neither I nor anyone that I know has ever seen anything like this.

Some more oddities:

- After installing the new card & drivers then rebooting, the desktop (& everything else) was unchanged. The altered desktop did not appear until after I shut down, then turned the PC on (the next day).

- Pressing the Win key did not bring up the start panel - I had to left-click the start button.

- The network connections icon no longer appeared in the system tray, even though the 'show icon in notification area when connected' box was still checked. The 'Safely Remove Hardware' icon was similarly missing.

- Even after uninstalling the new card & rolling back the drivers, the task pane on the desktop was still there. It wasn't until after I restored the pre-installation contents of the hard drive from a backup disk image that I waa able to have a normal desktop as well as regain the Windows key functionality and missing icons.

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The first problem I see is that you have Spyware; DateManager.

If you want to remove the bar at the top you should be able to right click on it and select Close Toolbar.

A move from a FX5200 to a FX5600 is a marginal upgrade.

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Hi Guys
I am running XP
I purchased this computer and the video card is not great. It is an Legacy Capture ROOT\MEDIA\MS_MMVCD does anyone know of an an upgrade that I could download for it. I tried the makers site but couldn't make much sense of it.

A:Video Card upgrade

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