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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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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 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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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

A:replacing video card on dell vostro 1500

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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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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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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 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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What's the most suitable upgrade for my current video card, a Radeon X300, 128mb?

Machine : Dell Dimension 4700, 6 years old,
Dell motherboard OM3918(v), chipset i915P/915G
graphic interface : PCI Express x16
CPU : Pentium 4 530 3.00 GHz, core speed 2.99MHz, socket 775LGA
Memory : 2.5 gb DDR2
Monitor : Dell P991 19inch crt
Power Supply : Dell, model PS-6311 - 1DFS, DC output 305w,
combined power +12v-A VDC and +12v-B VDC not exceed 264w,
current on +12A VDC : 18A, +12B VDC : 18A, -12VDC : 1A

Gaming limits : military strategy rather than shootup, flight simulator
Country : UK
Budget : $100

Hope this is enough info and thanks in advance.

A:Upgrade video card

You should upgrade your processor and power supply before upgrading your video card.

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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

A:Video Card Upgrade

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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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

A:video card upgrade

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Hi Dell Team! I need your help, I'm the owner of a Dell Optiplex 990 DT (Service Tag: 5DLM2V1) and I need some support, please. I would like to upgrade my video card but I don´t know, it´s very confused to choose one .. I´m worried about de PSU, there´s a confirmation about the performance of the recomended video card on my desktop. I don´t want a desktop in flames, please. 
If you need another information (like photos or something else) about the desktop .. please ask. 
Thanks in advance. 

A:Video Card Upgrade

Depends on the Size.
USFF models do not have slots.
SFF and Desktop can use a radeon HD5450 that is low profile and has no fan.

Computer Model OptiPlex 990
Shipping Date 8/16/2012
Country Argentina
421-5600 : EMRP,Windows 7 Professional,Me dia, 32-bit, Optiplex, Spanish

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i only have around $30 for a video card, i might even get 15 more to make it $45 if im lucky. i have an old FX5200 running on my new 20" acer monitor and gaming on it is ok but a litlle slow when i go to 1680X1050, soo i need a upgrade soon

A:I need a video card upgrade BAD

What game do you play usually? IMO, this would be a good upgrade from your current card for games like WoW and Counter Strike etc. For heavier games like Prey etc, you'd need a better card.

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I want to upgrade my video card but I'm not sure what to search for. I have an HP m370n Media Center Edition which currently has an ATi 9200 with 128MB AGP video card and it lags on some games I play. I'm restricted to 200 watts of power, AGP bus, and a 100 dollar budget. Does anyone have any suggestions? Thanks

A:Video Card upgrade

The 200 watt max on the specs is the maximum power output
of that power supply.
You can upgrade it and will probably need to for a better card.
Maybe something like this.....
and this.........
Should give a decent boost.
Not top of the line of course.

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I have a 2 year old system that I'd like to keep for a while longer...right now here is what I have:
nforce2 mainboard (MSI) (333 FSB)
1 gB RAM (value type)
AMD 2500 (stock clock)
ATI 9700 nonpro (Sapphire, stock)
Maxtor 120gb and Maxtor 160 gb

I can play Half-Life2, Doom3, Painkiller, and FarCry adequately--usually on medium to medium low settings. The highest CPU that the mobo can take is a AMD 3000. Assuming that I upgrade the CPU, what would be the best video card to get? I gather the highest end cards would be limited by the 3000 processor? If I got a mid-range card like a 6600 would I see a big difference with the games I typically play? Thanks for any and all suggestions!!

A:Help with video card upgrade

Go for the Gusto

I cannot in good faith recommend that you purchase any video card that has less than 256MB of memory. The ATI X800 Pro and Nvidia 6800GT are both very competent and will give you the best performance overall regardless of the limitations of your system. I'll explain, your dated hardware may be replaced soon, but your video card will be able to go into pretty much any system you throw it into (providing your M/B is not PCI-X). Even if your new MB/Proc supports only PCI-X, you can always drop your nearly new X800(or 6800GT) on ebay and make a couple hundred bucks toward the PCI-X version. Either way, you have great performance without sacrificing the quality of your video. G/L and I hope this helped a bit for you to make a decision.



Big Blue:
Asus P4P800 I865PE
P4 2.8GHz 800MHz
2048 KingMax PC-3200 CAS 2.5
Maxtor DiamondMax 9 /160GB /7200RPM /8MB Cache
ATI Radeon X800 Pro
Enermax 420W PSU
Aspire X-Dreamer II
Lite-On 12X DVD+/-RW
Sony 48X CD-RW
Samsung SyncMaster 997DF 19" CRT
3DMark03 Score: 10,035

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Can I upgrade the video card andprocessor on my hp g61 laptop. Ty if someone could help it would be greatly apprciated.

A:Can I upgrade the video card?

You can probably upgrade the processor but not the GPU! Laptops are usually used and another is purchased when an upgrade is needed. I need more info like the motherboard's part number before I could be sure if the GPU is built onto the motherboard or not.

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My friend has 499Mghz cpu Compaq Presario. The video card is 3DFX Voodoo3. Can he upgrade or get a new video card? Also he has XP.

A:Video Card Upgrade

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I need to upgrade the video card for my daughter's computer and not sure what to get.
Here's what her computer is:
Compaq Presario 5240(?)
AMD XP 1700
1.47 GHZ
480MB Ram
The current video card that came with the computer is a
S3 Graphics ProSavage KM133
The system runs fine, but she is unable to play Sims2 because of a graphics issue it states.
Any thoughts to an economical upgrade I can install and make the program work, and also any basic instruction as to how to install it. I would appreciate any help with this!!

A:Video Card Upgrade

try one of the mid-ranger cards geforce 6600 or ati x700
they go for like $200 on newegg i think

just open up your case, how you would do that depends on your case
locate your video card/agp slot (the card you plug your monitor to), take it out and put the new one in
close it up, install drivers

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I have a pentium III 933 processor with 258 ram. Out of the Gainward geforce 4 ti series cards what would be the best one to get, for the the best possible graphics and performance for all the new games that are out ? No plans for upgrading or desire to overclock the video cards. I don't want to buy a card that my system can't even take full advantage of. Thanks.

A:video card upgrade

The ti 4600 Ultra/750XP is top of the line if you want to spend the money

then they go as follows

ti 4400 Ultra/700XP
ti 4200 Ultra/650XP (good card for the price)

I would stay away from the mx series of cards

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Okay, I just sent my Rosewill ATI Radeon 9600XT back to newegg to get it replaced. It looks like they're out of stock right now, so chances are that they will give me current value refund (newegg's policy). This works out to $89.99. If that's the case, I'll be picking out a new video card. I would be willing to spend about $20 more for the video card (about $110 total). What would my best option be for a gaming card around that price (AGP, of course)? Can you give me some links? Right now my system includes AMD Athlon XP 2800+ and 512MB of RAM. I figured this is still a system worth upgrading to get my by for a year or two. What do you think? (I'll probably add a gig of RAM sometime, too)

A:Best Video Card for Upgrade???

for around 100ish. I would say 6600 or 6600GT is a good choice.

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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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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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Hello HP Forums,                                    I am a Game lover. And especialy GTA series is my favourite game series. I Bought a HP Pavilion DV7 5 years ago and it has a 8GB Ram and 1655 MB Video Memory (58 MB Dedicated). I bought GTA IV Main Edition for Windows and i am facing difficulty to play the game. I used commandline.txt for a long time to play gta iv. but it gave me a lot of lag. so I can't enjoy the game. it is because of low video memory. only 58 mb graphic memory is allowed to gta iv. is there any way to increase my dedicated video memory? And if I can't, what is the rate of changing the video card (with atleast 512 mb dedicated video memory) in the service centre? pleasse help.                                                                                                                                                                                                  ... Read more

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I Have the sims 2 and four expansions including the latest Free time

Now the the game requires these video cards

Supported video cards:

* ATI Radeon(TM) series 8500 or better (9600 or greater required for
* 8500, All-In-Wonder 8500
* 9000, 9200, 9500, 9600, 9700, 9800
* X300, X600, x700, X800, x850
* X1300, X1600, X1800, X1900, X1950

NVIDIA(R) Quadro(TM) series
Quadro, Quadro2, Quadro4

NVIDIA GeForce series GeForce2 GTS and better (GeForce 6200 or greater
required for Vista)
# GeForce 2, 2 GTS
# GeForce 3, 3 Ti
# GeForce 4, 4 Ti, 4200, 4600, 4800, MX 420, 440, 460
# GeForce FX 5200, 5500, 5600, 5700, 5800, 5900, 5950
# GeForce PCX 5300, 5900
# GeForce 6200, 6600, 6800
# GeForce 7300, 7600, 7800, 7900, 7950
# S3 GammaChrome
# S18 Pro
# S18 Ultra Intel(R) Extreme Graphics (see note below)
82865, 82915 and above

My Comp Specs are:

AMD Athlon(tm)64X2 Dual Processor 4000+ 2.10 GHz
958 RAM
32-bit Operating system

Video Card: NVDIA GeForce 6100 nforce 430 - Video Memoy 64mb

It has been recommended that I upgrade to:

NVIDIA GeFoce 6200 2048x1536 85 HZ 256 MB

Now I'm asking whether this is the right suggestion for my computer and if there are any other video cards i can upgrade too...or am i stucck with the GeForce 6 series

also what is the difference between EVGA NVIDIA Geforce 6200 and EVGA NVIDIA GeForce 6200 LE and which is a better choice for my situation

A:Upgrade video card

Thanks for the comparison.....Geforce 6200 looks way better

I think the interface is PCI

But how do I find out the interface just to make sure

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Hi srry to ask , But i have a Nvidia 8500 GT should i go up to a 9600 GT?
would i benafit from the upgrade ?
or should i go with a 8600GT?
i am currently useing my19 inch HDTV as a monitor 1080P is nice.
i plan to use my 60GB PS3 on my HDTV.
my 22inch monitor had a fault so i sent it in for repairs.
also what are the specs on the 9600 GT.
thanks for your help.

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So I've been using my SLI GTX465 for a little while and I'm very satisfied. But it's time to upgrade again. I was looking for another SLI set up. This time I'm actually considering ATI Cross Fire, however. But the negative input I get sometimes about the drivers and etc is quite a turn off for me considering it's really easy to set up SLI and drivers from Nvidia. I was looking into the 6950s cards which seem to be able to unlock to 6970. Is this easy to accomplish? Are there any risks? On the green side I was looking into a pair of either GTX470s or GTX560 Tis.

Inputs please?

A:Video card upgrade

6950's are quite good without the bios upgrade. And the bios upgrade to 6970 only works on reference designs of the card. If the PCB's are custom and you try upgrading you can damage you card's also voiding your warranty.

On the Nvidia side I would definitely go with 560 Ti's. They perform better than GTX470's and draw less power.

If comparing 6950's to 560 Ti's, the 6950's have a bit better performance and also a higher power draw. I would say go with the one you like more as both set ups should be more than enough for todays games.

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Once again 'ol computer impaired (me) has come to the table of knowledge looking for advice. I've saved a few dollars (+/- $350) I want to put into my gaming computer. Would I be better off upgrading the video card or MB/CPU?
With my present system would I see any difference if I go from my NVIDIA GeForce4 Ti 4200 to an ATI RADEON 9600XT or 9800pro w/256MB? If so I could do that and still have a couple hundred bucks left. I hesitate to dump all my money into a barn-burning video card like ATI 800 and then put it in my aging PC.
Or....I'm looking at a barebone bundle AMD Athlon- 64 XP3000+ with a Gigabyte K8Ns nForce3- 250 new 64 bit CPU supported motherboard and use my existing memory, cards and drives. This will take all my money but the carry-overs can upgraded later.
Thanks for looking....

Present Operating System: Windows XP Home Edition (5.1, Build 2600) Service Pack 1 (2600.xpsp2.030422-1633)
Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: ECS
System Model: K7S5A
BIOS: Version 1.00
Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) XP 1800+, MMX, 3DNow, ~1.5GHz
Memory: 512MB RAM
Page File: 126MB used, 1124MB available
Windows Dir: C:\WINDOWS
DirectX Version: DirectX 9.0b (4.09.0000.0902)
Video Card Name: NVIDIA GeForce4 Ti 4200 with AGP8X

A:What to do... Upgrade video card or MB/CPU?

I say upgrade the CPU and possibly motherboard first.

1800+ for today's games isnt al that great. If u have spare cash, upgrade the video as well. RAM is alright.

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Before I install W7, I need to upgrade my video cardso that Aero will run. Here is one I have looked at.

Model: VCG84R2SXEB
Form Factor: Low Profile
- Interface: PCI Express 2.0 x16 Chipset:
- Chipset Manufacturer: NVIDIA
- GPU: GeForce 8400 GS
- Core Clock: 567MHz Memory:
- Memory Clock: 800MHz
- Memory Size: 256MB
- Memory Interface: 64-bit
- Memory Type: GDDR2 3D API:
- DirectX: DirectX 10
- OpenGL: OpenGL 2.1 Ports:
- D-SUB: 1
- DVI: 1
- TV-Out: HDTV / S-Video Out
What does "Form Factor - Low Profile" mean. Does this mean it is a low end card? == I will be getting 32-bit Windows, the cards Memory Interface says 64-bit. Does that mean I can't run the card or is that something else? In summary, does this card look OK to run Win 7? Thanks,

PS == My motherboard manual says "PCI-E slot is fully complaint with PCI-E Base Specification Revision 1.1". -- Is this a problem since Interface of Card says PCI Express 2.0?

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What does "Form Factor - Low Profile" mean. Does this mean it is a low end card?

Low profile means just what it says in comparison to a full size card (also called half-height), not low end (despite the 8400GS being about as low end as you can get). Most low profile cards will come with two mounting brackets; one for a standard ATX case, and one for a slim case.

My motherboard manual says "PCI-E slot is fully complaint with PCI-E Base Specification Revision 1.1". -- Is this a problem since Interface of Card says PCI Express 2.0?

No as the 2.0 cards are backwards compatible with the 1.1 spec.

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Ok so a very simple and short answer Should i upgrade my Ati x1900 XTX to something better and if yes then to what?

A:Should i upgrade my video card?

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My specs hp pavilion a730n with a pentium 4 3.8ghz and 4g of ram with a ati radeon x700 pro with a budget of 600 dollars and space for max 8.5 inches long video. What is the best video card that I could get? thanks for any help

A:video card upgrade

That has a pci-x 16 slot so go for it!
Here is where I would go:

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Hi there...
I recently bought a Gateway NV5332u laptop from best buy and as I have been an avid gamer for most of my life I would love to improve my performance. For the time being my system has Windows 7 64-bit home, an AMD Athlon II x2(2.0ghz) M300, 3 gb ddr 2 RAM (will be upgrading to 4 gb in a week or so), a 320 gb hard drive, and an AMD 880g with Radeon HD4200 graphics processor with 256 mb dedicated video. I know my video does pull from system memory for excess. I was just wondering if there are any reasonably cheap video cards (150 to 200$) that would help improve my performance.

Thank you very much.

A:Looking to upgrade my video card

Are you sure the graphics card is not intergrated. In otherwords Most laptops do not have upgradable Graphics cards, and usually those that do, you would have to buy the Graphics card from the system manufacturer. And looking at the Gateway web site it appears that you may not be able to upgrade your video, but you can install more ram and share more System ram with your video card.

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I have a Radeon X1650 512 MB video card as it is, which gets the job done for most of my games. But some of them I have to run on lower settings and when I check game requirements it is usually the video card that is falling short. So I'm looking to upgrade. I'd prefer something I can get online for less than $100 but I could maybe go a little higher than that. I'd obviously want it to be a significant upgrade.

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Mainboard : Unspecified K8Upgrade-VM800
Chipset : VIA K8M800 (VT8380)
Processor : AMD Athlon 64 3400+ @ 2200 MHz
Physical Memory : 8 MB (1 x 8 DDR-SDRAM )
Video Card : Nvidia Corp GeForce 6200
Hard Disk : HDS728080PLAT20 (82 GB)
DVD-Rom Drive : TSSTcorp CD/DVDW TS-H552U
Monitor Type : MITAC-A17E - 17 inches
Network Card : VT82C570 MV IDE Controller VT6102 Rhine II Fast Ethernet Adapter
Operating System : Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition 5.01.2600 Service Pack 2
DirectX : Version 9.0c (March 2007)
Monitoring Chip : Winbond W83697HF
Voltage CPU : 1.54 V
Aux. : 0.08 V
+3.3V Voltage : 3.31 V
+5V Voltage : 5.05 V
+12V Voltage : 11.13 V
Processor Fan : 3013 rpm
Processor Temperature : 47 C
Mainboard Temperature : 43 C
Monitoring Chip GPU : nVidia Driver + Thermal Diode
GPU Temperature : 48 C
GPU Diode : 48 C
GPU Fan : 100%
Hard Disk Temperature HDS728080PLAT20 : 33 C

Hi there Grateful if you could let me know the best Video Card to upgrade to with the above Specs, I like to play RPG LIKE AOE111 Rome Total War but find the expansion packs to these games are slow and juddering. I have a budget of around100 - 150 MANY THANKS

A:Best Video Card to upgrade to?

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