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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

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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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 there, I have a XPS 720 tower since 2008 and I would like to replace my NVIDIA GTX 8800 video card. I'm running Windows 10 and that's the only change I have done since I bought it. Would you recommend a good video card to replace the old one without creating any comflit within the unit. Would you also have any advice on anything I should be aware of before I go ahead and change it. Thank you in advance.

A:XPS 720 video-card upgrade.

MSI GeForce GTX 950 DirectX 12 GTX 950 2GD5  2GB 128-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16

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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/.

A:Video Card Upgrade help

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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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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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 recently have been looking into getting a better video card to aid with WoW. the one i have now is what came with my computer, and im sure its not very good. The mother board i have now doesnt have a pci-e slot, only 3 pci slots. ive heard video cards that use a pci-e slot are the best. i was wondering if it would be worth my while to buy a new mother board which has a pci-e slot so i could get a video card that uses a pci-e slot.

i really need help with this.

A:Video Card Upgrade

For gaming getting PCIe is the best choice. So yes its worth getting a new motherboard.

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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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I want to upgrade my video card to the Chaintech SA6600 GeForce 6600 AGP 8X 256MB DDR Video Card w/TV-Out & DVI card tomorrow, Will I have to reinstall my O/S or is there a trick too it?

ABS Awesome 3300
--XP Home sp-1 & sp-2
--Aspire Full Tower Case w/ Side Panel Window and 420W PS (Blue)
--AMD Athlon XP 2600+/333 FSB 512K Barton
--Koolance EXOS-AL Liquid Cooling System
--Koolance CPU-300-H06 CPU Cooler
--Gigabyte GA-7NNXP nForce2 Ultra400 Dual Channel DDR (Motherboard)
--Albatron GeForce FX 5200 128MB DDR DVI/TV-out (Video Card)

A:Upgrade Video Card

It should go without saying that you should back up anything critical anyway, but you shouldn't have to reinstall the OS when switching from one nVidia to another. Personally I would uninstall the drivers then switch cards and install newer drivers. Do yourself a favor though and download the latest drivers from nVidia (Chaintech doesn't always send the most current versions with their cards). If you have problems there is a program (can't think of the name right now) that will completely get rid of all of your old drivers so that you can have a fresh install.

Since you say tomorrow I'm assuming it's too late to try and talk you into a 6600GT.

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Hello, I would like to upgrade the video card of my laptop, but I am not familiar with laptops. How do I find out what video cards are compatible with my motherboard? Is it worth it making the upgrade or it is risky? Currently I have a AMD R5 video card. What other advices do you have for me? Thank you in advance.

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A:Video card upgrade

This is a very frequent question and one that does not earn a lot of goodwill, but the truth is there is no way to upgrade your video. Laptops have custom designed motherboards and a lot of the cards that you can insert into a desktop are installed in a laptop by having chips soldered flat onto the motherboard. I mean have you ever seen a desktop video card? How could you possibly put such a thing in a laptop? Some very, very special made gaming and engineering laptops have a slot to put a blg flat video card into but no HP consumer laptop has such a slot. Laptops that have that capability are over $2000 and even then the cards are not freely interchangeable like a desktop. So, the simple answer to your question is that you can't do it. Sorry. 

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Currently, I have a EVGA GTX460 2gig card. I've just started getting back into gaming a bit, and have been playing Crysis (great game BTW). However, my 460 has troubles sticking at full-screen.. and my FPS is averaging between 12 and 25 for the most part. Gaming as it is, I know a video card upgrade is on the horizon soon, so my question is which way to go. With money being the 1st thought ($250-300 range), I figure I have a few options:
1. Buy a 2nd GTX460 card (which would also require a new motherboard [dual SLI], and most likely, another power supply).
2. Overclock my CPU/GPU and hope for the best (I have never OC'd anything in my history).
3. Buy a newer model video card, and keep the MB and PS. I have not had anything other than Nvidia cards for the last 10 years.

Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks

Windows 7 64-bit SP1
AMD Phenom II X6 1055
Asus M4A785TD-M-Evo
16GB Dual-Channel DDR3
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460 2gig
Dual Viewsonic 24in monitors
650W Ultra PS

A:Video card upgrade: What would YOU do?

You still have a decent system. Go for upgrading your GPU. Overclocking will not give you any difference that you will be able to see.

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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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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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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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I have a HP Pavilion Elite HPE-380t  and am looking to buy the 'EVGA GeForce GTX 950 2GB GAMING (DP, HDMI, DVI-I), Silent Cooling Graphics Cards 02G-P4-1952-KR'. Do you see any compatibility issues with this? If so, what would be the best gaming video card I could add to this system?

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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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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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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.

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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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I have an Envy 700-214, with the mother board video output I can see two monitors at once, I trate to install a third monitor and buy a Nvidia Gforce GT730, but when I install the video card the DVI  outlet is dead and the two outlets fron the computer are off, what do i need to do for activate the DVI outlet from the new video card and activate the mother board outlets with the new video card installed

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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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well i have pretty much the same question here i know i have at least 2 pci slots not sure about agp i want to buy the radeon hd 2400 from ati or the hd 2600 i have a max budget of 100 i want to play demandng games such as battlefeild 2142 and 2 and warhmmer mark of chaos which...on a 64 mb integrated graphics....arent exactly ideal...any help would help both me and roses

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I've split you off from the other poster, best to have your own thread.

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I currently have a 3DFX Voodoo5 5500 64MB AGP video card. I upgraded from Windows 98SE to XP Home recently when I built myself a new system. I started from scratch with new hard drives which means I didn't upgrade from 98SE. I had my Voodoo5 5500 set up perfectly with my old system and it ran great with games and videos. When I installed the card into my new system, it has never run like it did on the old system. In fact, I'm only showing 32MB of memory in dxdiag for this card. For the life of me, I don't know, I'm not an expert....yet. Maybe there aren't any drivers specific to XP? If I would've upgraded from 98SE to XP, maybe the drivers would carry over? I have tried drivers from everywhere and my video still isn't the same as it was with 98SE.

I am now thinking of upgrading to a 128MB card. I have a few choices because I got a $130 gift card from Best Buy for Xmas, which prompted the upgrade. I have researched these cards and all seem to have their own flaws, but I don't want to spend too much, under $150. I play games and watch videos, but I would say that I don't do it alot. I'm not hard core, so I don't need too much. Max Payne is my game of choice. Here are the cards I'm considering. They are all in my price range.

- ATI Radeon 9200 128MB DDR AGP
- BFG Asylum GeForce FX 5200 256MB AGP
- eVGA GeForce FX 5200 128MB AGP
- PNY GeForce FX 5200 128MB AGP

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A:Video Card Upgrade/ Please Help

I know this is a wee bit past your limit, but I just did a Pricewatch on an ATI 9600XT (which from what I understand is a pretty sweet card) and it came in at $154 shipped. Might be worth checking out. I'm kind of partial to ATI so maybe we can get some input from nVidia gurus here as well.

BTW, welcome with your first post to TechSpot! :grinthumb

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I'm sure this has been asked before, but I will ask it again and if anyone knows of a thread similar, post a link.

I have a GeForce 4 MX4000 here and my mobo is an MSI K8MMV here . my questions is this: Is it worth buying a really nice AGP card for now? I don't really want to upgrade my mobo cause I would spend to much $$ on it. Is this card good enough, or would getting a GeForce 7000ish be a good idea? I know AGP is going out fast, but would it be fine for several years to come?

A:should I upgrade my video card yet?

AGP is still good, and it may last for quite some time(unlike my PCI card ) Do you have an AGP 4x/8x slot? If not, look for a large, white slot(larger than the modem slot, a PCI slot.) If you do not find one, look for an orange slot. This is an AGP slot. Look inside your computer to find the slots.

P.S: Are you upgrading so you can play games? If so, tell me and I will give you recommendations for those games...

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I want to upgrade from my old 64MB video card to a 128MB video card...preferably a GeForce or a Radeon that runs around $50-$70...Any suggestions?

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one of these will do.


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My son would like to upgrade his video card to a RX480, after upgrading the power supply will it fit and work?if not what size limitations does it have to meet?Thank you in advance

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I have an AMD Athlon XP 2800+ CPU. Two years ago, I purchased a Nvidia GForce FX 5500 128mbs AGP Vid Card.

Everthing is fine, but getting ansty about buying a new PC. This one is a Compaq Presario SR1124NX. Rather than purchase a new computer, I am wondering if I should spend a few bucks on a newer card? The CPU will stay as is, and my RAM is 1gig.

Any suggestions?

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it depends on what you want to do with it. If you do a little gaming, a new graphics card should be all you need, a 7900gt, or 7600 would be good. If you are a serious gamer, then you might want to think about uprgading, but wouldn't be completly neccesary

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I currently got a ATi RAdeon 9800 pro 128 mb and I want to upgrade to a better video card. Can anyone recommend any from newegg.com?

Also, the video card has to be AGP. And my buget is 300 $.

Also, i dont care if is a nvidia or ati.

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