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#1 ravepunk

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Posted 12 March 2005 - 08:48 PM

i have a dell computer 2400 xp home edition, im having trouble playing a game and i need a new video card, the people at steam powered.com say that since dells have integrated gfx cards, i cant replace it, or i can but my computer wont be compatible with it please help me!

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Posted 13 March 2005 - 10:57 AM

I haven't worked on a 2400 but in most instances of on-board video cards you can disable them in the system bios and then install a graphics card of your choice. You should look on your board for an AGP slot that will accept a new graphics card (it will be a brown slot). If you are unfamiliar with how to perform this you might want to have a computer shop do this for you.

Additioanlly, depending on whether the computer is still under warranty or not, opening the case and add/removing components usually voids the warranty. Your choice.

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Posted 13 March 2005 - 11:13 AM

You might want to look around locally for your video card. Some companies may offer free installation as long as you purchase it from them.

As far as your computer not being 'allowed' to have your video card upgraded, it is unlikely. Most (OK, about 99%) of the newer computers have AGP and PCI slots. These are the ones you would use for your video card. In some Dell computers, they already install a video card in one of these slots. If this is the case, it would not show up as integrated.

Incidently, how much are you willing to spend?
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Posted 13 March 2005 - 01:09 PM

well ive alread found some cards at dell.com that will work that are a bout 50-70 bucks that will work fine, instead of buying those $400 ones

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Posted 13 March 2005 - 01:17 PM

also for dell computers, you can only buy dell owned graphics cards so

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Posted 13 March 2005 - 01:20 PM

Anything from Dell, you can find elsewhere, for cheaper.
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