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Can I upgrade my internal graphics card???

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#1 Maniac6521


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Posted 03 February 2010 - 07:51 PM

I was looking to upgrade my graphics card, and it turns out that there is no slot for it in my computer. Is it possible to upgrade this anyways? I did notice that there is a little rectangle on my motherboard where it looks like I can install the pins into it. I just want to know if I can put the pins in my computer, and what kind of graphics card I need to get. Also, I still have my old computer which has the same basic setup, and was wondering if I could take the pins out of it and put them in this one. My computer is a Dell, and the service tag is FHKQW31 if it helps.

The "rectangle" is shown just above the three PCI slots.
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#2 ReviverSoft


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Posted 03 February 2010 - 08:27 PM

Those look like standard PCI slots, so you can add a PCI Video card to the system.

Newegg - PCI Video Cards

Although these cards might offer better performance compared to the onboard graphics chipset, the memory bandwidth provided by a PCI slot isn't great. Lowest among the types of expansion slots that exist.

You might also need to get a good 300W+ power supply(PSU), depending on the video card you choose.
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Posted 03 February 2010 - 08:38 PM

Thanks a lot! I got the answer i needed :thumbsup:

Edited by Maniac6521, 03 February 2010 - 09:08 PM.

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