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Dell Dimension 3100 Graphics Card Upgrade


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#1 WalkerPritchard

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Posted 02 August 2010 - 06:43 AM

Hi All,

I have a Dell Dimension 3100 and would like to upgrade the Graphics.

Please correct me if i am wrong!

It has 1no PCI - Express x1 & 2no PCI 16x.

However after looking around it appears that the ports are the wrong direction to the cards?

Can you let me know if this is the case and if so are there any Cards that will fit ?


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Mark

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Posted 02 August 2010 - 08:12 AM

s there any way we could see a picture of the inside of the case?

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Posted 02 August 2010 - 09:35 AM

You have no real upgrade path to anything modern. No AGP, and no PCIE16X sees to that. The only option is a PCI card or possibly a PCIE1X card.

PCIEX1- http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList....%20Express%20x1

PCI- http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList....=1&name=PCI

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Posted 02 August 2010 - 09:46 AM

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#5 WalkerPritchard

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Posted 02 August 2010 - 10:20 AM

Would this card work?

PNY NVIDIA GeForce 8400GS 512MB PCI VGA/DVI-I

EBAY: http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/PNY-NVIDIA-GeForce-8...=item35aab634b8

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http://www.microdirect.co.uk/Home/Product/41943

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Posted 03 August 2010 - 06:33 AM

I don't see a problem. It is only a ~30 watt card so it should not stress your PSU too much.

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