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Upgrading my video card


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#1 Ihatevirusesalot

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Posted 21 March 2011 - 10:08 PM

Hello, I want to upgrade my video card on my computer but I'm not familiar with doing this. All of my specs I found here http://www.dell.com/downloads/us/products/optix/gx270_spec.pdf . I'm not even one hundred percent sure that I can even upgrade my video card because people told me that I have an integrated one. My video card is a Intel® 82865G Graphics Controller, I know it sucks! That's why I want to upgrade it, I'm running Windows XP. Thank you.

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Posted 21 March 2011 - 10:41 PM

Your link above does not work you have a period in the URL at the end.

Here is the corrected link.

http://www.dell.com/downloads/us/products/optix/gx270_spec.pdf

There is a GX270n as well, but you did not specify if yours is the n model or not.

Here is the support page for your computer.

http://support.dell.com/support/downloads/driverslist.aspx?c=us&cs=19&l=en&s=dhs&ServiceTag=&SystemID=PLX_PNT_CEL_GX270&os=WW1&osl=en&catid=&impid=

Owners manual links.

http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/opgx270/en/index.htm


Adding an ADD-ON Video card link.

http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/opgx270/en/ug/sdagp.htm

Computer specs.

http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/opgx270/en/ug/specs.htm

Your computer will support an AGP 2.0 Video card

It does NOT have PCI-E slots for video cards or any other hardware for that matter.

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Posted 21 March 2011 - 10:43 PM

so get agp and turn off the onboard video.

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Posted 21 March 2011 - 10:51 PM

so get agp and turn off the on-board video.

That is the best bet.

Shop around for an AGP 2.0 specification type video card, your system may be in all likely hood a LOW-PROFILE type computer system.

This means the video card you purchase has to be a LOW_PROFILE card, it simply means your video card has to be the correct height for it to fit into the computer case, purchasing a full-profile card will not fit inside your computer tower.

Some AGP video cards are universal, they can be put into either type of system, they simply come with two different types of computer case slot mounting brackets. One for high profile and one for low profile systems.

Hope this helps.

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Posted 21 March 2011 - 10:56 PM

Thank you for your fast replies I appreciate it. I will definitely do this. Do you have a suggestion for a decent one to buy for my computer?

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Posted 21 March 2011 - 11:30 PM

This is the video card I have.

GeForce 6 Series (AGP 6200 512 MB nVidia GeForce Graphics card.)


http://www3.pny.com/category_buymulti.aspx?Category_ID=15

Price is around $50.00 USD

You can check that site out for other AGP video cards.

Check out http://www.newegg.com for AGP video cards or try http://www.eBay.com for auctions on cheap cards.

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Posted 22 March 2011 - 12:01 AM

The 6200 is not a bad card!

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Posted 22 March 2011 - 10:41 PM

What exactly are you going to be using a new card for? If you are going for a newer card, some of them do have power requirements.

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Posted 23 March 2011 - 12:47 AM

If it is a small mini-tower has 250W, a small desktop has 210W or a small form factor has a 160W.

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