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Recommend a Graphics card upgrade


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#1 vdotmatrix

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Posted 26 January 2012 - 08:40 PM

I have a Dell XPS 410, 4gb Ram, and I currently have a nvidia geforce 7900gs card that came with it, xp-pro/SP3.

Can someone please recommend a compatible upgrade to this graphics card for my system.

My only other requirement would be able to use dual monitors.
thanks in advance.

Edited by hamluis, 27 January 2012 - 11:07 AM.
Moved from XP to System Building/Upgrading.


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Posted 27 January 2012 - 11:06 AM

Specs

Upgrade for what purpose, please?

Louis

Edited by hamluis, 27 January 2012 - 11:07 AM.


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Posted 27 January 2012 - 11:41 AM

Specs

Upgrade for what purpose, please?

Louis


Ah the root of my problem!!! THANK YOU LOUIS!

I have dual monitors one is a new NEC EA231wmi and the DELL unltrasharp that came with the XPS 410.

For the longest time i was able to use dual monitors. Then, The DELL wouldn't fire up.

So when I am processing images, I have to do most from one monitor. So today, I am greeted with BOTH monitors making an appearance. The Dell fires up when it wants and even by going into the nvidia GUI, I can't even force the monitor to be detected.

So, being the rocket scientist that I am I go to this board thinking I should just upgrade my graphics card a little because surely any upgrade for this older system that works just fine for me can't be more than a hundred bucks ....

Is this sound reasoning or should I be trouble shooting a different angle?

Thanks for your response!!!

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Posted 28 January 2012 - 09:45 AM

We seem to have a language issue, are you using an automatic translator?

Are you saying, the issue is both of your screens display the same image?
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Posted 28 January 2012 - 10:06 AM

We seem to have a language issue, are you using an automatic translator?

Are you saying, the issue is both of your screens display the same image?

No I have it set for horizontal....so it is like a giant monitor left and right halves but the issue is the DELL monitor ( on the right) now only is detected whenever it feels like it and I suspect it is a graphics card issue? Or could it be? Like for the last 3 days everything is working just fine. But wait until I have important work to be done.




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