I have a Dell Inspiron 3847 desktop from 2014. Haswell chipset and everything.
It has an Intel HD Graphics 4600 video card - an integrated card, which is making me swear right about now.
Reason? It only has 128 MB of video memory. Newer software seems to want 512 MB minimum.
As you answer my questions, please keep in mind that: A. I'm disabled IRL, and B. I can't really get help (say to open the case) until I actually get a new video card. At that point I can beg for help, but not really beforehand.
Questions I have:
1. Is it even possible to add in a second video card to a machine like this? I know I need a maximum card length of 8.4 inches or less (which is frustrating when searching on newegg, for example, because the interface doesn't seem to do "max card length means the option should include shorter cards"), but would I need to switch out the motherboard/etc? This computer is also used for a work-from-home job, so I can't be down too long, and budget is a definite concern.
2. Will I need to upgrade the PSU?
3. I've looked over what Dell lists as compatible GPUs and...yeah, OK, I'm lost....Heeeellp? Anybody able to point the way to a good buyer's guide on graphics cards nowadays?