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Old 03-11-2011, 12:31 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hello, brand new to this site but i figured the only way to get solid information before purchasing the wrong card is to consult with a panel of enthused techs. i have a Dell Dimension E310, i upgraded the memory to 2GB about 6 months ago and that helped a bit for gaming, but the new games that are coming out are requiring more and more graphics quality and video memory and such. i was looking for any information regarding upgrading my video card WITHOUT having to upgrade my PSU. my current one is from what i can tell 230w, standard for a E310, and i believe i have a PCI slot but im not completely sure. any information is greatly appreciated.
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Old 03-11-2011, 12:54 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Side Note: i do know its considered a waste of time and money to upgrade this computer but its cheaper then buying a new setup. this is just to get by till i can afford a new one. also i took a pic of the slots in my unit so you guys can see what im working with.

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Saddly I think you're close to being SOL.

Youyre looking at 40 pus dollars for a really old card.

Newegg has an ati 9250 for $40 that might work, it claims 250W
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thanks patonb, appreciate the effort.
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You could try one of ati's x1300's, i just bought one off ebay for like $27 and it works fine with the 300w psu in an old dell dimension 2400 i had lying around, so far i've only played counter strike on it but for only having 512mb of system memory it did pretty good.
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Yea I have the same computer, I've had it since 2006 and its really starting to bug me. I upgraded the ram and graphics card in 2008 but it still lags way to much on games. Thats why im building a new one in a week or two! I recommend doing the same, because this computer won't go much further with games.
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