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Old 02-11-2009, 11:35 AM   #11 (permalink)
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He doesn't really need an upgrade persay, but he wants to use dual monitors. He mainly plays online poker and older games, so the graphics card he has does what it needs to...just doesn't support dual monitors because its onboard.
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in that case something like this will be fine.
Newegg.com - Galaxy 84GEE6HDFEXN GeForce 8400 GS 256MB 64-bit GDDR2 PCI Express x16 Low Profile Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards

...as long as yuo are positive it has a PCI-E slot
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Awesome. Really appreciate the advice.

I Just want to make sure that Galaxy card is better, or the same performance, as his Integrated Intel® GMA X4500HD Graphics, and also that his 250W power supply will work for it? If those 2 criteria are met, then I think ill go with that Galaxy...
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Yea, the 8400gs is significantly better than x4500. Looking at the Slim's specs it does have a x16 PCI-E slot. And the power supply should be able to handle it.
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Old 02-11-2009, 12:26 PM   #15 (permalink)
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thanks guys. I was thinking about going for this one for a bit more upgrade

Newegg.com - SAPPHIRE 100252L Radeon HD 4550 512MB 64-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Low Profile Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards

the newegg reviews say it should work with a 250W psu from Dell...

would this be a better choice?
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It sounds like for what he does he wouldn't notice any performance difference between the two, it's more expensive and not in stock.

I'd just stick with the 8400gs
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Will do. Thanks for all the help!
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