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So took it off an the pc load up just fine can anyone please help me I lost. Bus Clock: 533 megahertz BIOS: Dell Computer Corporation A02 11/08/2004 Drives Memory Modules c,d 36.04 Gigabytes Usable Hard Drive Capacity 18.65 Gigabytes Hard Drive Free Space SONY CD-RW CRX216E [CD-ROM drive] SONY DVD-ROM DDU1615 [CD-ROM drive] WDC WD400BB-75JHC0 [Hard drive] (40.00 GB) -- drive 0, SMART Status: Healthy 1022 Megabytes Usable Installed Memory Slot 'DIMM_1' has 1024 MB Slot 'DIMM_2' is Empty Local Drive Volumes c: (NTFS on drive 0) 36.04 GB 18.65 GB free Network Drives None detected Users (mouse over user name for details) Printers local user accounts last logon Administrator 8/29/2008 11:15:08 PM (admin) CHUI 9/28/2009 1:45:40 PM (admin) local system accounts Guest never HelpAssistant never SUPPORT_388945a0 never Marks a disabled account; Marks a locked account Amyuni PDF Converter 2.07 on \\XPDELL1300\Printer Amyuni PDF Converter 2.07 on LPT1: Lexmark Print-2-Fax Printer on \\XPDELL1300\Printer2 Microsoft Shared Fax Driver on SHRFAX: Microsoft XPS Document Writer on XPSPort: Controllers Display Standard floppy disk controller Intel(R) 82801EB Ultra ATA Storage Controllers Primary IDE Channel [Controller] Secondary IDE Channel [Controller] Intel(R) 82865G Graphics Controller [Display adapter] DELL E153FP [Monitor] (14.9"vis, s/n Y441353D3MGL, April 2005) Bus Adapters Multimedia Intel(R) 82801EB USB Universal Host Controller - 24D2 Intel(R) 82801EB USB Universal Host Controller - 24D4 Intel(R) 82801EB USB Universal Host Controller - 24DE Intel(R) 82801EB USB2 Enhanced Host Controller - 24DD SoundMAX Integrated Digital Audio Unimodem Half-Duplex Audio Device   You said you "put it in" I hate to ask a stupid question but did you run the installation CD/DVD that came with it? -- Andy  

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Dell Dimension 3000 graphics upgrade

i am thinking of upgrading my dell dimension 3000 to a HIS ATI RADEON HD4350 512MB PCI 4350 graphics card

would this card be compatible with my computer? on the dell website it says that the D3000 has a maximum 32-bit graphics option but this new card is 64-bit. i know the dell is old and shitty but i just want to get some good, faster graphics on it for a little bit of gaming. would it work?

cheers, if you need specs i can put them up later

All you need do is check that your PC matches the minimum, or better, system specs at the bottom of this page.

Dell Dimension 3000 PCI graphics upgrade?

Stay away from the Geforce FX 5200 256mb or the Radeon 9250 256mb as both are old and not going to help u much.

My PC spec is:

Operating System: Windows XP Home Edition Service Pack 2
System Model: Dimension 3000
BIOS: Phoenix ROM BIOS PLUS Version 1.10 A02
Processor: Intel(R) Celeron(R) CPU 2.66GHz
Memory: 254MB RAM (Will be upgrading to 1Gb soon!!)DirectX Version: DirectX 9.0c (4.09.0000.0904)
DVD drive: Model: TEAC DVD+RW DV-W58E
Graphics: Intel(R) 82865G Graphics Controller
HD: 80Gb
Networking: Linksys Dual-Band Wireless A+G PCI Adapter ver 1.2
PSU: 250w

Can't find info on MOBO spec. I've read a number of forums and reviews and heard good stuff about the Geforce 6200, and also a bit about the Radeon x1550. I'm not looking to spend loads, and will prob just look out for one on ebay if I can.

Im currently looking to upgrade my dell dimension 3000 from integrated graphics by getting a pci card. If you could recommend which card would be best suited would greatly appreciate it. How annoying. The Machine has 3 PCI ports i think.

Any help would be greatly appreciated. Looking on ebay I also found these:

Geforce FX 5200 256mb - £25.99 buy it now price

Radeon 9250 256mb - £17.50 current bid price

I would post links but not allowed as my post count is too low. It's neatly tucked in corner of room and couldn't be bothered with hassle of getting at it to open ...

Dell dimension 3000 graphics card!

Graphics card for Dell Dimension 3000

Or is my memory fading.

Any suggestions of what to do? Is the card not compatible?

It has been a while since I had my hands in a Dimension 3000, but as I recall, that machine only will accept PCI graphics cards.

The ATI Radeon 7000 is/was an AGP card, designed for older MacIntosh AGP 4X boards.

I bought a ATI Radeon 7000, installed it in my Dell Dimension 3000, and the PC won't boot. Does your Dell have an AGP slot?

Dell dimension 3000, best PCI graphics card?

I dont know what the wat of my power supply is but was wondering what the best possible pci card i can get for this? is the radeon x1550 the best pci card out there?

Hey guys.

I have a dell dimension 3000 2.4 ghx celeron with 1 gb of ram... Unfortunetly the onboard graphic card is soooo slow it cant run anything!!!

PCI graphics card for Dell Dimension 3000

After looking through lots of forums and the dell site it seems I might just need a new graphics card as the inbuilt one possibly can't support the required resolution (1920x1080), I'm stuck on 1280x1024 which is the maximum. Any help would be greatly appreciated! I've found out the computer, a dell dimension 3000, only has PCI slots, no PCI-E or AGP, so I'm quite limited on what graphics card I can get. I've recently bought a new monitor, dell S2309W, but unfortunately I can't get the resolution on my computer so I'm stuck with a super stretched screen.

Pretty annoying. Does anyone have any recommendations on what will fix my monitor resolution problem?

Dell Dimension 3000 - Suggestions for Graphics Upgrade

if so, results? Apparently Nvidia cards on the order of Fx 5600, 5700LE are pretty good cards as far as PCi is concerned. RandyH

Dimension 3000
Processor - Pentium 4 3.0 GHz
Processor Speed - 2.92 GHz
RAM - 512 MB
OS - Windows XP Home
OS version - 5.1.2600
Int. Those would be a good match for your system.

Brand new to the forum - bear with me if this has been bounced around before.I knew when I purchased the Dimension 3000 that it was not a "gamer's" machine but still I am disappointed with its graphic capabilities. If I upgrade I will probably have retailer install as I am not that comfortable with the idea of trying it myself. am I correct in assuming that even with only PCI card upgrade, it will be a big improvement over onboard graphics? (Intel Extreme Graphics2 82865G). Not easy to find here in Winnipeg, Canada, but I'm looking.

What I'm wondering is if there are any Dell owners with similar PC's who may have gone this route? I understand that my only option to improve the graphics short of changing motherboard, etc is to upgrade with a PCI card. Any help/comments/suggestions would be appreciated.

Id also get a 256mb card if you can afford it. Radeon 9800 Pro's and XT's have gone down in price lately. A PCI card will be a big improvement over onboard graphics but unless you can find a FX5700 SE, the other PCI video cards arent going to work well for newer games.


Adding graphics card to Dell Dimension 3000

and once I do disable if possiable THEN do I plug the monitor into the new card? I think there is some conflict between the "onboard" one and the installed one I want to use. Is there a way to "disable" an onboard graphics card?

I have a dell dimension 3000 pent 4 windows XP.

If you haven't got it then visit the dell website.


Your manual will tell you how to disable your onboard graphics. The current graphics card appears to be "onboard" my son is having problems playing some games and I was told I could add a better graphics card. Not knowing a whole lot about computers, I purchased a BFG Tech Nvidia 6200OC graphics card.

I put it in an available slot in the computer and attempted to install it, messages appear it is working properly but....

Dell Dimension 3000 graphics card update

At the moment I have a Nvidia GeForce FX 5500 graphics card installed to help with gaming. If you have any other recommended graphics cards that may work with my pc please let me know. When it comes to gaming, it is outperformed by my old 1.4 GHz Athlon XP - 512 RAM - Geforce Ti-4200 [64mb], simply because the older computer has an AGP video slot ... the PCI bus is a VERY limiting factor.

I also have a Dimension 3000 : P4 2.8 GHz - 768mb RAM, with a Geforce 6200 [256mb ddr2] PCI card. I am also upgrading my RAM form 512MB to 2GB if this helps in any way. I am interested in purchasing a new graphics card and was wondering if, in particular if a Nvidia 9600 GT graphics card will fit and comply with my computer.

Help Upgrading Dell Dimension 3000- motherboard and graphics card

all you need for a full blown c2d system is DDR2 RAM. I'd recommend you getting at least a 400W. Anyway I have a dell dimension 3000 and here are the specs:

pentium 4 3.0 ghz

geforce fx5500 pci graphics card

1 gb ram

200gb maxtor hard drive

250 watt powersupply

I am unsure what brand of motherboard is in it, but it is the standard 2005 dell dimension 3000 board. Of course, if you decide to switch over to PCIe, you may still be able to use your RAM by getting the E4300, coupled with a board which will support DDR RAM and PCIe 16x.

Of course, I'd recommend going all the way, but I'm aware of budget restriants... That should do the trick unless you're going to spend quite abit on your graphics card...

Even then you'd be paying a premium for the AGP8X versions of those cards. Upgrading your graphics will see a performance increase, but don't bet on a really huge one.

It shouldn't come out to be much more expensive this way, because the savings from your graphics card (PCIe versions are alot cheaper) would go into the new processor. I found 6 motherboards that I am pretty sure will work.[]=15:278/popup5[]=30:342/popup4[]=15:22 Does anyone have any suggestions on which mother...

Graphic Card upgrade in a Dell Dimension 3000?

I read an article that says that you cannot upgrade the integrated graphic card because the motherboard has no AGP or PCI-e slot. Is this true or is there a way to upgrade the graphics? So, a pci graphics card upgrade is possible and would be far better than your current onboard graphics chip. Take a look at this excellent thread HERE.

While it is true your computer doesn`t have AGP or pci-e slots, it does have 3 pci slots. Regards Howard :wave: :wave:

DELL DIMENSION 5150c-Graphics Card Upgrade

As this card is £100 I would like to know if it works before I buy it. All I'd really like to know is if there would be any compatability issues with that card, even though my motherboard has two PCI-e slots.
My dell dimension 5150c is low-profile and it has been hard to find a PCI-e graphics card for it that would fit into a low profile system (and supplied with a half-height bracket) so far I've only found a couple of options - the strongest being an ATI Sapphire Radeon X1600PRO HDMI - which you can find out about here: click here.

Want to Upgrade graphics card for Dell Dimension 4700

I've looked at the ATI AIW X1900, which looks great, but requires 30 Amps of power; my measly dell power supply only provides 18 Amps on the +12V rail. PCI-e interface; currently have a Radeon X300SE (ouch). Are there some bargains to be had in my price range? Advice, suggestions, articles appreciated.

Check out this card:

Also, your power supply will not work with these high powered cards.

I know the X1900 and 7900GT are some of the better cards out there, but the two lowest priced cards in my price range either won't work or have some questionable reviews. I'd like to pose the same question, with a limit of $230 street value.

A Previous Post asked the same question, but limited it to $100 and was asked 6 months ago.

Some good reliable brands are Enermax, Fortron, thermaltake, and Antec.

Plus it is 10" long; I haven't looked since the power supply won't handle it, but it might be too long too. At NewEgg for $229.99. Stability is VERY important to me, in addition to a good video card for a good price.

The XFX GeForce 7900 GT (470MHz) 256MB (PV-T71G-UDF7) is available at NewEgg for $224.99 after rebates. The Customer Reviews paint a 50%-of-the-time ugly picture with lockups/freezing/bluescreens though.

Dell Dimension 8300 Graphics Card Upgrade

I do a fair amount of gaming, not a great deal but I do enjoy a higher performance, I also recently got BioShock which I was looking forward too but requires a higher performance card. Dell psu's are NOT among the best by far. I do tend to prefer nVidia cards but am in no way constrained by that.

They also use their own wiring so you cant just buy any old psu and throw it in.

Does anyone have any idea on what cards would be compatible with my system and any recommendations on what would be the best fit. I'm happy to spend a little more for that added performance, I would rather get something better now and not have to upgrade again for a while.

Graphics card upgrade for Dell Dimension 5150

I pre-ordered Windows 7 but the Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor says my onboard graphics adapter won't support the Windows Aero User Interface. I don't play games on my PC but I would like all the fancy visual features of Windows 7. Legacy Display Driver

will be about it for a driver.

If it doesn't work and you still want to get a card let us know and we can recommend something. Marty welcome to the forums. How do I go about choosing a graphics card that will do the job for me? If nothing else according to the specs for your Dell,

Dimension 5150 Desktop Product Details

you have a PCI-E 16x slot, which is good.

I have a Dell Dimension 5150 which runs XP Home and is 3 years old. There is a good possibility that it will work (the upgrade advisor for the most part is a piece of junk, I have seen it flag components as unsupported when I know full well that it is). Once you get 7 installed this,

ATI Catalyst? Before buying a new card, wait until you get Windows 7 and install it.

It only has a 305W power supply which isn't so good, but there are still lots of cards that will be OK on it.

Graphics card upgrade [Dell dimension 4600]

Dell Dimension 4600
Windows XP Home Edition
Intel Pentium 4
Intel 82865G Graphics Controller
Service Tag: DH7VV31 (Don't know if this helps)

This is a pretty stock computer that is used by my parents. Other than that,it does have an 8X AGP graphics card slot for
an upgrade.

I have no idea as to how to go about selecting a compatible card.

It isn't used for much more than browsing the internet and watching/listening to multimedia. Any help would be greatly appreciated. I am interested in getting a graphics card powerful enough that will increase the max supported resolution and provide enough graphics processing to handle multimedia tasks easily. I don't want a card that requires a new PSU in order to work.

They recently purchased a new monitor that has a 1600x900 native resolution, but the max supported resolution by the system is 1280x768. That 250 watt power supply is probably just enough for what it
is running now. After upgrading the drivers for the monitor and the graphics controller, nothing has changed.

Dell Dimension E310 Graphics Card Upgrade

I looked up my computers specifications on the web, and it said that it has 1 PCI x1, and 2 PCI

My question is: Is it possible for me to upgrade my graphics card on this computer?

I have a Dell Dimension E310 computer
It has a Intel 82915G/GV/910GL Express Chipset
Intel Pentium 4 CPU 2.80GHz

I would like to upgrade the graphics card to support the game Portal and the upcoming Spore. According to the Spore website, for it I will need:
A 128 MB Video Card, with support for Pixel Shader 2.0

And according to Valve's Steam website, Portal requires:
DirectX® 8 level Graphics Card

The Portal one is slightly vague, but I know for sure that my normal graphics card does not work.

You might need a new psu as well..But that card should play Portal perfectly..

Dell Dimension 8300 Graphics Card upgrade problem

Now, for some reason, I only see the color BLUE on my screen... Vista Ultimate 32bit

I upgraded the FX5200 to a 512mb Radeon HD 2600 Pro. What did I do wrong?

I recently upgraded my 8300's graphics card, and it is causing problems...

I uninstalled the Nvidia drivers, powered down, swapped cards, and then installed the ATI drivers. in the BIOS, in Vista... Can I fix it?

Did you use the ATI driver disc or did you go to the AMD/ATI support site to obtain the drivers?

Original Specs:
Dimension 8300
3GHz P4 HT 1mb L2
1.5gb RAM
305w PSU
Nvidia GeForce FX5200 (128mb). everywhere.

Graphics Card Upgrade for Dell Inspiron All In One 24 3000 model 3455

There are no upgrades for Graphics on an all in one.

Dell Dimension 3000 graphics

I decided to buy a nvidia ge force fx5500 graphics card for my Dell Dimension 3000 which has the Intel Extreme 2 chip fitted.The one problem is I cannot get anything at all on the monitor.This is the procedure I carried out:-I disabled the onboard graphics via device manager.Rebooted then set the primary video controller to auto on the set up screen then power up with the driver cd in the drive and the monitor just stays on standby.What am I doing wrong? is it seated correctly?try in a different pci/pci-e slot

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