HOW DO I SWITCH FROM INTEL TO NVIDIA

Hello,
I have a full size Dell 745 tower XP Pro- with 2GB memory, 160G hard drive. Has the old Intel (R) Q965/Q963 Express Chip Set - 256MB. Chip type Intel (R) GMA 3000. Way to small. My new Viewsonic VX2233wm 22 inch monitor is suffering big time. Hardly gets full screen and not a pretty site. Please tell me there is a Nvidia video/graphics card I can upgrade to, that my grandson can play some games on when he comes to visit. I'm hoping there is a snap in Nvidia upgrade I can install myself.
This is for my family computer (everyone can use). My personal computer has a Nvidia video card nd I love the clarity and performance.
Appreciate any response..Thank you

Grandpa Ron
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  1. Emerald said:


    Mine looks like the mini tower. It is 16" tall - 17 " deep - approx 7 " wide. It's a full size desktop tower & only stands upright..
  2. in theory yes; however, by changing to one of the nowadays available video cards you might also have to change your power supply since you only have a 300W power supply.

    almost all video cards require 400W and above

    what kind of games?
  3. More information on my tower:

    Windows XP Professional Processor Type: Intel Core 2 Duo 2.4 GHz
    Network Card Processor Speed: 2.40 GHz
    2.0 GB Hard Drive Capacity: 160 GB
    Intel Core 2 Duo
    800 D02 FOO Intel (R) Q965/Q963 Express Chipset Family (NoD8)
    800 D02 FO1 Intel (R) Q965/Q963 Express Chipset Family (NoD8)
    Motherboard Shuttle AN35 (N) Ultra
    Motherboard ID 12/5/2003 - AN35-6A61-BH2BC-00
    Motherboard chipset nForce2 U400
    Motherboard size 240mm by 300mm
    CPU sockets/slots - 1
    Expansion slots - 5 CPI 1 AGP
  4. Games.. No high power games just simple internet games We're definately not trying for a gaming pc. Just good appearance on the new Viewsonic 22 inch widescreen I bought. Not looking for a maximum upgrade, just a good upgrade for good computing and good colordefinition.

    Appreciate the help

    Ron
  5. something is not quite right here you are listing an AMD motherboard and an Intel CPU.

    if this is an OptiPlex 745 with the original motherboard, it should have a PCIe x16 and not an AGP slot for the video card.
  6. Emerald said:
    something is not quite right here you are listing an AMD motherboard and an Intel CPU.

    if this is an OptiPlex 745 with the original motherboard, it should have a PCIe x16 and not an AGP slot for the video card.



    Emerald,

    My apology, I have summary notes from two different pc's. My error. It is a original Optiplex 745.

    Ron
  7. i would go with
    GeForce GT 520 1025MB GDDR3
    or
    GeForce 210 1024MB GDDR3
    as long as you not wanting to do any heavy gaming
  8. mrfatbox said:
    i would go with
    GeForce GT 520 1025MB GDDR3
    or
    GeForce 210 1024MB GDDR3
    as long as you not wanting to do any heavy gaming

    _______________________________

    I appreciate the help - thank you. No heavy gaming at all. I will get a GE Force GT 520 1025MB GDDR3. You guys are great !

    Ron
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