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HOW DO I SWITCH FROM INTEL TO NVIDIA

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April 22, 2012 2:47:55 AM

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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April 22, 2012 4:56:31 AM

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?
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April 22, 2012 5:12:17 AM

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
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April 22, 2012 5:17:30 AM

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
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April 22, 2012 7:04:44 PM

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.
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April 23, 2012 2:00:06 AM

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
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April 23, 2012 8:37:08 AM

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
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April 24, 2012 8:47:13 AM

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

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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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