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Dell xps 400 video card upgrade mostly for hulu, streaming and photos

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: ASAP
BUDGET RANGE: $60-75.00

USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: just need it for hulu, streaming, and photoshop.

CURRENT GPU AND POWER SUPPLY: dell xps 400 stock 375 watt i believe

OTHER RELEVANT SYSTEM SPECS: stock dell xps 400 dont have the comp here sorry for the lack of info

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: doesnt matter

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: U.S. So Cal

PARTS PREFERENCES: none

OVERCLOCKING: No

SLI OR CROSSFIRE: No

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1280x1024

Hi sorry for another xps 400 thread but most of them want the vid card for gaming which I dont want it for i just need a good replacement-upgrade since my stock one is done for..i was looking at this one it has a lot of good reviews and even a xps 400 user bought one another reviewer said it helped with hulu streaming which i use alot on my moms laptop here's teh card EVGA 01G-P3-N945-LR GeForce 9400 GT 1GB DDR2 PCI-E 2.0 Graphics Card
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  1. that card is so-so...
    this ones cheaper and better
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130378
  2. Best answer
    an Nvidia 9400GT or ATI 4350/4550 will handle all your needs like the one you linked or this one

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150484&cm_re=4550-_-14-150-484-_-Product
  3. ^+1
    Yeah, for just doing hulu, streaming, and photoshop, that card is more than enough...
  4. that card does look better ct1615 but do you think this one is better than the xfx?

    http://www.amazon.com/Sapphire-Radeon-HD4550-PCI-Express-100252HDMI/dp/B001SJLLTQ/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1274227667&sr=8-1

    it's a sapphire and it's ddr3 does that matter? and is the sapphire one compatible with my dell xps 400?
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  6. thisking said:


    that card will work just as well
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