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July 19, 2010 9:50:47 AM

Hello i am using a Dell Optiplex GX280 with a pentium 4 processer 1gb of ram and the factory onboard graphics card.
i want to upgrade my graphics card but i am not sure what will be compatible with my system as the PCI express is only 1.0
can anyone help pls

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a c 153 U Graphics card
July 19, 2010 9:57:17 AM

Any PCI-e 2.0 card will work in your system. power supply permitting.
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July 19, 2010 10:04:06 AM

thats what i thought but so i looked around and i had been told that a Nvidia 9400gt would work fine but when i installed both my fans started running on full and that was before i even turned my computer on for some reason it did not like it and would not boot up
can you suggest any other compatible cards
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a c 153 U Graphics card
July 19, 2010 10:16:54 AM

The 9400GT is compatible, its not a compatibility problem. What power supply do you have?

Also it sounds like you had your computer plugged while you were configuring hardware, you should leave it unplugged.
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July 19, 2010 2:28:32 PM

No i fully switched off and unplugged the tower before i tried installing it. Am using the standard uk based 230v power supply that came with the system

i have just checked my power supply wattage and it says its 250w
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a c 271 U Graphics card
July 19, 2010 2:37:19 PM

What GPU were you using before? If it's an onboard one, do you have to turn it off manually or does it auto detect a discrete card?
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July 19, 2010 2:42:53 PM

i was using an onboard GPU did not even try to turn it on and change the bios setting due to the immense speed that the cooling fans were running as i dont want to blow my system
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