Was wanting to replace my Video Card in my Dell XPS 420 from the Nvidia Geforce 8800 GT it came with to a EVGA 01G-P3-1450-TR GeForce GTS 450 FPB Video Card - 1024MB GDDR5, PCI-Express 2.0, Dual DVI, Mini HDMI, SLI, DirectX 11, Fermi, FREE Performance Boost Overclock to 822MHz. I tried to get answers from Dell if it is compatible but all they tried to do was sell me a different Video Card hehe... From the looks of the card it seems it will fit perfectly but since Im a total noob with computers I just wanted to pick some peoples brains : )
Oh wow!!! Excellent! Well I play Warhammer Online <well I was> since release and all of a sudden when I go into game the thing freezes up on me and gets all pixel like and the sound kinda stutters ya know? Then in order for me to do anything I have to press the button on my tower in order to start the computer again. It will run fine if I am browsing and listening to the Media Player but as soon as I try to play Warhammer it freezes up. Also no problem watching movies and such, it only happens when I try to play my game One of my guildmates said I may want to upgrade my memory also but Im pretty much clueless hehe... By the way thank you for the reply mate, it is MOST appreciated
no overclocking in that model Dell so if your bent on keeping this unit for as long as possible and game;
then i suggest after your video card and RAM upgrade that you think about a processor upgrade too.
other than that it will be time for a new unit or new build.
take in mind that to upgrade the processor might be $200 because of the chips available.;
maybe a SSD will help improve gaming without the processor upgrade but who knows without seeing.
Nothing quite yet mate, the wife insists that I wait to order my stuff after the holidays hehe.. But I am going to get the Vid card and and also upgrade the memory, I'll keep you informed as to my progress and how things are working out : )