Hi guys, kinda new to this just know the basics. I have a Dell Optiplex 210l that I want to upgrade, starting with the video card. I have been looking into it a lot and am looking for a video card that would work well with the system, I have 2 gigs in it and it is the full size tower version not the slim one. I realize it's a computer that should be tossed and just put money into a better computer but I want to see how far I can push this machine. Any advice on known video cards that are decent with games and videos, and work well with this system would be well appreciated. (Note I see a lot of things around the web about power issues on these machines, as they were supposedly tuned down power wise)
Could you list all of your spec's. Also your P4 is going to keep you on a low end card and does your MOBO even have a PCIe x 16 slot. One of my Dells is a Optiplex 320.
When I bought it they said that this was one of the upgrads with the PCIe x 16 slot. So that is why I am asking. Just make sure if you have a PCIe slot find out if it is a 1.0 or a 2.0. Then repost and thanks.
Actually, the white slots are standard PCI. The small black connector is a PCIe (x1) slot. I would look for a PCIe card. I am also look for a decent graphics board, to upgrade one of the computers for my user here at work.