I have a Dell GX280 small desktop and I'm running Windows 7 Professional. I did a performance test and it came back telling me that the 3D graphics had to be upgraded because my computer wasn't able to run the Aero program that Windows 7 has.
How do I go about this. I'm 61 and don't know very much about that area with computers. Would I just install or upgrade a graphics card.
The computer case that you have requires a low profile video card and like Gman has asked for what purpose do you need the upgraded video card. It does make a difference as to what card you should be looking at. Right now you might be using intergrated graphics and not a dedicated video card.
Give us a budget amount so we are not suggesting a video card that you cannot aford.
This is an example of a low profile card and if you look at the last picture you will see that it comes with a couple of brackets so that you can change out the three port bracket for a low profile two port bracket and just use the port that your monitor needs. The top port would be unpluged to accomodate the two port bracket.