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Video card upgrade for Dell XPS 400

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September 24, 2012 7:18:41 AM

Hi, I'm new to this forum but i heard it has a great community. :wahoo: 

So as the title says, im in need of an upgrade for my dell xps 400.
Reason why is because i wanna play games such as Minecraft and maybe even slender.
Not games like cod or such since i use my PS3 for it.
I got this computer from a computer place and it came with a 40 gb hd but i upgraded it to a 250 gb and it also came with nvidia quadro fx 1500
but its been giving me lots of trouble.
Example: minecraft closes with errors and also lags so does slender...its very VERY slow.
Also my display screen shows dead pixels sometimes (its not the monitor,trust me i changed it a few times, other forum told me it may be tthat but it didnt help lol) and it also like messes up..strange colored lines all over the screen and glitches up. sometimes minecraft would change colors...really really nasty. :??: 

Anyways, these are my specs :
SYSTEM MODEL:D ell XPS 400-DXP051
Processor: Intel Pentium 4 cpu 3.00ghz 2.99 ghz
RAM: 3.00 GB
OS: WIN 7 32 BIT

not sure about the psu but yeah..
just want a good priced card that i can play minecraft in. Thanks y'all ! :sol: 
a c 191 U Graphics card
September 24, 2012 7:59:29 AM

Those games are not that demanding, which is nice because your setup is aging (but I still have a P4 lol)

The P4 might be holding you back, but the fx 1500 is pretty slow.

You could upgrade to a 6670 DDR3 for about $60-$70 and it would increase the resale value of your computer when you sell it for sure.
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September 24, 2012 9:42:31 PM

Deemo13 said:
Those games are not that demanding, which is nice because your setup is aging (but I still have a P4 lol)

The P4 might be holding you back, but the fx 1500 is pretty slow.

You could upgrade to a 6670 DDR3 for about $60-$70 and it would increase the resale value of your computer when you sell it for sure.


Thanks for the response.

And yeah I know, all i'm asking is a decent video card that i can play minecraft in with no problems.
Also so i can do stuff such as video capturing.
But for cheap around 20 to 40$
Soon i will be getting a macbook but i'd like to pass this pc down to my bro.
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a c 191 U Graphics card
September 24, 2012 10:32:47 PM

You could try a Radeon 6570. Its at least a little bit faster than the fx1500 you have. They're usually around $50
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September 25, 2012 12:14:10 AM
a c 191 U Graphics card
September 25, 2012 3:19:55 AM

All of those would work alright, but the highest performance card would be the 8600GTS
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