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May 24, 2005 1:33:49 AM

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Hi all, I bought a Dell Dimension 3000 to use as a test machine to learn
Microsoft Small Business Server 2003. Now I have updated the ram to 1GB
but the onboard videocard is pathetic. Does anyone know where I could
buy a PCI video card that could cope with the things that i want to do.

Now I know the D3000 is an entery level machine but if I could just
upgrade the video card I think things will work out fine.

I have learnt a good lesson here, the extra price you pay for a decent
system in the end (8400), is no dearer than buying an entry level
machine and then have to upgrade everything on it to get it to run at a
decent level.

My advice to anyone contemplating purchasing a new Dell system is to buy
at least an Dimension 8400. I have 2 of these and they run flawlessy.

If you bide your time and keep an eye on the Dell website you can get an
8400 at a great price. This includes 1GB ram, 19" lcd display, wireless
keyboard and mouse and double the hard drive capacity.

Believe me I have purchased a Dell Dimension 4100 1GHz with 512 meg of
ram and it runs 24 hours a day 7 days a week.

My 8400's are rock solid and i can't praise them highly enough.

Like I said, don't rush into buying one, keep an eye on the web site and
when the time is right go for it.

More about : pci video cards

Anonymous
a b U Graphics card
May 24, 2005 1:33:50 AM

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"ricardo" <me@myself.com> wrote in message
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> Hi all, I bought a Dell Dimension 3000 to use as a test machine to learn
> Microsoft Small Business Server 2003. Now I have updated the ram to 1GB
> but the onboard videocard is pathetic. Does anyone know where I could buy
> a PCI video card that could cope with the things that i want to do.
>

<snip>


www.newegg.com


www.zipzoomfly.com


Both sellers are the best on the web, imo. I've done business with both for
nearly 4 years (as have others in here judging by their posts).


Stew
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Anonymous
a b U Graphics card
May 24, 2005 1:33:51 AM

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http://shopper.cnet.com/4007-8902_9-0.html?tag=srch&ord...


Wayne

"S.Lewis" <stew1960@cover.bellsouth.net> wrote in message
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>
> "ricardo" <me@myself.com> wrote in message
> news:vcjke.203$243.4090@nnrp1.ozemail.com.au...
>> Hi all, I bought a Dell Dimension 3000 to use as a test machine to learn
>> Microsoft Small Business Server 2003. Now I have updated the ram to 1GB
>> but the onboard videocard is pathetic. Does anyone know where I could buy
>> a PCI video card that could cope with the things that i want to do.
>>
>
> <snip>
>
>
> www.newegg.com
>
>
> www.zipzoomfly.com
>
>
> Both sellers are the best on the web, imo. I've done business with both
> for nearly 4 years (as have others in here judging by their posts).
>
>
> Stew
>
Anonymous
a b U Graphics card
May 24, 2005 2:36:17 PM

Archived from groups: alt.sys.pc-clone.dell (More info?)

On Mon, 23 May 2005 21:33:49 +1000, ricardo <me@myself.com> wrote:

>Hi all, I bought a Dell Dimension 3000 to use as a test machine to learn
>Microsoft Small Business Server 2003. Now I have updated the ram to 1GB
>but the onboard videocard is pathetic. Does anyone know where I could
>buy a PCI video card that could cope with the things that i want to do.
>
>Now I know the D3000 is an entery level machine but if I could just
>upgrade the video card I think things will work out fine.
>
I got a 3000 myself and needed to fit a second card for another
display, I chanced a matrox card on ebay for less than US$10 (it was a
system pull with 16mb of memory, which was fine for what I wanted) -
it worked a treat.

hth,


Please reply to the newsgroup - it's not my email address in the header!!
Anonymous
a b U Graphics card
May 24, 2005 2:36:18 PM

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On Tue, 24 May 2005 10:36:17 +0100, Baffie <anyone@anywhere.yuk>
wrote:

>On Mon, 23 May 2005 21:33:49 +1000, ricardo <me@myself.com> wrote:
>
>>Hi all, I bought a Dell Dimension 3000 to use as a test machine to learn
>>Microsoft Small Business Server 2003. Now I have updated the ram to 1GB
>>but the onboard videocard is pathetic. Does anyone know where I could
>>buy a PCI video card that could cope with the things that i want to do.
>>
>>Now I know the D3000 is an entery level machine but if I could just
>>upgrade the video card I think things will work out fine.
>>
>I got a 3000 myself and needed to fit a second card for another
>display, I chanced a matrox card on ebay for less than US$10 (it was a
>system pull with 16mb of memory, which was fine for what I wanted) -
>it worked a treat.
>
>hth,
>
>
>Please reply to the newsgroup - it's not my email address in the header!!


I bought a Verto G Force FX 5200 PCI 128 Meg card last year for my
Dell 2400 . That was the only card I could find to fit the only
avilable PCI bus on the mother board of the 2400/ I think it was
about $110. PNY Technologies is the Manufacturer.

Bob
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