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I have got a Dell vostra 230 miner tower, just the basic version, and want to update the graphics but have no idea where to start. I just wandered if anyone could link me some options up to £100. Is t… Read More
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7y, 1m agoPosted 7 years, 1 month ago
I have got a Dell vostra 230 miner tower, just the basic version, and want to update the graphics but have no idea where to start. I just wandered if anyone could link me some options up to £100. Is this an option 1GB NVIDIA® GeForce® GT220*(DVI, VGA, HDMI)


Intel® Core2 Quad
Intel® Core2 Duo
Intel® Pentium®
Intel® Celeron®
Operating Systems
Genuine Windows® 7 Home Premium 32-Bit
Genuine Windows® 7 Professional 32-Bit
Genuine Windows® 7 Home Premium 64-Bit
Genuine Windows® 7 Professional 64-Bit
Genuine Windows® 7 Professional 32-Bit with Downgrade Rights Service to Windows® XP Professional
Genuine Windows Vista® Home Basic
FreeDOSTM operating systems
Chipset
Intel® G41 Express Chipset with ICH7
Memory
Up to 4GB7 1333MHz Dual Channel DDR3 SDRAM
Note: Memory runs at maximum system supported speed of 1066 MHz
Two (2) DIMM slots
Primary Storage
Up to 2 hard drives (maximum 2TB with two 1TB hard drives)
160GB - 1TB 7200RPM SATA Hard Drive
All hard drives have 3.0Gb/s interface, DataBurstTM cache and utilise NCQ (Native Command Queing)
Optical Drives
16X DVD-ROM Drive
16X CD/DVD burner (DVD+/-RW) with double layer write capability
All drives include Cyberlink PowerDVD DX
All write drives include Roxio Creator 10.0 DE
Options available in single and dual drive configurations

Graphics
Integrated:
Intel® GMA X4500

Discrete Graphics options from NVIDIA:
512MB NVIDIA® GeForce® G310*(DVI, VGA,HDMI)
1GB NVIDIA® GeForce® GT220*(DVI, VGA, HDMI)
Connectivity
Integrated:
10/100/1000 Ethernet LAN on system board

Optional:
56K PCI Data Fax Modem
Dell 1525 Wireless WLAN 11n PCIe Card

Standard I/O Ports
Video: 1 15-pin VGA video connector
USB: 6 externally accessible USB Ports (2 front, 4 back); 2 internal USB ports
Audio: Three back-panel connectors for line-in, line-out, microphone-in, two front-panel connectors for headphone-output and microphone-in
Other: 1 Serial, 2 PS/2 for Keyboard and Mouse, 1 RJ-45 10/100/1000
Multimedia
Dell Media Card Reader
IEEE 1394a
Security
Trend Micro PC-cillin Internet Security (up to 3 year subscription)
McAfee® Total Protection for Small Business (up to 3 year subscription)
McAfee® Security Center (up to 3 year subscription)
Norton Internet SecurityTM (up to 3 year subscription)
Physical security: Cable lock chassis security slot and padlock loop
Backup Options
Dell DataSafe Online Back-up
Dell Backup and Recovery Manager
Expansion Slots
PCI: 2 Slots
PCIe x1: 1 Slot
PCIe x16 (Graphics): 1 Slot

3.5" (9 cm) Bays: 3 bays (one external; two internal)
5.25" (13 cm) Bays: 2 external bays
Chassis
Weight & Dimensions:
Height: 370mm
Width: 170mm
Depth: 427mm
Weight: ~13.45lbs (6.1 kg)
Power
Power Supply:
300W ATX, PFC or non-PFC (varies by country) with 115/230VAC line switch, 50/60 Hz
Regulatory and Environmental Compliance
Regulatory Model: D07M
Regulatory Type: D07M001
Product Safety, EMC and Environmental Datasheets
Dell Regulatory Compliance Home Page
Dell and the Environment
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7y, 1m agoPosted 7 years, 1 month ago
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banned#1
check your power supply and feedback what the power rating is, i cant see the mini tower having the psu for that card

i have a vostro 220 slim tower, it has a 245 watt psu, the only half reasonable card it will run is an ati 4550 fanless, that card uses less watts than anything else
#2
http://www1.euro.dell.com/content/products/productdetails.aspx/vostro-230mt?c=uk&l=en&s=bsd&cs=ukbsdt1&~ck=mn here is link to the computer, I just brought the basic one. thanks for your help
#3
I have upgraded to 4gb memory
banned#4
300w Atx
#6
or perhaps http://www.ebuyer.com/product/176558 if not what would be my best bet, the only game i really play is wow

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