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    Graphics card update

    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

    6 Comments

    Banned

    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

    Original Poster

    www1.euro.dell.com/con…=mn here is link to the computer, I just brought the basic one. thanks for your help

    Original Poster

    I have upgraded to 4gb memory

    Banned

    300w Atx

    Original Poster

    scan.co.uk/Pro…900 do you think this would be suitable

    Original Poster

    or perhaps ebuyer.com/pro…558 if not what would be my best bet, the only game i really play is wow
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