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    Are all graphics card compatible with all computers or will some computers only allow certain ones. I'm looking to upgrade mine and was wondering if any of the following woulb fine ( see next post)

    p.s Is it easy to install a new one and remove the old one

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    thfc andyp3;3902418

    http://www.play.com/PC/PCs/4-/5973032/Play-Value-X1650-Pro-512MB-AGP-8x-Graphics-Card/Product.htmlhttp://www.play.com/PC/PCs/4-/4967995/Sapphire-Radeon-HD-2400Pro-512MB-PCI-E-Graphics-Card/Product.htmlhttp://www.nabiltech.co.uk/catalog/product_info.php?products_id=1095For a dell dimension 2300



    The second and third ones are incompatible as you need an AGP card.
    Also, you need to check that your power supply can handle any new card you buy.

    Doesn't look like you have a seperate graphics card slot in your system, i'm just double checking but it looks like you may be stuck with an older PCI (Not PCI Express) graphics card.. which suck

    thfc andyp3;3902418

    http://www.play.com/PC/PCs/4-/5973032/Play-Value-X1650-Pro-512MB-AGP-8x-Graphics-Card/Product.htmlhttp://www.play.com/PC/PCs/4-/4967995/Sapphire-Radeon-HD-2400Pro-512MB-PCI-E-Graphics-Card/Product.htmlhttp://www.nabiltech.co.uk/catalog/product_info.php?products_id=1095For a dell dimension 2300



    Dunno bout above but re. install, easy:
    1x UnScrew
    1x Pull
    1x Push
    1x Screw
    1x Power On
    1x Load install disk
    1x Re-boot
    all done.

    HTH

    Yep, have checked and no agp slot, you have integrated agp graphics but no physical agp expansion slot.. so you can't use any of the cards you listed without changing the motherboard..

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    Beefnoodlez;3902910

    Yep, have checked and no agp slot, you have integrated agp graphics but … Yep, have checked and no agp slot, you have integrated agp graphics but no physical agp expansion slot.. so you can't use any of the cards you listed without changing the motherboard..



    Okay thanks for the help, i have recently installed a new motherboard though if that makes any difference

    thfc andyp3;3903425

    Okay thanks for the help, i have recently installed a new motherboard … Okay thanks for the help, i have recently installed a new motherboard though if that makes any difference



    Then you need to find out what graphics expansion slot you have, it will either be AGP or PCI-E (PCI Express) and you will need to buy the relevant card.. if its a recent mobo it will most likely be PCI-E (I think if i remember right, agp slots are usually brown, but i could be wrong)

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    Beefnoodlez;3903920

    Then you need to find out what graphics expansion slot you have, it will … Then you need to find out what graphics expansion slot you have, it will either be AGP or PCI-E (PCI Express) and you will need to buy the relevant card.. if its a recent mobo it will most likely be PCI-E (I think if i remember right, agp slots are usually brown, but i could be wrong)



    New one says - Onboard Video: Intel integrated AGP graphics

    So this means i can't upgrade?

    whats the model # so i can have a scout for you ........... all new ish mobo's should have onboard & dedicated graphics

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    faevilangel;3906247

    whats the model # so i can have a scout for you ........... all new ish … whats the model # so i can have a scout for you ........... all new ish mobo's should have onboard & dedicated graphics



    Dell dimension 2300

    3T237 motherboard

    thfc andyp3;3908650

    Dell dimension 2300 3T237 motherboard



    had a quick scout using google and looks like it only has pci slots, no pci-e or agp slots

    not many large companies sell just pci graphics cards anymore

    you will need to hunt ebay or even pick up a cheap mobo (£35+ on ebuyer)
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