KinkyOne
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Graphics Card for Optiplex 210L

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I want to use MS Flight Simulator X on my Optiplex 210L.

I want to get a graphics card that is compatible. I think that I need a PCI-Express card x1, Low-Profile. Am I correct? My budget is around $ 100. Are there compatible cards you would recommend?

I am running Vista. I have 3G of RAM.

I’d appreciate any advice you may give.

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speedstep
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Re: Graphics Card for Optiplex 210L

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The 210L is an ancient computer.  Vendors no longer carry video cards with vacuum tubes.

Chipset INTEL 915G  Single Core Netburst Pentium4.

Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 900 (GMA 900)

2 Ram Slots for a maximum of 2 Gigs Ram.

Video slot is  PCIe x1 2.5”H x 6.6”Low Profile

Flight Simulator X: Minimum System Requirements

support.microsoft.com/.../925724

Component Minimum system requirement

Operating system Windows 7, Windows Vista, or Windows XP Service Pack 2 (SP2)

Computer processor 2.0 gigahertz (GHz) or more

Memory 1 gigabyte (GB) or more of RAM

Hard disk space 4 gigabytes (GB) available hard disk space

Video card DirectX 9 (or later version)-compatible video card

128 MB or more video RAM, Shader Model 1.1 or later version

DVD drive 32x speed

Sound Sound card, speakers, or headset

Pointing device Keyboard and mouse or compatible game controller (such as Xbox 360 Controller for Windows)

Internet connection for online play Network adapter for LAN multiplayer gameplay

Broadband Internet access for Windows Live multiplayer gameplay

So I would say that a Low Profile Radeon would be the best you can do.

HIS H645H2GD1 Radeon HD 6450 2GB 64-bit DDR3 PCI Express x1 HDCP Ready Low Profile Video Card

SILENT ASUS 5450 or 6450 would also work.

www.newegg.com/.../Product.aspx


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speedstep
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Re: Graphics Card for Optiplex 210L

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The 210L is an ancient computer.  Vendors no longer carry video cards with vacuum tubes.

Chipset INTEL 915G  Single Core Netburst Pentium4.

Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 900 (GMA 900)

2 Ram Slots for a maximum of 2 Gigs Ram.

Video slot is  PCIe x1 2.5”H x 6.6”Low Profile

Flight Simulator X: Minimum System Requirements

support.microsoft.com/.../925724

Component Minimum system requirement

Operating system Windows 7, Windows Vista, or Windows XP Service Pack 2 (SP2)

Computer processor 2.0 gigahertz (GHz) or more

Memory 1 gigabyte (GB) or more of RAM

Hard disk space 4 gigabytes (GB) available hard disk space

Video card DirectX 9 (or later version)-compatible video card

128 MB or more video RAM, Shader Model 1.1 or later version

DVD drive 32x speed

Sound Sound card, speakers, or headset

Pointing device Keyboard and mouse or compatible game controller (such as Xbox 360 Controller for Windows)

Internet connection for online play Network adapter for LAN multiplayer gameplay

Broadband Internet access for Windows Live multiplayer gameplay

So I would say that a Low Profile Radeon would be the best you can do.

HIS H645H2GD1 Radeon HD 6450 2GB 64-bit DDR3 PCI Express x1 HDCP Ready Low Profile Video Card

SILENT ASUS 5450 or 6450 would also work.

www.newegg.com/.../Product.aspx


Report Unresolved Customer Service Issues
here

I do not work for Dell. I too am a user.

The forum is primarily user to user, with Dell employees moderating
Contact USA Technical Support






Get Support on Twitter @DellCaresPro

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KinkyOne
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Re: Graphics Card for Optiplex 210L

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Thanks!

I appreciate it.

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