jm666
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OptiPlex 320 mini tower new video card problems/options

OptiPlex 320 mini tower, shipping date 5.24.07 Windows 8.1.1, all updates Attempted to add an nvidea pcie video card: evga GeForce 210 changed bios to auto 10+ minutes to boot task manager was running at 50+ cpu all other tasks pushed it to 99 Downloaded the newest driver from nvidea for the card "No compatible hardware detected." At least 5 boots. Stopping auto starting programs,... Removed the card, used internal vid, checked windows update and a nvidea driver was available. Put the card into another computer. Much joy and happiness. Windows installed the driver, restart, and a notice to download the newest driver from nvidea. This is a low power card. 2.0, and 2.1 pcie compliant. This computer does not need lots of graphics power. I do want to attach 2 monitors. Will this card work for a mini-tower: http://en.community.dell.com/support-forums/desktop/f/3515/p/19581335/20624649.aspx#20624649 PCI cards are available. Other Ideas?
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jm666
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RE: OptiPlex 320 mini tower new video card problems/options

Why does the forum software strip all the line feeds?
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RE: OptiPlex 320 mini tower new video card problems/options

NVIDIA 210 cards are not very compatible.

Get an ASUS Radeon HD5450. Works fine in all models except USFF.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814121365

 



 


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jm666
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RE: OptiPlex 320 mini tower new video card problems/options

Thank you for your suggestion. But the reviews are mostly not positive. Have researched lots of low power cards. Too many sad experiences.
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jm666
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RE: OptiPlex 320 mini tower new video card problems/options

I tried an asus EAH4550 and the Dell would not boot. I put the 210 card into the computer the EAH4550 has been in for 2 years. Worked fine for 5 days and then lots of spontaneous boots. Put the 210 into another computer and it seems to work, but will not update to the latest driver from Nvidea. All very sad and disappointing. Thinking I should try a 6500 based card, or else not. Way too much time spent on this already. (why does IE and this forum remove line feeds?)
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