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karma-lab
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Upgrade Dimension 2350 to Dual Link DVI? (2560 x 1600)

Is this even possible? So far, most of the video cards I have come across are for PCI-Express, and as far as I can tell, the 2350 is just plain old PCI.

Are there any video cards that will support 2560x1600 Dual Link DVI (30" flat panel) that can be installed in the Dimension 2350?

Thanks,
Stephen
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electromagnetic
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Re: Upgrade Dimension 2350 to Dual Link DVI? (2560 x 1600)

This is a pci card to think about ?

http://www.visiontek.com/products/cards/retail/x1550_PCI.html

buy it some where else cheaper.
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karma-lab
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Re: Upgrade Dimension 2350 to Dual Link DVI? (2560 x 1600)

Hey, thanks! That does seem like it would do the trick. Smiley Happy

One question: do you know if the Dimension 2350 is considered "small form factor"? I don't know quite what this means, and in the specs for the card, it says:

* Small Form Factor design PCB - 2.4" x 6.7"
* Standard ATX (tall) bracket mounted on card
* Convertible to Small Form Factor via bracket kit (sold separately)

So I need to figure out if I need the extra bracket kit...

Thanks!
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electromagnetic
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Re: Upgrade Dimension 2350 to Dual Link DVI? (2560 x 1600)

http://support.us.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/dim2350/replace.htm#1118790

Get a normal sized card, don't have to get small form factor, you got similar pc to mine.

I got a dell Dimension 3100 with a PCI card in it.
A pny 6200 256mb pci. You can buy the card from dell if you want to.
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karma-lab
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Re: Upgrade Dimension 2350 to Dual Link DVI? (2560 x 1600)

I'm not sure what you mean by "pny 6200", I couldn't find anything with pny on it, but I guess you are saying that I don't need the small form factor bracket kit. I did find some video card with the designation 6200 on it sold by Dell, but it does not support 2560x1600, so I guess I will try the card above (VISIONTEK ATI RADEON X1550 256MB PCI ). Thank you.
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electromagnetic
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Re: Upgrade Dimension 2350 to Dual Link DVI? (2560 x 1600)

This is my card does not support your monitor though.

http://www2.pny.com/6200-256MB-PCI-P2526C15.aspx

Reply back the results.Smiley Happy
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