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    Graphics card updgrade for Dell Dimension 2400

    I purchased a new monitor and my computer is not capable of providing the correct resolution for it.

    Computer: Dell Dimension 2400.
    Resolution required: 1400 x 900

    I presume I need a new graphics card, and I do not do gaming or graphics its just a business apps workstation.

    Could anyone tell me what would be an inexpensive solution for this situation?

    I believe the Dell had PCI slots. The resolution currently offered goes from 1280 x choices to 1600 x choices.

    Thank you in advance for any help!

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    Welcome to the Forum

    You're right about the PCI slots. So, you'll need a PCI video card for that machine. Tiger Direct has a number of them to chose from. I'm at work, so I'll let you check out the specs to see which will suit you best
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    Thanks for the link... do you think any of these would work to get the resolution 1400 x 900 that I need? None of the specs really say anything about that.

    Thanks again.

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    After I little poking around, I found I could update my present driver, which I didn't know I could do.

    From the "Display" control panel I clicked on the "Settings" tab >> Advanced >> Adapter >> Properties >> "Driver" tab >> Update Driver.

    This solved the problem.

    Btw, the monitor is an Acer 183W and I needed 1440 x 900 resolution.

    Thanks and I hope this helps.

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    Graphics Card for my Dimension 2400

    I like to play on BigFish Games and Game House. I like the Time Management ones so they are fast, but my curser drags and it seems to freeze some as I play. I think I need to upgrade my graphics card. I've been watching the post on here about this. I have:
    Processor: Intel (R) Pentium (R) 4 cpu 2.20ghz
    Adapter Type: Intel(R) 82845G Graphics Controller
    Memory Size (for graphics) 64MB

    I just upgraded my Ram to 768 MB Ram.

    I think when I reloaded Windows XP I loaded Intel (R) Extreme Graphics and didn't have to. Would that make a difference and should I uninstall this Extreme Graphics?

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    Quote Originally Posted by computerette View Post
    I think when I reloaded Windows XP I loaded Intel (R) Extreme Graphics and didn't have to. Would that make a difference and should I uninstall this Extreme Graphics?
    Those are the drivers for your onboard video, so you pretty much have to install them unless Windows already has a driver for it, and even then your version is likely more recent. You should only uninstall them before you install a separate video card.

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