November 23rd, 2007, 08:14 PM
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 – it’s 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!
November 23rd, 2007, 10:30 PM
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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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November 24th, 2007, 05:07 PM
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.
November 25th, 2007, 12:01 PM
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.
June 20th, 2009, 06:10 PM
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?
June 21st, 2009, 12:03 AM
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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