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PCI Bus type and video card upgrad

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by genekent, Jan 28, 2011.

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  1. genekent

    genekent Thread Starter

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    What type of PCI Bus do I have on my Vostro 400 (PCIx16 or PCIx16 2.0)? I would like to buy the best available video card that my computer will handle....any advice?

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  2. fel1x

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    2 x PCI
    1 x PCIe
    1 x PCIe x16 (Graphics)


    i think
     
  3. genekent

    genekent Thread Starter

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    Thanks, but does that mean I can run 2 cards SLI? And if so, what would be the best card for my particular situation?

    Thank You

    Gene Kent
     
  4. fel1x

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    no just 1 card pci e 16 dells have odd sizes for everything so am not recommending a card

    you could go to dells site , put service tag in go to upgrades and see whats recommended , cheating i know !!!

    you can probably run a beast of a card gtx 480 for example but lot depends on space and psu and cabling
     
  5. catlady13

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    Hi Gene Kent, if I were you I would edit your email address out of your first post. Spammers love to find email addresses this way.
    You have to be careful with adding things to proprietary types of computers ad fel1x said because of sizes and for sure power supply units. Often the psu's are just enough for what is in there when you purchase. Also you have to be careful of the size of the case. Some of those gaming video cards are HUGE.
     
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