Having problems with your Dell Dimension 5100 (D51L1) PC Desktop ?

Graphics upgrade needed

\015 Hi my brother has a dell dimension 5100 and wished to upgrade the 128k graphics card. can it be done is it built in or are there slots on the motherborad etc> can you recommend a 256 or 512 card for the dell?\015

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The computer has one PCI-Express slot (x16) which will take most of the latest video cards out there.
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\015\012All you have to worry about if you buy a brand new card for it, in the 200-500 price range is does your computer have a good enough powersupply?
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\015\012the computer comes with a 300W powersupply, which you might need to upgrade to w500 or more,
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\015\012600W powersupply
\015\012http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817171036
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\015\012that one will go a long away, you should be able to keep the powersupply even if you decide to upgrade the cpu/memory and the motherboard, making it a brand new computer, the powersupply has enought juice to power it.
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\015\012http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&DEPA=0&Order=BESTMATCH&Description=ati+radeon+4830
\015\012theres a 512MB and 1024MB cards. look around for cheaper deals if you want a smaller card with less memory.
Hey there,
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\015\012After checking around for you there is possibilities for you. The PC you own does have an AGP slot in which you can put a seperate card in, however there aren't many left on the market currently. The best range you can look at are the ATI Radeon cards. I'd suggest the 2400 Pro as it isn't power hungry and still give impressive results on games like Half life 2 and games around that era.
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\015\012You can go higher but you will have to be wary of what sort of power supply you have in your PC.
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\015\012If you have any further questions then give me a shout.
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\015\012Craig
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