Video Card Upgrade for Dell Dimension E310

By riverwind
Jul 21, 2006
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  1. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 7,282   +24

    3000W? That would be a server or something, but even then, I don't know of a server that uses 3kW of power on it's own?! There's probably a mistake on the site.
    I looked at ur PC on Dell's site and it has a 230W PSU, so you will need a new one. But sadly, you'll have to cut away part of the casing at the back to allow a third-party PSU to fit into the case, since the one provided by Dell is proprietary. But if you can afford it, this PSU is made for ur PC specifically by PC Power & Cooling Inc. and you won't need to cut anything at all. And I don't think you need to get the X1300, since the 6200 PCI is cheaper from a performance vs. price standpoint.
  2. zee3b

    zee3b Newcomer, in training Posts: 45

    Hey.
    Well if i get Diamond viper raedon x1300 will it run on my pc, i searched dell forums it says 230 watts is fine for a pci card, when i checked the visiontek site i found out that for x1300 250watt or higher is recommended, so will it work even if i dont upgrade my powersupply?
  3. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 7,282   +24

    If u run highly demanding games like FEAR or Oblivion, they will pull more power from the PSU so it wouldn't be enough for that. That being said, I'd prefer having more power than I need, rather than having less.
  4. mejensen1

    mejensen1 Newcomer, in training

  5. mejensen1

    mejensen1 Newcomer, in training

    Maybe this might have been better, only $30 more!

    HIS Hightech H155HMF256EDDE1LN-R Radeon X1550 512MB(256MB on board) 128-bit GDDR2 PCI Express x1 Low Profile Video Card - Retail
  6. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 7,282   +24

    That's a PCI-E x1 card. It would be physically impossible to fit it into a PCI slot.
  7. mejensen1

    mejensen1 Newcomer, in training

    Well the Dell Dimension E310 has two PCI slots and 1 PCI Express X1 slots. If its available, using the PCI E X1 is preferable IMHO, but cards that support this standard are limited, hard to find, and expensive.
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