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Video upgrade for my Dimension 3100


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AmericanInfidel

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Dell dimension 3100
Intel Pentium 4 cpu 2.8GHz
512 mb RAM

I have no idea what this is, but it says I have it for a display adapter:
Intel® 82915G/GV/910GL Express chipset family

Also, I only have 2 slots for RAM, and I am currently running (I believe) the 256 that came w/ the system in addition to another 256. I can run Doom 3, but it is a little laggy. Is it possible to upgrade my video card? If not will a Gig of RAM allow me to run doom more smoothly???
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That means that right now you have integrated graphics so I have no idea how you got Doom to run at all. Use CPU-z or tell us what video card connector you have and we can suggest a card!

And in my opinion, another 512 of RAM won't help that much if you running integrated graphics. Also, make sure that your computer can hold another 512.
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I bought a GeForce Fx5500 256mb PCI graphics card. The only problem is that my Dell (Dimension 3100) in it's current state does not have a seperate video card - it has an integrated video card. How do I disable my integrated video display to install and run my new GeForce Fx5500 pci graphics card.
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In your bios- you should be able to disable onboard video
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how do I access my BIOS to diable the onboard video
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I believe for DELLs it is holding DELETE at boot. I am not kidding.
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Well, you don't have to hold it, but it IS the "delete" button. If I am wrong, then it tells you at boot up anyway.
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