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Jack Wetson

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Hi guys, im looking to upgrade my video card, however im not really sure what to get or what will work with my pc, this is the output from belarc. Could people please help what would be the best way to go in choosing a new card?

Computer Profile Summary
Computer Name: Upstairs (in WORKGROUP) — Freddy
Profile Date: 25 April 2008 20:56:51
Advisor Version: 7.2x
Windows Logon: Freddy

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Operating System System Model
Windows Vista Business Service Pack 1 (build 6001) Dell Inc. Vostro 200
System Service Tag: 6D0HB3J (support for this PC)
Chassis Serial Number: 6D0HB3J
Enclosure Type: Desktop
Processor a Main Circuit Board b
1.60 gigahertz Intel Pentium Dual
64 kilobyte primary memory cache
1024 kilobyte secondary memory cache Board: Dell Inc. 0CU409
Serial Number: ..CN7360479102AX.
Bus Clock: 200 megahertz
BIOS: Dell Inc. 1.0.5 09/14/2007
Drives Memory Modules c,d
249.95 Gigabytes Usable Hard Drive Capacity
160.84 Gigabytes Hard Drive Free Space

TSSTcorp DVD+-RW TS-H653B ATA Device [CD-ROM drive]

WDC WD2500AAJS-75VWA0 [Hard drive] (250.00 GB) -- drive 0, s/n WD-WCARY0336729, rev 12.01B02, SMART Status: Healthy 2038 Megabytes Installed Memory

Slot 'DIMM1' has 512 MB (serial number 00003010)
Slot 'DIMM2' has 512 MB (serial number 00004016)
Slot 'DIMM3' has 512 MB (serial number 00002016)
Slot 'DIMM4' has 512 MB (serial number 00004016)
Local Drive Volumes


c: (NTFS on drive 0) 239.21 GB 153.82 GB free
d: (NTFS on drive 0) 10.74 GB 7.02 GB free
Network Drives
None detected
Users (mouse over user name for details) Printers
local user accounts last logon
Freddy 25/04/2008 20:46:21 (admin)
local system accounts
Administrator 11/12/2007 00:43:22 (admin)
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Sony Ericsson Device 116 USB Ethernet Emulation (NDIS 5)
Dhcp Server: none responded
Physical Address: 02:80:37:15:03:00
Sony Ericsson Device 116 USB Ethernet Emulation (NDIS 5) - Virtual Machine Network Services Driver
Teredo Tunneling Pseudo-Interface

Networking Dns Servers: 172.31.76.69
172.31.140.69
USB Human Interface Device (2x)
HID Keyboard Device
HID-compliant mouse
Sony Ericsson Device 116
Sony Ericsson Device 116 USB Ethernet Emulation (WDM)
USB Root Hub (8x)
Generic volume shadow copy
Virus Protection [Back to Top]
No details available
Missing Microsoft Security Hotfixes [Back to Top]

All required security hotfixes (using the 04/08/2008 Microsoft Security Bulletin Summary) have been installed.

Installed Microsoft Hotfixes [Back to Top]
MSXML4SP2
no verification data KB936181 on 05/02/2008 (details...)
no verification data KB941833 on 10/02/2008 (details...)
Office Access MUI (English) 2007
no verification data KB936982[SP] on 06/02/2008 (details...)
Office Access Setup Metadata MUI (English) 2007
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Office Excel MUI (English) 2007
no verification data KB936982[SP] on 06/02/2008 (details...)
Office InfoPath MUI (English) 2007
no verification data KB936982[SP] on 06/02/2008 (details...)
Office Outlook MUI (English) 2007
no verification data KB936982[SP] on 06/02/2008 (details...)
Office PowerPoint MUI (English) 2007
no verification data KB936982[SP] on 06/02/2008 (details...)
Office Professional Plus 2007
no verification data KB936982[SP] on 06/02/2008 (details...)
no verification data KB946691 on 09/04/2008 (details...)
no verification data KB946974 on 12/03/2008 (details...)
no verification data KB946983 on 12/03/2008 (details...)
no verification data KB947590 on 09/04/2008 (details...)
no verification data KB947801 on 12/03/2008 (details...)
no verification data KB949037 on 09/04/2008 (details...)
Office Proof (English) 2007
no verification data KB936982[SP] on 06/02/2008 (details...)
Office Proof (French) 2007
no verification data KB936982[SP] on 06/02/2008 (details...)
Office Proof (Spanish) 2007
no verification data KB936982[SP] on 06/02/2008 (details...)
Office Publisher MUI (English) 2007
no verification data KB936982[SP] on 06/02/2008 (details...)
Office Shared MUI (English) 2007
no verification data KB936982[SP] on 06/02/2008 (details...)
Office Shared Setup Metadata MUI (English) 2007
no verification data KB936982[SP] on 06/02/2008 (details...)
Office Word MUI (English) 2007
no verification data KB936982[SP] on 06/02/2008 (details...)
Windows Vista
no verification data KB905866 on 10/04/2008 (details...)
no verification data KB925255 on 11/12/2007 (details...)
no verification data KB925902 on 11/12/2007 (details...)
no verification data KB928089 on 11/12/2007 (details...)
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no verification data KB929913 on 11/12/2007 (details...)
no verification data KB929916 on 11/12/2007 (details...)
no verification data KB930163 on 11/12/2007 (details...)
no verification data KB930178 on 11/12/2007 (details...)
no verification data KB930495 on 11/12/2007 (details...)
no verification data KB930568 on 11/12/2007 (details...)

Windows Vista (continued)
no verification data KB930857 on 11/12/2007 (details...)
no verification data KB931099 on 11/12/2007 (details...)
no verification data KB931213 on 11/12/2007 (details...)
no verification data KB931573 on 11/12/2007 (details...)
no verification data KB931621 on 11/12/2007 (details...)
no verification data KB932063 on 11/12/2007 (details...)
no verification data KB932094 on 11/12/2007 (details...)
no verification data KB932142 on 11/12/2007 (details...)
no verification data KB932309 on 11/12/2007 (details...)
no verification data KB932471 on 10/02/2008 (details...)
no verification data KB933360 on 11/12/2007 (details...)
no verification data KB933579 on 11/12/2007 (details...)
no verification data KB933729 on 06/02/2008 (details...)
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no verification data KB934612 on 11/12/2007 (details...)
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no verification data KB936021 on 11/12/2007 (details...)
no verification data KB936141 on 11/12/2007 (details...)
no verification data KB936330 on 08/04/2008 (details...)
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no verification data KB936782 on 11/12/2007 (details...)
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no verification data KB937287 on 13/02/2008 (details...)
no verification data KB938123 on 11/12/2007 (details...)
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no verification data KB938371 on 10/04/2008 (details...)
no verification data KB938979 on 11/12/2007 (details...)
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no verification data KB939207 on 11/12/2007 (details...)
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no verification data KB941693 on 10/04/2008 (details...)
no verification data KB942615 on 06/02/2008 (details...)
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no verification data KB942763 on 05/02/2008 (details...)
no verification data KB943055 on 13/02/2008 (details...)
no verification data KB943078 on 06/02/2008 (details...)
no verification data KB943302 on 13/02/2008 (details...)
no verification data KB943411 on 06/02/2008 (details...)
no verification data KB943899 on 13/02/2008 (details...)
no verification data KB944533 on 13/02/2008 (details...)
no verification data KB946026 on 13/02/2008 (details...)
no verification data KB946041 on 12/03/2008 (details...)
no verification data KB946456 on 13/02/2008 (details...)
no verification data KB947864 on 10/04/2008 (details...)
no verification data KB948590 on 10/04/2008 (details...)
no verification data KB948881 on 10/04/2008 (details...)

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[failing installed security hotfix] Marks a security hotFix that fails verification (a security vulnerability)
verifies OK Marks a hotfix that verifies correctly
fails verification Marks a hotfix that fails verification (note that failing hotfixes need to be reinstalled)
Unmarked hotfixes lack the data to allow verification

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Microsoft - Internet Explorer 89576-OEM-7332141-00054 (Key: 368Y7-49YMQ-VRCTY-3V3RH-WRMG7)e
Microsoft - Office Professional Plus 2007 89409-707-1230233-65144 (Key: KXFDR-7PTMK-YKYHD-C8FWV-BBPVW)
Microsoft - Virtual PC 74216-270-4072636-41300
Microsoft - Windows Mobile Device Center 75436-583-3328487-04814 (Key: R2D43-3DHG9-DQ79W-W3DXQ-929DY)
Microsoft - Windows Vista Business 89576-OEM-7332141-00054 (Key: 368Y7-49YMQ-VRCTY-3V3RH-WRMG7)e
Microsoft - Works 77058-OEM-0400003-00000
Microsoft - Works 8.0 77058-OEM-0400003-00000 (Key: TM66R-2Q86K-HXPBD-CQ9TR-9WTQY)e
REALTEK Semiconductor - 802.11 Wireless LAN Driver and Utility RTL8185
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Adobe Photoshop CS3 CS3 *
Adobe Reader Version 8.1.0.2007051100 *
Adobe Systems, Inc. - Bridge Version 2.0 *
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Adobe® Creative Suite Stock Photos CS3 Version 1.5.0.466 *
Alexander Roshal - WinRAR archiver Version 3.71.0.0 *
Apple Inc. - Bonjour Version 1,0,4,12 *
Apple Inc. - iTunes Version 7.6.2.9 *
Apple Inc. - QuickTime QuickTime 7.4.5 *
Apple Mobile Device Service Version 1, 14, 0, 0 *
Apple Software Update Version 2.1.0.110 *
Arobas Music - Guitar Pro Version 5.2.0.0 *
Asterisk Password *
Atomix Productions - RipVinyl Version 1, 0, 0, 0 *
Atomix Productions - VirtualDJ Version 5, 0, 0, 6 *
Belarc, Inc. - Advisor Version 7.2x *
Blizzard Launcher Version 1, 6, 2, 267 *
Blizzard Repair Utility Version 2, 1, 0, 82 *
Bochs 2.2.1 *
Call of Duty® 4 - Modern Warfare™ Multiplayer *
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Cerulean Studios - Trillian Version 3, 1, 9, 0 *
Config and Data Backup *
Core FTP Version 2, 1, 0, 0 *
Curse client (http://www.curse.com) Version 0, 13, 1, 0 *
CyberLink PowerCinema Version 4, 7, 0, 2704 *
Don HO don.h@free.fr - Notepad++ Version 4.8.2 *
Electronic Arts Inc. - EA Uninstall Version 1.04.00.356 *
Electronic Arts, Inc. - EReg Version 1, 0, 0, 58 *
FDM remote control server Version 644.0.0.0 *
FDRLab, Inc. - anyTV Version 2.04 *
filezilla Version 3, 0, 6, 0 *
FirebirdSQL Project - Firebird SQL Server Version 2.1.0.16780 *
FreeDownloadManager.ORG - Free Download Manager Version 2.5 *
GIMP 2.4.5 *
gimp-win-remote.exe *
Glarysoft.com - Glary Utilities Version 1.9 *
Google Updater Version 2.0.734.29932.beta *
ImTOO MOV Converter Version 3.1.25.0209 *
Integrated Development Environment *
Intel® Common User Interface Version 7.14.10.1461 *
Kontiki Inc. - Delivery Manager Version 5.12.707.160 *
LimeWire Version 1, 0, 0, 2 *
Macrovision Corporation - InstallShield ® Version 10.50 *
Macrovision Europe Ltd. - FLEXnet Publisher (32 bit) Version 11.3.5.1 *
Macrovision FLEXnet Connect Version 3, 20 *
Maxis, a division of Electronic Arts Inc. - The Sims 2 Body Shop Package Installer Version 1.0.0.1022 *
Maxis, a division of Electronic Arts Inc. - The Sims 2 Body Shop Version 1.0.0.1022 *
Maxis, a division of Electronic Arts Inc. - The Sims 2 Version 1.0.0.1022 *
Microsoft ® Windows Script Host Version 5.7.0.6000 *
Microsoft Clip Organizer Version 12.0.4518.1014 *
Microsoft Corporation - digital locker assistant Version 1.6.5 *
Microsoft Corporation - Internet Explorer Version 7.00.6000.16386 *
Microsoft Corporation - Messenger Version 8.5.1302 * Microsoft Corporation - Office Diagnostics Service Version 12.0.6211.1000 *
Microsoft Corporation - Office Diagnostics Version 12.0.6211.1000 *
Microsoft Corporation - Office Source Engine Version 12.0.4518.1014 *
Microsoft Corporation - Windows Defender Version 1.1.1600.0 *
Microsoft Corporation - Windows Installer - Unicode Version 4.0.6000.16386 *
Microsoft Corporation - Windows Live installer Version 12.0.1471.1025 *
Microsoft Office 2003 Version 11.0.5703 *
Microsoft Office InfoPath Version 12.0.6214.1000 *
Microsoft Office Outlook Version 12.0.6300.5000 *
Microsoft Office Picture Manager Version 12.0.6211.1000 *
Microsoft Virtual PC 2007 Version 6.0.156.0 *
Microsoft® .NET Framework Version 2.0.50727.1434 *
Microsoft® .NET Framework Version 3.0.4506.648 *
Microsoft® Windows Mobile® Device Center Version 6.1.6965.0 *
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mIRC Version 6.31 *
Mozilla Corporation - Firefox Version 2.0.0.14 *
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Opera Internet Browser Version 9.25 *
Pantaray Research LTD. - Setup Engine Version 8.0.0.0 *
Patchou - Messenger Plus! Live Version 4, 60, 0, 324 *
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Roxio Creator *
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SAM Reporter Version 1.0.0.0 *
SCAR Divi 3.14 *
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Since there is such a wide range of video cards out there, you are going to need to be more specific about why you are upgrading. What do you plan to do with the new video card?

Games?
Movies?
TV?
Video Editing?
Photoshop?
Illustrator?
All of the above?

Also, (I don't know if this is true of anyone else), but from the information given, I can't really tell what kind of Dell you have. Could you give us the model and series number?

thanks.
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Looking up this model on the Dell website with the service tag and finding its service manual, the Mini-Tower version of this model has a PCI-Express slot for a separate graphics card, as does the Slim-Tower variation.

So yes you can put a separate card in, however which one depends on what you want to do with the computer.
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i mainly run games on here, mainly wow and im looking to be able to run CoD 4, i also use a fair bit of photoshop
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I am guessing since you got it from Dell that they included a stock 300W power supply. The best video you would be able to put into your system is an 8600GT. Your experience for WoW, CoD4, and Photoshop will be decent with that video card.

If you want some real performance (without breaking the bank), I would suggest upgrading to a 500W power supply and getting an 8800GTS. To upgrade both shouldn't cost you more than $200.

Make sure you get the right parts for your computer since you have either a slim-tower or mini-tower. You may have to get a low profile card which would limit your options a bit.
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