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Adding a dual monitor video card


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highland403

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I want to add a video card to my Dell OptiPlex GX270 so I can run 2 monitors. This computer has an AGP slot and 4 PCI slots. I understand that using an AGP video card would be better than a PCI Video card, although either will work.

I found a PNY Verto nVidia GeForce FX5200 256MB AGP card that works in an AGP 2.0 slot. But I don't know if I have a 1.0 or a 2.0 slot and, so far, I haven't been able to find anything conclusive on the net. The closest thing I found that gives me a clue is a picture of a 2.0 slot that can be seen at this web page: http://www.totalsem..../agpimage_1.jpg

Assuming that all motherboards look essentially the same, mine resembles this picture in that the AGP slot, PCI slots, processor and memory slots are in the same location and the orientation tabs for the AGP and PCI slots line up the same way they do in the picture.

I would appreciate it if anyone can tell me definitively if the Dell OptiPlex GX270 has an AGP 2.0 slot and whether the PNY Verto nVidia GeForce FX5200 256MB AGP card will work in this computer.

Any help would be appreciated.

PS: the OS on this computer is Windows XP Home edition, if that makes any difference.

Edited by highland403, 23 August 2008 - 03:59 PM.

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Hi there,

After some research and consultation with a Dell expert, I've found this information page. Your computer's graphics card slot is AGP 3.0 compliant, which is 8x or 4x modes at 1.5V.

So it should be good to go. :)

Cheers

Troy
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Awesome!

Thanks Troy!
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I plugged the card in and it works!

Thanks again Troy!
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I plugged the card in and it works!

:)
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