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upgrading a dell gx270 graphics card


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It won't matter even if it is a 1 gig card as that will still leave you 3 gigs for the OS and programs to run.
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kk so how much virtual memory does the intel card have?

selling more stuff on ebay for the computer :) got about $100 saved up for it.
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Virtual memory is normally associated with the system and not the video card.
It is normally 1.5 times the amount of actual memory on the system. So with 4 gigs of memory your virtual memory would be like 6.5 gigs of memory.
The card won't use more then 1 gig of memory on the 4 gig total memory so you should be ok.
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ok but that card is good and can probably play most games?
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Yes it should play games with no problem. The nice thing is you can always replace it later if you want.
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yah k so im buying monitor after paypment on paypal clears.
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ok in order to earn money i have opened up a clickbank account and am going to try my luck at Affiliate marketing. some guy contacted me telling me how to do it. so if you have heard of this i would really appreciate some help espiacilly on the part about promting my item. i don't know wehre to put it so people will buy the stuff.
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I have never heard of it and have no ideal how it works. :)
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The whole reason to upgrade your graphics card is so the computer can translate the video from the game to the monitor, so yes you would need to plug your monitor into the graphics card. Most monitors are VGA so you would need to plug into the output slot on it to get the upgraded video graphics.
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ok so after i get everything this is what i should do
1. install ram
2. install graphics card
3. disalbe current intel card
4. download drivers max
5. get updates and play right?
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You should not have to disable onboard video as it should do that automatically.
The drivers you can get from the new video card manufacturers site normally. If you cannot find them then yes drivermax should do ok for updating drivers.
After everything is updated then you should be able to play with no issues.
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ok i found the drivers
http://www.evga.com/...ad/default.aspx
so do i just download all of them?

Family : Geforce 6
OS: windows xp 64-bit

Edited by SethWilliam, 11 February 2012 - 07:36 PM.

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Did the card come with a drivers disk?
If not then the OS should load drivers for it when you installed it and booted up.
If the drivers on the website are newer then yes go ahead and update then.
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ok but could you tell me which one on the site i need to download if their all new? cuz i have no idea i was just going to download all of them.

1-31-2012 Beta Driver 295.51 Windows XP 64bit Download View
12-21-2011 Beta Driver 290.53 Windows XP 64bit Download View
11-28-2011 Beta Driver 290.36 Windows XP 64bit Download View
11-22-2011 Software Utilities Precision Win7/Vista/XP Download View
10-24-2011 Driver 285.58 Windows XP 64bit Download View
9-26-2011 Beta Driver 285.38 Windows XP 64bit Download View
8-18-2011 Software Utilities SLI Enhancement Patch Win7/Vista/XP Download View
8-10-2011 Software Utilities OC Scanner Win7/Vista/XP Download View
8-09-2011 Driver 280.26 Windows XP 64bit Download View
8-03-2011 Driver 275.33 Windows XP 64bit Download View

ok i really just don't get it i click on the view and all it does is talk about updates for games and stuff so plz help this is the last thing i need to do.

Edited by SethWilliam, 14 February 2012 - 10:01 AM.

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Lets make this easy. I use this program to keep all my drivers up to date. It will actually give you the link to download and then you can install it using the program itself. The ones in your above list don't tell me what the drivers are for.

Download DriverMax and have it scan your system. It will open their website with all the out of date drivers you can update. With the free version you can update only 2 drivers per day so if you have a lot of them it will take a few days to get everything updated. I have been using it for about 4 months now and like it better then any other utility out there for keeping my drivers up to date.
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