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I am wanting to upgrade my video card


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here are the specs for my motherboard. Im looking for a to upgrade my video card and possibly my CPU. If other specs are needed I have them also.

Motherboard
Manufacturer Dell Computer Corp.
Model 0U1325 (Microprocessor)
Chipset Vendor Intel
Chipset Model i865P/PE/G/i848P
Chipset Revision A2
Southbridge Vendor Intel
Southbridge Model 82801EB (ICH5)
Southbridge Revision 02
BIOS
Brand Dell Computer Corporation
Version A07
Date 06/26/2006
PCI Data
Slot PCI
Slot Type PCI
Slot Usage Available
Bus Width 32 bit
Slot Designation PCI1
Slot Number 0
Slot PCI
Slot Type PCI
Slot Usage Available
Bus Width 32 bit
Slot Designation PCI2
Slot Number 1
Slot PCI
Slot Type PCI
Slot Usage Available
Bus Width 32 bit
Slot Designation PCI3
Slot Number 2
Slot PCI
Slot Type PCI
Slot Usage Available
Bus Width 32 bit
Slot Designation PCI4
Slot Number 3
Slot UNKNOWN
Slot Type UNKNOWN
Slot Usage In Use
Bus Width 32 bit
Slot Designation AGP1
Slot Number 4
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I am looking to upgrade so I can play online computer games like WoW
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:welcome: Cubs Fan

Please confirm if one of the computers at the link is the same as yours http://support.dell....en/ug/index.htm
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Dell OptiPlex™ GX270: Small Mini-Tower Computer
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Your upgrade options are limited I`m afraid and for the following reasons;

The case is small meaning any new video card must be the low profile type (see link below)
Your MB has the dated AGP type video card slot, http://www.newegg.co...2d6ac0baa340ba2
Add on video cards can be power hungry and they sometimes require their own power connection from the PSU (power supply unit) the stock PSU fitted in the Dell OptiPlex™ GX270: Small Mini-Tower Computer has a 250W output and this is not enough for most cards available today, other considerations regarding the PSU are the size and shape of the unit due to the size of the case + does it have a spare power cable available should one be required.

A + the MB has is the 4GB Ram capacity available which would help improve a new add on video cards performance.

WOW system requirements http://www.wowwiki.c...em_requirements
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Thanks for your help. this might be a quick fix to my problem, but now Im thinking I will buy a new computer.
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Thanks for your help. this might be a quick fix to my problem, but now Im thinking I will buy a new computer.


This would be your best option, when you are ready to purchase come back here and we can put you a list of parts together, you will need to tell us what your maximum budget will be + what if any parts you already have such as mouse, keyboard, screen and so on.
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