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Need a new video card, what kind will it take?

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The D400-A PCs's were unfortunately made before the PCIe specs became standard. Almost none of the newer video cards will work, but I was lucky enough to find an nVidia GeForce 9400GT 1GB card that fits standard PCI. Be careful shopping for one online, make sure the product details state that it is the PCI version of the card, not the PCIe version.

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http://www.directron.com/howtovideo.html

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