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Optiplex GX280 Low Profile Graphics Failure

Getting 2 beeps on POST which suggests onboard graphics failure. What graphics cards will fit in this machine?

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  • apoldotneth May 11, 2010

    How about if my tower is too slim, what video card with 512mb memory can you suggest, because if the video card is too wide, it won't fit. Can i buy something like an expander or something? my PCI slot expands into two PCI slots. thank you

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According to the Dell website your board has a 16X PCI express graphics slot. If so, you can ask for any PCI express graphics card at your retailer. The memory size and performance of the card will depend on your budget.
Hope you find this info helpful.

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