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I have a dell vostro 230 slim and I can not get a picture from the on board video what can I do. And if I get a pci-e low profile video card will I half to change the bios for it to see it?

What are some options I have to fix this.

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If you are sure the graphics adapter is gone, you have check ALL cables, connections, try another monitor/ cable, drivers: http://www.dell.com/support/drivers/us/en/04/Product/vostro-230. A Graphics card is a option, make sure to look at the min. requirements for the graphic card, the power specs are important. I would not change the BIOS if Dell does not require it.

Posted on Jan 06, 2013

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SOURCE: Compatibility of PCI-EXpress card for Dell GX280 (Small Dextop)

So if this is a slimline pc you are kind of limited in upgrade options
space being the biggest , then being followed with cooling ability, the best advice I can give you if specs say 350 is needed i wouldn't chance having the card pull more of a load off of the PSU than what is rated for it. Hope this helps

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SOURCE: Dell Optiplex GX280 Video Card Install Problem

You hit that one right on the dot.  ATI website showed the specs for that graphics card you installed as needing a 300 Watt power supply.  Good news though... I researched newegg.com and I believe I found your 300W power supply.  There are 4 different Optiplex gx280 designs with 4 completely different power supplies.  Since you bought the low-profile video card, I believe you have the slim computer case and this power supply should work for you...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817374002

Good Luck

Posted on Jun 11, 2009

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There is a work-around for Vista. Look here.

A little bit down you can read:
"A user could force the installation of a XPDM driver for each of these devices, and therefore get heterogeneous multi-adapter multi-monitor to work as in Windows XP."

If you can go that way depends mainly on the manufacturer of the video card driver.

If you are going to sell all your nice 22" monitors - let me know...;-)

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firstly remove ur all RAMs then reboot ur system. after that flash the motherboard cell.
after that reboot ur system, if yous system have same problem then plug out all hadware of ur system except VGA, RAM, Hard Drive,and key board. after this u may restart ur PC and then check it out.
hope so ur problem is solved

Posted on Aug 26, 2009

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