Can a Dell Dimension 2400 take a GeForce 6600 graphics card?
I have a Del Dimension 2400. I need a GeForce 6600 graphics adapter card to run a certain game - can it be installed in my Dell? I am not sure if I have the correct slot to take the new card. Thank you in advance for any help.
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If the blue screen appears only if the video card is plugged in that only means it's not compatible with your computer. If you want to know what video cards you can use for that computer try to go to this link.
sounds like yo had the same Problems that I had with my 5200 geforce The install did not go well. what was happening was the direct x was binding to the old mother board graphics system and not the new card . to make it rebind just change the refresh rate in the nvidia icon in your task bar . disable the display adapter from device manager for the motherboard graphics .put the card in the slot change the monitor cord boot up check you direct x by typing in run dxdiag and test directx to be sure it is running with your card you can also see that from the about nvidia you must have the driver for the card installed to do all this.. hope I helped install the driver first then disable download latest drivers here http://www.nvidia.com/Download/index5.aspx?lang=en-us
if this is a relacement for an old card 1st make sure the old drivers are ubisnatlled and the goto www.nvidia.co.uk and install the latest wqhl drivers and that should remidy it you may also need to reset you monitor settings
It's a common problem with people wanting to customize Dell Dimension PCs. They are a great basic PC but weren't designed to be completely tricked out. The layout for the power supply is a bit different in most of their cases and to upgrade the power supply you usually have to physically alter the case =\ There are afew video cards that have a lower draw, but I'm not sure if they are going to be that great of an upgrade.
I beleive that your onboard is pretty much the equivelent to the geforce card you have spec-wise. But the 3300 a much new technology and has a faster processing speed in comparison to the geforce 6600 (not sure about the 7200).
In anycase, if you get yourself another ATI HD card (2400, 3450, or 3470) you can actually run them both as a Crossfire set up. Also, you can slight overclock your onboard video just a tad if that is a route you wanted to take.
The HD 3300 onboard was meant to be a better option over more entry level cards on the market today.
If you're still not sure, you can always do a 3dmark or gaming FPS test on each gpu to see which gives you the best outcomes.
Try to find out what the AGP voltage is on the motherboard. Some graphics cards use 1.5 volts and some use 3. If it's a 1.5 volt AGP slot and you plug a 3 volt graphics card in, it either wont work or you could permanantly damage both card and motherboard.
I think maybe some how the main graphics for your pc has possibly switched to onboard.
Try getting into bios F2 or DEl on boot up and highlight Advanced ChipsetFeatures and press Enter.
In here make sure your AGP card is set as the Primary graphics controller.
When done press ESC and 'Y' to save settings, then re-boot pc.
Hope this gets you running again.