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Video card for Dell 531s

I recently bought a Dell Inspiron 531s . I was sure that this could accept dual monitor was it was no.
I need now to buy a new card but because it's a slim case i don't know which one I need to buy that accept dual monitor ( DVI if possible for SyncMaster 204B) and that it's half length.
Could you help me please ?

Thanks !!

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This computer uses a PCIe-16 slot, so any half-height dual-monitor card with DVI would do for you. The XFX Geforce 7200GS with 256MB memory has dvi and vgb outputs. It supports the resolution of your 20" Syncmaster, and is around $40 at Newegg.com at this time.

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I can't install dual window in dell inspiron n5010


If Dual windows is a program, you're not giving enough information.
If you mean you're trying to use a second monitor, your video card may not support the monitor you're trying to use, or the amount of monitors in use.
If you're trying to make 2 windows appear on the same monitor, you can do this by making sure the windows are not maximized, then either (windows 7+) dragging them to the edges of the monitor and releasing, or (older versions) re-sizing the windows by clicking in the corner of the window and dragging to the appropriate size.

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My Dell monitor has gone black using the DVI cable. The monitor works fine on another computer using a VGA cable rather than the DVI cable. Then I tried starting my computer with the monitor hooked up...


Absolutely, good call!

IF the Inspiron 531s came with a video card as is an option, replace it.
IF it did not, and is using the motherboard Integrated Graphics, install a graphics card.

{There are those who think that Integrated Graphics is a graphics card, and not a GPU soldered directly to the motherboard. I'm going to do this, or that with my graphics card, when in reality there is No graphics card.

GPU is Graphics Processing Unit. The graphics 'engine', if you will.
It is a Chipset,

A GPU can be soldered directly to the motherboard, (Integrated Graphics), or soldered to a removable adapter card. (Graphics/Video Card),

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Graphics_Processing_Unit

Chip and Chipset are slang terms to denote I.C.
Integrated Circuit,

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Integrated_circuit


The Dell Inspiron 531s Desktop PC has a PCI-Express x16 expansion slot, on the motherboard,

http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/inspd531/en/OM/appendix.htm#wp1149549

(Under the heading - Specifications. Scroll down to the subheading Expansion Bus, and look to the right of the second PCI Express heading.
PCI Express - connector - 1 x16)

You can use a PCI-Express graphics card.

To go a little deeper;
The PCI Express technology has changed since it's inception. (2004)
Went basically from version 1.0, to 1.1, to 2.0, and now 2.1

In 2007 (January 15) the PCI Express 2.0 version was brought out.
(As far as I know PCI Express 3.0 isn't out yet. Supposed to come out in late 2011, but it's delayed)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PCI_Express

Since the Dell Inspiron 531s came out in 2008, (According to my sources) it should be using the PCI Express 2.0 technology.

Both, graphics cards that are built upon the PCI Express 2.0 technology, AND the PCI Express 2.1 technology, will work on your computer.

The main thing you need to be concerned with is the power requirement.

Does your Power Supply have enough Watts to run the graphics/video card you're looking at?

Does the 12 Volt power rail of the Power Supply, have enough Amp's (Amperage), to run the graphics card you're looking at?

The Dell Inspiron 531s Desktop PC comes with a 300 Watt power supply.
Do not know what the 12 Volt power rail amperage is.


You also have to be concerned if the graphics card you are looking at, will FIT in the computer case.
The case measures 6.7 inches across, from the OUTSIDE edges.
(6 and 3/4 inches approximately, or 17 cm)

A good seller will state the physical dimensions of the graphics card. Look at the Height.
Computer unplugged from power, computer on a table, computer case open.

OBSERVE Anti-Static Precautions.
Measure the distance from the top edge of the PCI Express x16 slot, to the inside edge of the computer case.
This is the distance in Height that the graphics card will have to fit in.

(The graphics card will go down into the PCI Express x16 slot, a little. Approximately 1/2 inch.
Do Not include this. It will allow 1/2 inch of clearance from the top of the graphics card, to the inside edge of the computer case. You do not want the graphics card to touch the computer case )

Anti-Static Precautions:
Your body carries Static electricity. Static WILL fry out (Short Circuit) the delicate hardware components inside a computer.

Computer on a table, computer unplugged from power, computer case open;
TOUCH an unpainted surface, of the metal frame of the open computer case.
This action will relieve your body of Static.

{If you use a metal tape measure, touch it to the metal frame BEFORE using. Same thing with a wooden ruler that has a metal edge. Touch the metal edge to the metal frame of the open computer}

If you leave your computer in the middle of working on it, be SURE to Touch the metal frame again upon your return.

Recommendation for a graphics (Video) card?

I go with the 'Best Bang for the Buck' theory,

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130680

I'm also watching the power requirement. {300 Watt power supply}

{It's 5.7 inches long (5 and 3/4 inches approx.), and 4.38 inches Tall. (Height. 4 and 3/8ths inches approx.}

Note that the video (Graphics) card has two DVI ports, and an HDMI port.
If your monitor has a VGA cable, you'll need to buy an adapter.
Female VGA (HD-15) to male DVI adapter.

{Monitor cable has a male (pins) VGA connector. Video card has a Female (Socket holes) DVI connector (Port)
Adapter VGA end is Female. DVI end is Male}

Example of female VGA (HD-15) to male DVI adapter,

http://www.directron.com/adp04.html

Click on the smaller photos under the main large photo, to enlarge them.

For additional questions, or to have me clarify anything I have stated, please post in a Comment.
(Upper right of your page, blue Comment)

Regards,
joecoolvette

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You are clearing CMOS Error Codes, and resetting the BIOS back to the factory default settings.

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This is Dell's specifications on the Inspiron 531s,

http://www.dell.com/us/en/dfh/desktops/inspndt_53xs/pd.aspx?refid=inspndt_53xs&s=dfh&cs=22

Left-click on the Tech Specs tab.

You could use a memory card reader that attaches to any of the computers USB ports.
Here is an example,

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=1187796&CatId=942

Scrolling down the page, shows you an animated gif of this memory card reader.
(Above the large red - Ultra 3 Year Warranty)

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