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Do I need to upgrade my video card before using a Dell 24 inch monitor with a Dell Dimension 2400

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Technically, no.

However you probably won't be able to use your monitor's maximum resolution unless you do. However, if you don't you'll still be able to see the video. I recommend trying it without upgrading first and see if what you have currently supports your monitor's resolution. If you don't like the available resolutions, then you can upgrade.

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Dell dimension 2400 powers on but has no display. Any ideas?


check first the vga cable. Make sure it is fix properly on the monitor and the video card, fix two screw on both end of the connector.

disconnect video card from the motherboard and reseat it properly. Restart your PC and see if that fix the problem. If not, then replace the video card.

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I have a Dell Dimension 2400 that I am running dual monitors on. I recently upgraded to Windows 7 professional from Windows XP and now I can't get both monitors to run at the same time. I have a Nvdia...


You should have 2 video ports on the 8400 GS card. One is the standard 15 pin VGA port and the other is the DVI port. You should be able to use these ports on the card to connect dual monitors. If you use the video port integrated on the motherboard you will bypass the 8400 GS card. Here's a link from Microsoft about running dual displays:
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My Dell dimension 2400 monitor doesn't work when connected to my tower. It appears that it's off when I connect it to the Dell Dimension 2400 tower, but when I connect the same monitor to another computer,...


Hi! For dell machines when u unplug the video cable/VGA from the tower while the system is on it will show monitor self test.If you are seeing a black box moving around the screen it means that monitor is ok.Check connection between monitor and tower.Make sure cables are securely plugged in.Check if the tower is ok. There is a possibility that your monitor is ok but the tower is not.check the power button (whats the color) if amber/orange, this means there is something wrong the the tower. If its blue or white it means its ok.Also check if you are going to hear one beep, it means system is booting up properly. If tower is ok and you are using a expansion video card then try to use internal one, normally its the vga port above the usbs.If you are going to use onboard video card make sure you enable it first in bios.If all things fail, contact your manufacturer, if the system is under warranty then they will send a tech to check the machine.hope this helps...

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Upgrades and advice!!!!!


2GB is the maximum amount of ram you can install in your Dimension 2400. Depending on how much ram you have in it now,.. you could get a substantial speed difference by upgrading. You can upgrade the video card if you want. If you want to upgrade to 2 GB and upgrade to a decent vid card,.. you are looking at about $180 for parts. you will need to determine if that is something you want to put into the 2400 or buy a new computer with substantial speed and performance difference for about $500 from Dell. If you have any further questions, please post a comment here and I will answer them for you.

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you have to disable the video card so you can use the on board

Jan 17, 2010 | Dell Dimension 2400 PC Desktop

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Video Card upgrade for Dim 4700 to 1920 x 1200


go to dell's web site.
http://support.dell.com/support/topics/global.aspx/support/upgrades/en/segmenter?c=us&l=en&s=gen&~ck=mn

Fill in the requested information and they will give you the details of your computer, and recommended upgrades.

Does your current card meet your needs? The 24 inch should not need any thing special other than loading its drivers, and setting up the video. You will of course be using the "D"
15 connector on this monitor and a mating video cable. These have to be purchased on their own sometimes, so make sure one comes with your monitor.


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What video card


i recommend a nvidia 9500gt 1gb vga card. It's phenomenal and purely insane graphics^_^

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Video card upgrade


i would go with something from ati they are small and they are great and they should fit into a dell case

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Video out on dimension 2400


all of those are controlled by the video card-software management panel..go to dell support website, and make certain you have that latest driver set..then you should be able to enable any of those options.

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