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Re: CARDS FOR Dell Dimension 3000 PC Desktop

Dimension 3000 accepts only regular PCI cards according to the Dell site.

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Can not make my pc work with dual monitor, one with the DVI and the other one VGA. My PC is a Dell Dimension 4700

You are right,you can not make that work.You need either dvi or vga,on both monitors.You can not mix them,sorry.Check for an empty pci or pcie slot and add another video card.

Aug 24, 2011 | Dell Dimension 4700 PC Desktop

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I need a new sound card for my Dell Dimension 3000 Where do I go , how much will it cost and how do I install one?

u can purchase from any local store go for creative sound card pci slot if u r in blore call 9972888885

Sep 06, 2010 | Dell Dimension 3000 PC Desktop

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How many PCI slots available with DELL desktop

Mostly of all kinds of motherboard have 3 PCI slot an 1 PCIe slot. But there are some have more than that.

Aug 10, 2010 | Dell Dimension 5150 (DIM515MIN) PC Desktop

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About where the graphic's card in on my dell Dimension 3000.

From a general look on Dells website your computer only supports PCI style cards. You might have a completely different style of motherboard in there depending on when your PC was made. The only way to know whats truely inside your computer is to look up the Service Tag that is on the outside of the case. You can also take the side cover off (after you unplug the computer) and look inside if the motherboard (towards the bottom) in there only has 3 Cream colored slots on it then it only supports PCI cards.

Jul 01, 2010 | Dell Dimension 3000® Pentium® 4...

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How can i tell the difference between pci slots and pcie slots

The Peripheral Component Interconnect or more commonly known as PCI is a standard for connecting a lot of devices inside your computer to extend its capabilities. Devices like sound cards, modems, NIC, TV Tuners, and some video cards have at some point or another have used the PCI port.
PCI express ( PCI-E ) is a much improved version in terms of speed. PCIe uses a serial interface instead of the old parallel interface used by PCI. It also utilizes individual buses for each of the devices connected to it instead of a shared one like what PCI uses. The difference in speed is quite huge when comparing the standard PCI slot which runs at 133MB/s to a 16 slot PCIe that can send or receive up to 16GB/s.

The most common use for PCIe nowadays is with graphics cards which benefits hugely from the huge bandwidth provided by the interface.
1. PCIe is much faster compared to PCI.
2. PCIe uses a serial interface while PCI uses a parallel interface.
3. PCIe speed is classified into lanes, each capable of delivering up to 1GB/s data transfer.
4. PCI slots are standardized while PCIe slots vary depending on the number of lanes the slot is intended for.
5. Despite PCIe superiority, most manufacturers still use the PCI standard for their devices.

Unlike PCI slots which are the same size for all devices, PCIe slots can differ depending on which form factor it accepts. The longest would be the 16 lane slot and understandably, the shortest is for the x1 devices.

I hope this much information is enough for you to understand the difference between both of them. If you need any more help let me know.. !

May 13, 2010 | Dell Dimension 3000 PC Desktop

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Time warndr says slow connection caused by faulty network card. OEM card part of motherboard. What do I need to buy?

Your motherboard in this PC has two PCI cards, and one PCI express card. You may have one of these free to install an Ethernet card. If the PCI express slot is open, it is your first choice. The ethernet cards are labeled PCIe. There are many brands to choose from. Your system is using an Intel based LAN card.
Tiger Direct sells a PCIe Ethernet card for $49 made by DLink and a Trendnet PCI card for as little as 7.99. I have used both brands and they work well. The PCIe is faster.

Jan 14, 2010 | Dell Dimension 4700 PC Desktop

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What video card

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


Jun 15, 2009 | Dell Dimension 2400 PC Desktop

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No video

You can go into the BIOS , under onboard devices. Change the primary video controller to PCI.
refer to the following screen

If the cards are not detected on the board. Then the problem could be of the PCIe slot .


May 25, 2009 | Dell Dimension 4700 PC Desktop

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Graphics card for my computer


I am afraid Dimension 3000 has no support for PCI-e or AGP Video cards. You can however install a PCI Video card in one of the three PCI slots. Just ensure that the PCI Video Card you get is universal (i.e. supports both 3.3 and 5 volts).

When you have your new PCI Video card, check here for guide to install the hardware.


Jul 12, 2008 | Dell Dimension 3000 PC Desktop

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