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Old 01-16-2012, 01:08 PM   #21
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Since there are video card **** in here...what can I do to get my notebook to use proper 1080p resolution from the VGA cable? I can't use the HDMI cable because my Dell N5010 will not "send sound" through the HDMI cable.
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Old 01-16-2012, 02:08 PM   #22
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lol wut? Why can't you just use HDMI for video and do audio separate? Your VGA won't send sound either...
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Old 01-16-2012, 03:01 PM   #23
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Kind of what I was thinking. And your video card is only capable of a certain max resolution, and if it's a notebook i doubt it's 1080p anyways.
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Old 01-16-2012, 03:04 PM   #24
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For $33, should I bother upgrading my old Dell desktop from a Radeon HD2400 Pro to a Geforce 8800 GTS?
Repeating because hustler bumped the thread to a new page.
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Old 01-16-2012, 03:09 PM   #25
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Repeating because hustler bumped the thread to a new page.
you be the judge...

http://www.videocardbenchmark.net/vi...on+HD+2400+PRO

http://www.videocardbenchmark.net/vi...Force+8800+GTS

Although your video card my not be the only bottleneck.
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Old 01-16-2012, 03:15 PM   #26
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you be the judge...

http://www.videocardbenchmark.net/vi...on+HD+2400+PRO

http://www.videocardbenchmark.net/vi...Force+8800+GTS

Although your video card my not be the only bottleneck.
Pretty old desktop, E2180 proc, 4 GB of DDR2, etc.
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You would probably see a decent improvement.
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You would probably see a decent improvement.
This, assuming you play at a high enough resolution to not make your CPU the bottleneck.
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Old 01-23-2012, 10:49 PM   #29
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What a dope I am.

Bought that 8800GTS 512mb, never bothered to take a look at my mobo.

Whaddya know, not a single PCI-e aux power or molex power sources on the mobo or direct from the power supply.

So...either replace the PS with one that has a PCI-e power source (AND that fits this Inspiron 530 case), or daisy-chain from the SATA --> Molex --> PCI-e.



EDIT:

Found this:

http://www.cpustuff.com/8-inches-sat...le-8494mp.html

Bad idea?
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Screw it. Ordered a Cooler Master 500w power supply.
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Screw it. Ordered a Cooler Master 500w power supply.
You should give in to temptation, and build a bran new gaming rig.

Then buy my video card.
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What a dope I am.

Bought that 8800GTS 512mb, never bothered to take a look at my mobo.

Whaddya know, not a single PCI-e aux power or molex power sources on the mobo or direct from the power supply.

So...either replace the PS with one that has a PCI-e power source (AND that fits this Inspiron 530 case), or daisy-chain from the SATA --> Molex --> PCI-e.


I had this problem...soldering iron fixed it. My issue was not having any PCIEx power cable, only SATA.
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