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Old 10-22-2010, 04:15 PM   #21
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I think I figured out what you guys are asking for.

Board: Dell Inc. 0WG855
Serial Number: ..CN7082168E045P.
Bus Clock: 1066 megahertz
BIOS: Dell Inc. 2.4.2 03/30/2007

And its saying that it takes DDR2 memory.

Is that the info I need?
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If I'm not mistaken by the above info I found, would it be correct to say that this GeForce 9500 GT 1GB DDR2 PCI-Express 2.0 Graphics Card that I found on amazon would do the job?

http://www.amazon.com/EVGA-01G-P3-N9...pr_product_top
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as long as you have an x16 slot, *most* low-power cards should work just fine.
Yeah, that kills me. We call 'em x16 slots, even though they're PCIe, and PCI-X is an entirely different animal.

Oh, yeah. I totally forgot about the power requirements. Now high-end video cards have separate power connectors on them, as they draw more juice than the slot can provide. There are at least three different standards for that- the ole' 4-pin Molex like 5.25" disk drives use, plus a newer 6 pin and 8 pin standard which requires a special power supply to drive.



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And of making sure that you don't have two different devices at 7Fh and 0x220, and of having to unload emm386 in order to make certain applications work, and of troubleshooting termination problems in your six-device SCSI stack, and of having to figure out which one of several dozen BNC T connectors at the back of someone's PC got unplugged, causing the whole network to go down, and of having to set disk interleave, etc,.

Ok, progress ain't all bad.
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Dell XPS 410
Here's the owner's manual: http://support.dell.com/support/edoc...N/YH251A02.pdf

And here's the service manual: http://support.dell.com/support/edoc...M_EN/index.htm

You have one PCIe-x16 slot, which confirms to the 1.1a spec.



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would it be correct to say that this GeForce 9500 GT 1GB DDR2 PCI-Express 2.0 Graphics Card that I found on amazon would do the job?
Banjo-Kazooie!

Here's the datasheet for that card: http://www.evga.com/products/pdf/01G-P3-N959.pdf

It says, in part "PCI Express® 2.0 / 1.1 Support" and it is clearly a PCIe-x16 card, so it ought to work. It also does not appear to require external power and merely calls for a "Minimum of a 350 Watt power supply," so no worries there.
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Here's the owner's manual: http://support.dell.com/support/edoc...N/YH251A02.pdf

And here's the service manual: http://support.dell.com/support/edoc...M_EN/index.htm

You have one PCIe-x16 slot, which confirms to the 1.1a spec.



Banjo-Kazooie!

Here's the datasheet for that card: http://www.evga.com/products/pdf/01G-P3-N959.pdf

It says, in part "PCI Express® 2.0 / 1.1 Support" and it is clearly a PCIe-x16 card, so it ought to work. It also does not appear to require external power and merely calls for a "Minimum of a 350 Watt power supply," so no worries there.
******* awesome! Thanks a ton Joe!

I just signed up for Amazon Prime and this will be my first purchase with it.
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It says, in part "PCI Express® 2.0 / 1.1 Support" and it is clearly a PCIe-x16 card, so it ought to work. It also does not appear to require external power and merely calls for a "Minimum of a 350 Watt power supply," so no worries there.
Win! That card supports HD video acceleration (new versions of Adobe Flash, Media Player Classic, etc), gives you what you want, and doesn't draw too much power. Newegg's price is a dollar or two less, but you'd probably get it faster w/ Prime. Let us know if you have any trouble throwing it in, but it should be pretty straightforward. The hardest part is finding the magic case release switch/button on some of those Dell boxes, but it sounds like you've already been inside.
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Win! That card supports HD video acceleration (new versions of Adobe Flash, Media Player Classic, etc), gives you what you want, and doesn't draw too much power. Newegg's price is a dollar or two less, but you'd probably get it faster w/ Prime. Let us know if you have any trouble throwing it in, but it should be pretty straightforward. The hardest part is finding the magic case release switch/button on some of those Dell boxes, but it sounds like you've already been inside.
Nice! I'm glad I was able to learn a little bit from you guys, and find a good card with dual DVI outputs!

I'll update this thread once its here, installed, and let you guys know what I think.

I've been using the 2 monitors for the first time all afternoon working on my listings and it helps A TON! I'm seriously cutting my listing time in half. I'm excited to finally have a halfway decent setup that's eventually going to pay for itself.
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Great. Now if we can just get you to stop punching inanimate objects, we'll be in good shape.
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Great. Now if we can just get you to stop punching inanimate objects, we'll be in good shape.
lol

Something tells me this time around I might have learned my lesson.

This cast (4th cast) comes off Nov 1st when the last 2 pins come out (3rd surgery), then I don't know what the plan is. Still feels broken to me.

This reminds me, I never did post up the most recent xrays on here to show you guys. These are the xrays after the middle finder pin was removed. I still have to get copies of the first ones that had all 3 pins in the fingers. Wolverine hand FTW!! lol
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