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Hello once more OCN,

First off... this is a Dell OptiPlex 380 and 780 desktop.
They look like THIS





As you can see this computer has INTEGRATED graphics but still has a PCI express slot. Im not sure if its a 16x or 8x or whatever, if anybody knows, let me know. Thanks.

Here's the deal. Can I use an additional dedicated graphics card with this computer?
Do they sell something that would fit in this computer?
NOTICE the unusually small size of the PCI-e cover.

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You have to use a half height PCI-E card, usually called a low profile card. It looks like a 16x slot. The fastest low profile I've seen was the Sparkle 9800GT. It is somewhat expensive for the performance, but I think that's the best you can get for this size.

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this is the fastest half height card out atm
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...ter-_-14187099 its faster than that 9800gt linked above
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Thank youu!

Perfect answer. +1

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I was gonna say the new GT430 but the GTS450 is probably faster than it.
    
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Check your PSU before buying the card...
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My school has those, e7500 core2duos, Intel X4500 Graphics, I think.
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814261078

But I heard this card is really long in length and probably wont fit in a mATX, slimline case

And the PSU is probably not going to run it either.

I'd say pick up a GTX 460, 1gb model, and a new Full ATX Case and a new psu. Upgrading it all is probably the best thing to do, if you want nice graphics.
Edited by ZFedora - 10/11/10 at 1:43pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by ZFedora View Post
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814261078

But I heard this card is really long in length and probably wont fit in a mATX, slimline case
I just linked that ahead of you.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-523-_-Product

If you're a fan of ATI though.
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