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Would this fit on my mother board?

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Almost 60 yr old here.  Need you smart youngons for advice!  lol

Thank You, ratchet!

Main Circuit Board Board

Board: Dell Computer Corp. 0G1548 A00

Serial Number: ..CN7082144SG0J4.

Bus Clock: 533 megahertz

BIOS: Dell Computer Corporation A05 12/02/2003

From what I gather my board may not accept PCI Ex and this is just PCI so it might work.

http://www.freeafterrebate.info/deal/3d-fuzion-geforce-mx-4000-pci-graphics-card-with-128mb-ddr-memory

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Ill say it now, MX cards were crap. What do you need it for, are you using onboard video now? Do you know if your card has AGP, since if it doesnt have a PCI-e slot, theres a high chance it would.

What model is the computer?

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It's a Dimension 2400.  I have 1G of RAM and:

2.80 gigahertz Intel Pentium 4

8 kilobyte primary memory cache

512 kilobyte secondary memory cache

The graphics is just built in to the Intel chip.  Since this upgrade would be free and I don't intend on getting a new pc for a while it seems like it would be a good move.

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Thank you, looks like it would fit!  Next question is, assuming I don't screw something up, since this upgrade is essentially free, should I do it?  I have no great graphics plans like installing vista or anything, I'm just thinking it would be fun to do.

yeah, as a freebie give it a whirl , and you may be able to disable the intergrated  graphics in the Bios  and free up some memory , it was a good card in it's day , anyway you have no AGP or Pci-E slot on that board , so it is a good option , especially for free , I would buy 2 at that price , (free)

just my opinion , and the usuall disclaimer etc ,

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Once again, thank you for the replies.  Also, Roco are you saying two would/could improve performance over one?

Oh, sorry I should have explained more , you could use 2 with 2 monitors ,

but what I meant to say was , if they were free I would buy ? 2 , and keep one as a spare, or for a second computer , as I got lots of earlier computers given to me ,and those Pci cards have got to be better than integrated graphics built into the motherboard , as they rob memory from the computer , but I see in your case you have 1Gb of ram , so not a problem on that for you ,

I would expect to see better quality output from the Pci graphics card and may be a slight improvement in performance , it the card was costing money I would sugest leaving things be , but for free ? go for it   :icon_thumright:

if you do go this route ratchet , post back and let us know the results ? ,

even at

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Oh, sorry I should have explained more , you could use 2 with 2 monitors ,

but what I meant to say was , if they were free I would buy ? 2 , and keep one as a spare, or for a second computer , as I got lots of earlier computers given to me ,and those Pci cards have got to be better than integrated graphics built into the motherboard , as they rob memory from the computer , but I see in your case you have 1GB of ram , so not a problem on that for you ,

I would expect to see better quality output from the Pci graphics card and may be a slight improvement in performance , it the card was costing money I would sugest leaving things be , but for free ? go for it  :icon_thumright:

if you do go this route ratchet , post back and let us know the results ? ,

even at

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