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Windows 7: Graphic Card for DELL Vostro 230 (Slim Tower)...

30 Oct 2010   #1
Lew

Windows 7 Professional 32-bit
 
 
Graphic Card for DELL Vostro 230 (Slim Tower)...

I need help looking for a Graphic Card for a DELL Vostro 230 Slim Tower to replace the integrated Intel GMA X4500. The manual says it can take the NVIDIA GeForce G310-512MB, but i can't find it anywhere to buy as it is an OEM graphic card.

I've read that the NVIDIA GeForce G310 is identical to the GeForce G210. So i go and purchase it to find that it is to big and DOE'S NOT FIT !!!

Has anybody got any other suggestions ???

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30 Oct 2010   #2
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

The reason you can't find the G310 to buy is that Nvidia made it only available to what is known the OEM channel, basically means it can only be bought from system builders (Dell, HP, etc). Spec and build-wise the G210 and G310 are identical, so in what way does it not fit? If it is the back plate bracket that is too long the card should have come with a second shorter one (2 of them actually) like the ones shown here,

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30 Oct 2010   #3
Lew

Windows 7 Professional 32-bit
 
 

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in what way does it not fit? If it is the back plate bracket that is too long the card should have come with a second shorter one (2 of them actually) like the ones shown here
The card did not come with any plate brackets...

The width of the tower chassis is 106mm and the width of the plate bracket on the graphic card is 121mm...
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30 Oct 2010   #4
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Kind of defeats the purpose of a low profile card if they don't provide the low profile brackets. Pretty much leaves you with two options,

1. Contact whoever it was that made the card as ask them why it doesn't come with the brackets, and see if they will send them to you.

2. Return that card and find one that does come with the low profile brackets.
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