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Dell Dimension 2350 Monitor Upgrade 22"

by djmaincheese / June 1, 2008 2:02 PM PDT

I have a Dell Dimension 2350 with upgraded Memory 2X512mb RAM and it works great. I would like to get a bigger monitor, possibly a Dell E228WFP. I currently have the Stock 15" that came with the computer. Do I have to upgrade the video card? What would you recommend for simple everyday use, windows applications-web browsing and dvd playback. I wont be using this computer for gaming.

Thank you for your time

Dean

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Check specs...
by Willy / June 1, 2008 11:08 PM PDT

From memory the Dell 2350 uses a build-in video port. That port is VGA capable and won't really drive a 22" LCD very good(verify connection type), so a new video card is required. BUT! the Dell 2350 hasn't a hi-end video slot, so it will be PCI only. In other words, IMHO its waste of effort and $ to try upgrading the video side. Even, if you got a better video card, the system speed and its use for hi-end gaming will drag you down or offer "artifacts" on the LCD. Again, cjeck the specs for 100% reference to your possible upgrade needs, even if capable it will be lackluster results to push this system.

tada -----Willy Happy

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you'll need a recent driver for the 945 built-in graphics
by ramarc / June 2, 2008 12:08 AM PDT
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(NT) Appreciate the help, Thank you
by djmaincheese / June 2, 2008 1:03 PM PDT
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