You have an "intergrated video port" which means its part of the mtrbd.. You need to visit Dell support and under your model# find any video upgrade path/option. If one is availble from Dell, more than likely then just about any PCI type video card will be better than what you now have. However, if no such upgrade path, then conisder that the bios which has to "disable" the current video port needs to be done in order to install any new video card. If no such disabling feature, then you're only hope is the system will "automatically" disable and allow the new card to install, but that's *NOT* a given.
On another note, you could possibly still use the current and new video card, together as a "multiple display" system, but try that as a last resort. Your system can see either dual display or one elongated display, you can pan as if on a much larger screen. Also, the new video card should support such a feature.
I have a Dell dimension 3000, and I was told you could not change the video card in the computer. But, the other day my friend told me she was fairly certain you could. The video card is extremely bad, so I wanted to buy a new one, but I was wondering if it was possible. The computer is a p4, and it is 2.8ghz. I have 512MB ram. Also, I am running Windows XP Home. I'm not sure if any of that matters whatsoever.
Now on to the video card itself:
Card name: Intel(R) 82865G Graphics Controller
Manufacturer: Intel Corporation
Chip type: Intel(R) 82865G Graphics Controller
DAC type: Internal
Display Memory: 96.0 MB
I thought I was told in the first place that it wasn't possible to change it because it was attached to the motherboard or something like that (if that's even possible, I don't know much about the insides of a computer).
So, if anyone knows whether or not it's possible to get a better card I'd appreciate the info Also, if I haven't included enough information, let me know and I can add it... if I know how to find it