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Thinking of upgrading my Vesto 220s Slim Tower

by mjf85 / May 28, 2009 2:39 PM PDT

I bought my desktop earlier this year from dell and was thinking of either upgrading the processor or getting a graphics card.
I have 2 GB memory, Intel Pentium Dual CPU E2200 @2.2GHz 2.19GHz processor, and I don't believe I have a graphics card on this machine.
I'm trying to run the computer to play games though I haven't the slightest clue about what to upgrade the processor to.
I know the graphics card for a slim tower would be harder to find in stores since it would have to be smaller to fit the computer. The store I did go to was trying to sell me a comforter to run normal graphics on a slim tower but a friend at work said their wasn't one and they were just trying to sell me something.
The specs for the game I was planning on running are(though I was thinking of upgrading a little above the minimum requirements):
CPU: 2ghz Pentium4 Processor or Amd Athlon 2400+ Processor
RAM: 1.5 GB of RAM
GPU: 128mb Video Card (GeForce FX 5900 or Radeon 9500)
Any help would be nice. Thanks in advance.

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Thinking of upgrading my Vostro 220s Slim Tower
by mjf85 / May 28, 2009 6:15 PM PDT

I guess what I meant was Vostro 220s slim tower. I was just calling around getting support over the phone and didn't really get much. I was told that the power supply for this model was 300W and most video cards today needs 400W. Does anyone know if their is a video card that would work with 300W power supply? Also is their any way to increase the power supply to run a video card?

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by mlg63 / May 28, 2009 11:36 PM PDT

You might want to consider saving the money for a better gaming computer. The Vostro is a budget model intended for business use, not gaming. You would need to spend too much to upgrade--new power supply, video card, faster processor etc.-- not very easy to do with a slim tower that does not have much room for expansion. I think it would be a waste of money, especially now that you can buy higher powered computers at bargain prices.

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dell vostro 220S graphics upgrade
by blacksuit_uk / June 4, 2010 8:38 PM PDT

An ATI Radeon 4550 works fine. The graphics card had a full height, and half height end plate, which I switched to.

Upgrade memory to 3Gb on Windows 7 or XP

Plays Steam games just fine. Windows experience graphics index 5.1

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