Is this video card compatiable? Help, please.

June 19, 2011 at 19:37:16
Specs: Windows XP, 502 RAM
Will a EVGA 256-P1-N400-RX GeForce 6200 256MB 64-bit DDR2 PCI Low Profile Ready Video Card (found here: ) work with my dinosaur the Dell Dimension E310?

Operating System: Windows XP Professional (5.1, Build 2600) Service Pack 3 (2600.xpsp_sp3_gdr.101209-1647)
Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: Dell Inc.
System Model: Dell DV051
BIOS: Phoenix ROM BIOS PLUS Version 1.10 A03
Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 3.00GHz
Memory: 502MB RAM
Page File: 626MB used, 599MB available
Windows Dir: C:\WINDOWS
DirectX Version: DirectX 9.0c (4.09.0000.0904)
DX Setup Parameters: Not found
DxDiag Version: 5.03.2600.5512 32bit Unicode

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June 20, 2011 at 04:48:41

Specifications Dell™ Dimension™ 3100/E310

Processor type: Intel® Pentium® 4 with Hyper-Threading technology

NOTE: Not all Pentium 4 processors support Hyper-Threading technology.

Intel Celeron® D processors

Level 1 (L1) cache: At least 16 KB (dependent upon your computer configuration)

Level 2 (L2) cache: At least 256 KB (dependent upon your computer configuration) pipelined-burst, eight-way set associative, write-back SRAM

Memory Type: 400- and 533-MHz DDR2 unbuffered SDRAM

Memory connectors: two

Memory capacities: 256 MB, 512 MB, or 1 GB non-ECC

Maximum memory: 2 GB

Computer Information

Chipset: Intel 915GV

RAID support: RAID 1 (mirroring)

DMA channels: eight

Interrupt levels: 24

BIOS chip (NVRAM): 4 Mb

NIC: Integrated network interface capable of 10/100 communication

System clock: 800-MHz data rate

Video Type: Integrated

Audio Type: HDA

Expansion Bus

Bus type:
PCI 2.3
PCI Express x1

Bus speed: PCI: 33 MHz

PCI Express: 500 MB/s bidirectional speed

PCI connectors: two

connector size: 120 pins

connector data width (maximum): 32 bits

PCI Express connector: one x1

connector size: 36 pins

connector data width (maximum) : 1 PCI Express lane


Externally accessible: one 3.5-inch drive bay (FlexBay)
two 5.25-inch drive bays

Available devices:
Serial ATA drives (up to 2), floppy drive, USB memory devices, CD drive, CD-RW drive, DVD drive, DVD-RW drive, DVD and CD-RW combo drive, and media reader

Internally accessible: two bays for 1-inch high hard drives


DC power supply: 230 W

intel P4 3.0ghz HTT
ATI 9800 Pro AGP 8x
2 x 1gb Corsair DDR400
2 x 250gb HDD
Windoze XP SP3

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June 20, 2011 at 05:31:15
It's not a very good card but it will work - what's the intended purpose of the upgrade? Your system could also use more RAM.

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