Video Card Upgrade for Dell Optiplex GX270

Dell Optiplex gx270 desktop
September 23, 2009 at 13:05:28
Specs: Windows XP,
I have the "small mini tower" version of the Dell Optiplex as seen on this page:

I want to replace the video card with something that has S-Cable / TV Out capabilities. I don't game, I literally just want the ability to watch things from my computer onto my tv.

I'm pretty sure it takes AGP cards, but wanted to have someone third party confirm that Im even looking at the right kind of card since there is 2 PCI slots on my motherboard as well.

can someone recommend something entry level?

One of the cards I was looking at is this:

Will this do the trick?

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September 23, 2009 at 13:16:20
That card is way, WAY overpriced. If you're willing to spend $50 +/- for a card, at least get your money's worth.

But if you feel the FX5200 is sufficient, don't pay any more than it's worth:

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September 23, 2009 at 13:29:00
keep in mind the one I posted was listed in Canadian dollars.
and here is another catch -
I really dont want to order from based on a bad past experience.

but the card itself should do the trick?

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September 23, 2009 at 13:53:55
"keep in mind the one I posted was listed in Canadian dollars"

I live right near the US/CAN border & I know the CAN dollar is worth roughly 93 cents US. So how is it that a card that's worth roughly $25 US costs almost $50 CAN? And if you compare the specs, the FX5200 I linked to has 256MB/128-bit RAM...the card you chose has 128MB/64-bit RAM, so if anything, "your" card is worth maybe $20 US.

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September 26, 2009 at 06:53:20
okay next question.

where is the vga slot?
here is a picture of inside my computer:
please excuse the dust, that will be cleaned before I install a new card.
but those slots on the cards dont exactly look like they would fit my computer since they all have just 2 slots and the cards have 3?
or do they still just fit in the same way without the extra gaps on the board itself?

ps: I appreciate all help at this point as you can probably tell I havent had to deal with upgrading a video card before.

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September 26, 2009 at 07:16:06
The green slot is your agp slot and any agp card will fit.

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September 2, 2013 at 06:25:37
Very old thread but notice the leaking capacitor just above the right end of the AGP slot.

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