Solved Dell XPS 400 video card upgrade

February 5, 2014 at 12:02:14
Specs: Windows 7, 2.8GZ dual core Pentium D
I was wondering if anyone knows of a decent upgrade for radeon x350/x550/x1050 video card. I have a Dell XPS 400 3GB ram dual core Pentium D 2.8ghz processor with a 375 Watt PSU running windows 7 home premium 32-bit I don't need anything to fancy just something a little more modern. I'm assuming this video card is the reason WEI will not complete. it is a small issue but very bothersome to me

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February 6, 2014 at 11:09:19
Uninstall the old driver, then shutdown & swap the cards. When you reboot, Windows will load generic drivers & you can then install the latest available version. These are the most current:

AMD Legacy drivers - Radeon HD 4000, 3000 & 2000 Series

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February 5, 2014 at 12:22:18
What is WEI - excuse my ignorance?

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February 5, 2014 at 12:53:23
WEI stands for Windows Experience Index

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February 5, 2014 at 12:59:57
SO I've been doing some research and the ATI Radeon HD 4350 video card looks like it would work. Is this a decent video card I know anything is an upgrade from the X350/x550/x1050 series video card still would like to know if its worth the money or should I keep looking?

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February 5, 2014 at 13:00:17
Thanks, hadn't seen that abbreviation before - sorry for intrusion.

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February 5, 2014 at 14:49:31
"the ATI Radeon HD 4350 video card looks like it would work"

It would most likely work, but is it the type of card you need? It's a general purpose/HTPC card that uses 64-bit memory. If you're into gaming, you're going to have to choose something a lot better.


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February 5, 2014 at 15:20:01
only "gaming" done is facebook games and I play Nitto Legends 1320. The only issue is the WEI wont finish and every now and then facebook games can be kinda slow even though sound is doing fine

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February 5, 2014 at 15:57:36
I found ATi radeon hd 4350 on Ebay for $8 so i bought it. I figured its only gonna be an upgrade from what I have now and since I don't do any real gaming that it should be fine. I'll let you know what if it helps

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February 6, 2014 at 09:39:24
ok now the new card should be here on Tuesday my question now is should I uninstall the old driver for my older video card or will ATI automatically update it for my new card once its installed?

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February 6, 2014 at 11:09:19
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Uninstall the old driver, then shutdown & swap the cards. When you reboot, Windows will load generic drivers & you can then install the latest available version. These are the most current:

AMD Legacy drivers - Radeon HD 4000, 3000 & 2000 Series

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February 6, 2014 at 11:14:30
OK thank you for the help I'll probably be upgrading again when I get the money if not just starting from scratch on a custom build but that won't be for a while so your input was appreciated

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