I want to upgrade my video memory

Dell / Poweredge 700
February 20, 2010 at 04:51:37
Specs: Microsoft Windows XP Professional, 2.793 GHz / 1535 MB
I have 8MB built-in RAGE XL PCI video memory in Dell Poweredge 700 server desktop pc.

Configuration:
CPU 2.8 GHz
RAM: 1.5 GB

I would like to upgrade that video memory for general purpose usages.
Could anyone help me please in this regard?


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#1
February 20, 2010 at 05:35:45
Unless you play games, you don`t need good graphics card. Onboard graphics card is perfect for office working and you won`t feel any difference with a separate graphics card.

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#2
February 20, 2010 at 06:30:28
Servers don't need high end video, that's why your system only has 8MB integrated graphics. And you won't find an AGP or PCI-e x16 slot because servers aren't designed with graphics upgrades in mind. If you feel you need more video memory, you'll have to disable the onboard video & install a PCI video card.

How much are you willing to spend?


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#3
February 20, 2010 at 06:45:13
@probfixer and jam:
Thx 4 ur reply. Actually I'm not using my pc not like a server pc, not using server windows too. Simply windows xp, I use this one as my entertainment pc. Already I bought a sound card and being used. When I start video conferencing it gets hang for some time repeatedly. So, I'm planning to upgrade video memory, I was afraid I couln't do that.
If possible tell me the way to upgrade within a reasonable cost.

One more thing: during startup it gives msg BIOS not installed! what should I do 4 that?
Thanks once more!!


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#4
February 20, 2010 at 11:06:45
You will have to install a PCI video card. I checked newegg & selected the cheapest with free shipping...GeForce FX5200 256MB 128-bit memory for $30 after rebate:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...

It only has VGA ports though. If you need a DVI port, there's this Geforce 8400GS with 512MB 64-bit memory for $40 after rebate:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...

The 8400GS is the better of the two.

"BIOS not installed"

Are you sure that's the error message? The system can't boot without a working BIOS.


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#5
February 20, 2010 at 22:12:58
Probably means that a network or disk controller BIOS is not installed/disabled.

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