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Dell Dimension 4500s Graphics Card Upgrade


Apparently i need to upgrade my graphics card to support windows 7 but my system only supports a maximum of 200w. It's a dell dimension 4500s so i believe i need a low profile pci. Anyone know where i could get something like this for relative.

Dell dimension 4500s
Upgraded ram and hdd, just need to upgrade graphics card


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