Hi, new here. I think this is the correct place for this question.
So my computer failed to boot properly and I went through the usual things as suggested in my manual, and whilsy the OS worked, the display was mangled. I contacted the Dell technical support and it appears the issue lies with the Graphics card. My warranty expired and I was quoted £218 for a replacement. Ridiculous, I thought and so I've been looking around (on a borrowed laptop) of cards that are available now.
My current, now kaput card is a 512MB NVIDIA GeForce 8800GT. My computer is an XPS 420 with Q6600 Quad Core 2.4 GHz, 1066MHz FSB, 8MB Cache. I have 3GB 667MHz DDR2 Memory.
Basically what can people recommend as a replacement card? My budget would most likely be under £120. Obviously these days the cheaper the better but I want at least somewhere near the performance of my old card.
Sorry, forgot to mention that most of the cards above will occupy two slots (or more) on account of their large coolers. So you'll want to check for available space, especially if you have other PCI/PCIE cards installed. G