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Dell Optiplex GX280 Video Card Install Problem

I have a dell optiplex gx280 (specs @

I added a ATI Radeon HD2400 Pro 256MB PCI-e Low Profile Video Card, which is "compatible" according to the dell website.

Once i add the card, the computer will not boot. Could it be the power? The power supply only supplies 210 W worth. If so, any recommendations? I read somewhere about dell power supplies being proprietary and you have to buy some sort of converter if you buy a power supply from outside.

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You hit that one right on the dot.  ATI website showed the specs for that graphics card you installed as needing a 300 Watt power supply.  Good news though... I researched and I believe I found your 300W power supply.  There are 4 different Optiplex gx280 designs with 4 completely different power supplies.  Since you bought the low-profile video card, I believe you have the slim computer case and this power supply should work for you...

Good Luck

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