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I have a Dell Vostro 400 and I believe the NVIDIA P413

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I have a Dell Vostro 400 and I believe the NVIDIA P413 graphics card is bad. Is it worth replacing, and if so what is a good replacement?
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Computer Hardware
Expert:  Techie_Ben replied 1 year ago.

Thank you for the question. Before you replace the card, have you tried re-seating it? Often times just taking the video card out and putting it back in will do the trick. If it really is the card, the replacement is anywhere between $9.99 and $20 depending on where you get the card from. If that card was suitable for you and you don't have requirements for a better video card, I'd suggest sticking with the same model. If you have any questions I'll be here to answer, just let me know. Thanks again!

Expert:  Techie_Ben replied 1 year ago.

Thank you!

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