Updating the 3100c
Like many other Dimension 3100 owners, I am keen to hold on to this unit as long as possible as it is only used for basic domestic purposes. All is now working but in mysterious cicumstances so I think it is worth relating what I can remember as that may help sks to unravel the mystery.We are retired so not keen to expand our PC ownership any further than really necessary. I placed the card in the PCIe x1 slot and connected the VGA lead to the card, booted the PC and the usual boot sequence completed. I did that and sure enough, a GT730 driver was downloaded and apparently installed but a restart was required. Leafscan is an i OS app that measures the area of a leaf (or leaves) from a picture.It lets you take a picture with your mobile device or load one from your Photo Library.
Consequently, the best compromise we can achieve is an image that is stretched horizontally (1024x768).
I have, therefore, now entered into the tangled jungle of non-gaming graphics card selection, bearing in mind that a low power device is needed that is physically compatible with the available slots as well as being compatible with Win 10.
So, we have the big question as to which (if any) graphics cards that fit PCIe x1 or PCI x1 slots also offer 1920x1080 resolution?
I believe that the Geforce GTX 730 LP is a PCI-E 2.0 card, not a PCI-E X2 card.
Its physical interface is PCI-E X16, so it won't fit in an X1 slot.
I have now installed the software for the monitor but it has not had any impact on the available resolutions.