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Old 04-16-2006, 12:52 PM   #1 (permalink)
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The dell techie says i should look for a Video card, with a Rendering Pipelines of 8 Memory Interface - 256 bit, Pixel Fillrate (Gpixels/sec) between 2.6 - 3.3 Memory Clock (MHz) between 580 - 700 .

They say that i cant use a card with GDDR3 memory but i heard that any AGP card will work

my PSU is 460W

dell dim xps gen 2
p4 3.2ghs
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ATI Radeon 9800XT (is shot and i will be looking to replace)

my computer is a little over 2 years old can i just buy any new card and it will work in my motherboard?

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Old 04-16-2006, 01:07 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Dell dumbness strikes again! Did they tell you had to get a card with those specifications, because if so, that's the biggest load of crap I've heard them say in a long time.

Any card AGP card should work provided it is compatible with your slot, and your PSU is up to the task.


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Old 04-16-2006, 07:46 PM   #3 (permalink)
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wth? you can get any kind of agp card
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Old 04-16-2006, 08:19 PM   #4 (permalink)
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so will this card work in my computer

i have agp 4x/8x slot and i have 256-bit so will this work in my motherboard no matter what i have a 460 W PSU and previously had an ATI radeon 9800xt
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Old 04-16-2006, 08:21 PM   #5 (permalink)
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also, will my computer only handle certain clock speeds because the dell tech said i should look for 500-700 for memory clock

im assuming that is wrong also because it sounds like you guys say he was full of crap
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Old 04-17-2006, 12:15 AM   #6 (permalink)
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why dose dell even have a help hotline? Get whatever card you like.
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Old 04-17-2006, 01:54 AM   #7 (permalink)
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lol.. no it doesn't have to have that memory speed range..

that 7800gs is good as long as your powersupply can handle it.. which i think it will.. (not 100% sure..)
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Old 04-17-2006, 01:06 PM   #8 (permalink)
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OMG, I will just mark this as another reason to hate dell. If you have a 4x/8x AGP slot, any 4x/8x AGP will work with the slot regardless what it's specs are. Your PSU should handle a 7800GS fine.

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