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Old 10-02-2005, 02:10 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default I Have A Low Profile PC, 250W, AGP Only. Whats The Best Video Card I Can Get?

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Dell Dimension 4600i
Intel Pentium 4 @ 2.66Ghz
1GB PC2700 DDR RAM
ATI Radeon 9700Pro 128mb

I originally wanted to upgrade to a Geforce 6600GT but because i have a low profile PC and my thingy has a 250wattage not 300 my PC could not support the card.

My 9700Pro is getting old and for Xmas my parents may get me an upgrade so i want to know whats the best card my PC can handle.

As mentioned in the title I only have PCI and AGP slots in my PC and not a PCI-Express thing. I only have one spare internal power cable to if that makes a difference.

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Sorry for double post but i live in the UK so newegg or whatever is it wont help as it does not send things across the pond.
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Probably the 9800 or 6200, and I'm not certain about that. You could always upgrade the PSU to 350W, but you would have to make sure it is made for a Dell.
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i would say a 9800 too
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a ordinary 9800 or a 9800Pro? Because a normal 9800 is a small downgrade from a 9700Pro, the latter produces about 5FPS more than the former.
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Probably the 9800 or 6200, and I'm not certain about that. You could always upgrade the PSU to 350W, but you would have to make sure it is made for a Dell.
Ok, could you or someone tell me where to get a new PSU? Should i try Ebay lol?
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You could, but I wouldn't trust it, seeing that Dell powersupplies are different. I don't know of any places that sell them in the UK.
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OCZ makes special PSUs that work in dells i think......
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how about pc power and cooling?
http://www.pcpowercooling.com/produc...supplies/dell/
i dont know if they have one that cant fit your model though.
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