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Old 06-28-2008, 10:50 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Please can anyone tell me the best graphics card available for my old dell optiplex gx150, I've just maxed out the memory at a whopping 512mb and need a graphics card to stop the onboard leaching my ram .
Please help. Thanks.
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Old 06-28-2008, 11:20 AM   #2 (permalink)
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You have a X4 AGP slot. You should be able to use any X4/X8 video card. As for "best", you'll have to clarify.

Best, as in cheap?
Newegg.com - BIOSTAR VP5200SL16 GeForce FX 5200 128MB 64-bit DDR AGP 4X/8X Low Profile Ready Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards

Best, as in gaming ability (but would require a beefier power supply)?
Newegg.com - POWERCOLOR AG3850 512MD3-P Radeon HD 3850 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 AGP 4X/8X HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards

Best, as in most graphics without extra expenditure?
Newegg.com - XFX PVT44AWANG GeForce 6200 256MB 64-bit GDDR2 AGP 8X Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards
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Old 06-28-2008, 11:31 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Thanks, by best i mean the most uptodate that will run on my machine without having to but other parts although if its only 50 to get a decent card to run then thats no problem dont want to spend a fortune upgrading when i could spend the same on a better second hand pc.
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Sorry, didn't realize you were on the other side of the pond. Newegg is the easiest place to grab URLs (and search).

Basically, any low-end X4/X8 AGP card will do the trick. Just make sure it is not "TurboCache" or other such crap... they use their own memory AND your RAM.
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Thanks Trotter, Yep over here in blighty lol. I wanna use a card with at least 256mb but have only found ddr cards are those compatible with my machine and if so a part no to search would be appreciated as ive got to run expenditures with the boss lol.
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Try looking on scan.co.uk for the AGP cards i think they are trying to get shut of them at the moment.
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Thanks for the help gone with nVidia Geforce fx5700 256mb was only 28 new including postage and my friend has a 400w power supply for free so should keep the old dell going.
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