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Old 01-14-2006, 02:40 PM   #1 (permalink)
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O.K., I am more confused than ever...I am trying to purhcase a new video card for my Dell XPS T600. The problem is that the AGP slot is version 1.0 and everyone is telling me that new video cards are either 2.0/3.0 compliant. Does this mean I cannot purchaes a new "in the box" card? I have had some people tell me that the 2X/4X cards are backwards compatiable with the AGP slot that I have. But, isnt there a voltage difference (1.5v/3.3v)? I hate to ruin my mobo by inserting the wrong card. Also, I have only a 200 watt PSU, could this also be a problem? I am removing an old 16MB video card and hope to replace it with at least a 64MB unit.
Any help would greatly be appreciated!!!
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Old 01-14-2006, 03:13 PM   #2 (permalink)
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... a 200 watt psu would freaking cause a freaking atomic esplosion if inserted with a decent video card....

What are it's specs? I heard XPS's were decent, and a 64mb might bottleneck.
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Old 01-14-2006, 04:04 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Specs are as follows:
Dell Dimension XPS T600

Memory-384MB
Hard Drive-60GB
OS-Windows XP Home
Processor speed-600MHz
Power supply-200Watt
AGP video port-version 1.0 (Buss speed 66 or 133 MHz)
PCI ports-version 2.1

Maybe I can use a PCI slot...is there much difference between AGp and PCI for using a video card?
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your pc looks like its about 4-5 years old, so i would recommend getting a video card thats about 3 years old, so you wont run into compatibility problems.

i would recommend getting a PCI video card.
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Old 01-15-2006, 02:06 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I've got an msi Radeon 9800 pro agp that I would sell you.
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Old 01-15-2006, 03:42 PM   #6 (permalink)
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... 600MHz?!

Wow.

PCI card definitly.
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