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Old 10-30-2007, 10:18 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I have a Dell Optiplex GX620 PC and am looking to get a video card upgrade for it. Im not looking for the most high end video card out there, but something decent would be nice. Only problem is that I have no idea where even to start with looking for a video card.

I have heard that there are some types of video cards in which there is a TV output option to display stuff from the computer and onto the TV. Is this true and if so, would it work on the typr of computer I have?

Any recommendations for video cards would be great.

Thanks in advance.
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I have a Dell Optiplex GX620 PC and am looking to get a video card upgrade for it. Im not looking for the most high end video card out there, but something decent would be nice. Only problem is that I have no idea where even to start with looking for a video card.

I have heard that there are some types of video cards in which there is a TV output option to display stuff from the computer and onto the TV. Is this true and if so, would it work on the typr of computer I have?

Any recommendations for video cards would be great.

Thanks in advance.
Well if you dont want the best of the best you can opt for one of these Newegg.com - EVGA 256-P2-N765-AR GeForce 8600GTS 256MB 128-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Retail Nvidia cards, I have one and it runs my games fine, the drivers for the 8 series though are a little weak from what I have found, but they are definately making progress with them...or you could go with an equivalent ATI card if you prefer them.
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Old 10-30-2007, 12:05 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Get the 8800Gt 512 from frys.com for 229. Right now its THE best bang for the buck. Its only slightly more expensive than the 8600 and completely blows it away.
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true that, if you can go for the 88s, I was just thinking of an inexpensive decent card...if you game 88s are great! If you dont and want to save a few bucks 86s are ok also...didn't know the 88s were so cheap now :freak:
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The 8600 is only about 50 bucks cheaper than the new 8800gt. the only reason to get an 8600 is if you are using it for a home theatre pc where you need HD and arent gaming.
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Why the 8600GTS when you can get the 8800GT for the best bang for the buck?
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Old 10-31-2007, 02:46 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Ok here is my next question then: What is the difference between things like EVGA, PNY, XFX, etc? And is there a certain type that will only work for my computer or will they all work? Lastly, will these 8800 GT's work with my processor? Im pretty sure its a Pentium 4 @ 2.8 ghz.
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Warranty and customer support. Firstly you need to find out if board has a pci-e or agp slot for the video card.
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Old 10-31-2007, 05:16 PM   #9 (permalink)
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I talked to somebody about a video card a while ago and told him what kind of PC i had. And he said that I needed a card for a PCI-E slot.
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Download this program : GPU-Z. |MG| GPU-Z 0.0.9 Beta

To check if it's PCI-e or AGP.
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