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Old 11-08-2005, 05:33 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default A new Graphics card...

At the moment I have a Radeon 9600 PRO, but I want to get a better card, the thing is, I'm not much good at figuring out what and what not cards will run...

My system specs copied word for word...:
Dell Dimension DIM 4550
Pentium(R) 4 CPU 2.00GHz
1.99GHz, 1.00GB of RAM

My OS is Xp too.
And I'm pretty sure that I can't run a PCI-E card.


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Old 11-08-2005, 05:36 PM   #2 (permalink)
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everyone on here seems to recommend the 6600gt. around $150 and will be da bomb diggidy


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Old 11-08-2005, 06:04 PM   #3 (permalink)
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6800GS. It's the new price/preformance card.
so, umm, err yeah
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Old 11-08-2005, 10:20 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I'm pretty sure the 6800GS is only made in PCI-E models for now...
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Old 11-08-2005, 11:56 PM   #5 (permalink)
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please read his question. if the 6600GT is still in agp go for it. if not, than a 9800 Pro will suffice.
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Old 11-09-2005, 12:09 AM   #6 (permalink)
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if you can, go for a vanilla 6800. you can get them for around the same price as the 6600 GT
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Old 11-09-2005, 12:46 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Im with apokalipse, go with the 6800.
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Old 11-09-2005, 02:17 AM   #8 (permalink)
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why would you upgrade a dell ?
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Old 11-09-2005, 05:29 AM   #9 (permalink)
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his power supply is probably a wimpy 200W rofl, i thik you shuold buy my 9800pro
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Old 11-10-2005, 03:12 AM   #10 (permalink)
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Well, I don't know what my power supply is... As PCI-E seems to be the best stuff around now, is there any way I could get a slot for PCI-E cards? And I'm upgrading it, because it's a good computer, and I can't afford to buy a new computer every time the fancy takes me.

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