Upgrading my graphic card

April 30, 2009 at 19:08:27
Specs: Windows XP
I bought a Dell some years ago and it came with the processor "Intel pentium 4 CPU 1.60 GHz" and it worked really well until I hit the games. What is a decent graphic card I can use to play games? My price range is $200.00 max, but I really do want to know if there is a decent one for cheaper. Thanks.

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#1
April 30, 2009 at 19:23:08
$200 is way too much to invest in a video card for that old machine, especially if it only has a 1.6GHz P4. How much RAM do you have? Does your motherboard have an AGP slot or just standard PCI? If you don't know, post the exact model of your Dell.

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#2
April 30, 2009 at 21:05:24
Noobincpu

Here's a nice P4 from newegg
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...
it is a 478 pin.

hope this helps.

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#3
April 30, 2009 at 21:22:57
No amount of graphics card is going to help you with gaming on that pc unless you plan on play 4 year old games or older, because you can forget about playing newer games on that computer decently with the specs you have.

Iron Sharpens Iron.


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#4
May 1, 2009 at 00:05:19
wgaxp, I highly doubt that a 3GHz Prescott would work in Noobincpu's machine.

-A machine running a 1.6GHz P4 would probably only support 400MHz FSB (maybe 533 FSB) CPUs, but not 800MHz FSB.

-The motherboard probably wouldn't be able to supply a Prescott CPU with enough amperage. Only the newest S478 boards were Prescott-ready.

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#5
May 1, 2009 at 16:02:36
jackbomb....it was just a suggestion...i had a old p4 478 pin a while back and the 478 ran good and i almost purchased a p4 prescott....but a lot of ppl told me to not purchase it because they said it takes a lot of cooling & fans to keep the temp of the prescott down.

Intel Core 2 Quad Processor Q6600

3 Gigs Ram

Windows Vista Home Premium

640 Gig HD

Quad Core All The Way !!

If It Isn't Broken Don't Fix It. !!!!


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