biggest graphics card I can

June 12, 2009 at 08:13:12
Specs: Windows XP, 4 GB
what is the biggest video or graphics card i can use on my Dell Dimension 8300 I have 4 gig of ram and Pentium 4 with hyper threading

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June 12, 2009 at 08:46:57
Your machine will support AGP graphics cards. Problem is the higher end cards need a 4 pin plug for power to the card. To run a higher end graphics card, you would probably need a new psu plus the cost of the card, you would be looking at probably $150 to $180 in new parts and still only have AGP graphics. If you're looking to make this machine into a gaming machine, you will still be limited to what games you can run. There are agp cards that don't require an extra power plug, but they're really not that good. Someone here will suggest a card for you to use. I'm not that savvy at graphics cards. What do you want to accomplish by beefing up the graphics?

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June 12, 2009 at 12:32:15
geforce 9500 Gt is wat i got, ppl say its quite high...but it rly doesnt meet the needs for games i have...even tho they say i need lower:S

i do hav a 2gb rem, so im guessing its my processers.

anyway the latest i've heard about is 9900GTX

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June 12, 2009 at 13:10:31

Here's a list of Radeon 3850 cards. This is as good as it gets with AGP, but note the power requirements.

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June 17, 2009 at 08:47:27
Thank you all for the replys .I just wanna be able to run my battefield 2,and world at war and Bad Compny a little faster then present,even though right now they play pretty good no stalling in game play or lagging.I currently have a GF 6600 agp card.Just curious if a new one would do me much good .I notice some cards need Direct x 10.0,is this just for vista? I run xp nowYes my comp is getting to the point of replacement but I would like to get one more yr out of it.

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June 17, 2009 at 09:33:38
Here's an idea of how the cards rank.

The HD3850 ranks about ten tiers higher than your 6600.

That's a helluva increase but only you can decide if it's worth about a hundred bucks.


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