reccomend a new cheap pci graphics card for pc

  athenrye 16:08 14 Feb 2008

that will run a new 22inch widescreen flat monitor
that im having screen flicker with the now
ive tried other things like drivers and refresh rate see my other post but i think i need a new card for it to work properly

my specs are
Windows XP Home Edition Service Pack 2 (build 2600)
2.40 gigahertz Intel Celeron
8 kilobyte primary memory cache
128 kilobyte secondary memory cache
Dell Computer Corporation Dimension 2400
System Service Tag: 4GGVB1J (support for this PC)
Chassis Serial Number: 4GGVB1J
Enclosure Type: Space-saving
Board: Dell Computer Corp. 0F5949 A01
Serial Number: ..CN7082149HH072.
Bus Clock: 400 megahertz
BIOS: Dell Computer Corporation A05 12/02/2003
510 Megabytes Installed Memory
Slot 'DIMM_1' has 256 MB
Slot 'DIMM_2' has 256 MB
Intel(R) 82845G/GL/GE/PE/GV Graphics Controller [Display adapter]
ACR X221W [Monitor] (22.0"vis, s/n L980B0743924, May 2007)

i have a spare 32 bit pci slot available
i hope thats enough info!


  crosstrainer 16:20 14 Feb 2008

Are you looking to play games? with a shortage of memory, a low end cpu, and bearing in mind that a pci graphics card is very slow by today's standards, I would be inclined to save for a more powerful system.....Don't mean to be the bearer of bad news, but would be best I feel :)

  Totally-braindead 16:23 14 Feb 2008

PCI not PCI Express?

Theres few PCI ones but heres some click here the 5200 is probably the best you can get for a PCI one. Maximum resolution is 2048 x 1536 but do bear in mind its not the good a card.

  keef66 16:25 14 Feb 2008

Also worth checking with Dell that it will run a PCI graphics card. Some of their mobos, despite having a free PCI slot, cannot be upgraded from onboard graphics.

  Totally-braindead 16:26 14 Feb 2008

Just noticed its a Dell.

Contact Dell before you buy anything, reason I say this was there was a guy last year bought a PCI card and for some reason it wouldn't work on his Dell. He emailed Dell and they confirmed that it wouldn't work on his PC. Don't know why and haven't seen this before or since, it must have been something about how the Dell motherboard was made so better to contact them first to check.

  crosstrainer 16:27 14 Feb 2008

Seeing double? Or is the server playing up....Sure I didn't double post!

  crosstrainer 16:28 14 Feb 2008

Both my post and Totally-braindead's appeared twice...refreshed the screen and back to normal....Must have an eye test :)

  Totally-braindead 16:29 14 Feb 2008

Beaten to it again by keef66.

  Technotiger 16:33 14 Feb 2008

Hmm, not just 'Eyes' that make one see double LoL .......

  athenrye 16:57 14 Feb 2008

hi folks
its not for games, the graphics card is only to run the new 22inc monitor, which has screen flicker at the moment

he will play films and sur the net only
he has just bought a new monitor as his eyes arent as god as they once were...

ill give dell a bell

  crosstrainer 17:06 14 Feb 2008

Far to early in the day for that :) Think I really do need an eye test though....Been getting headaches lately, and this is a 22" digital widescreen and I'm right next to it....Old age I fear is creeping up :(

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