upgrade graphic card

  Cesare 18:25 21 Jul 2007

Does anyone know of a website that can give me exactly the highest graphic card that my computer can take without replacing any other hardware? On similar lines as Crucuial for memory cards ?

  paul€ 18:52 21 Jul 2007

try crucial > graphics card tab and scan your system.

  paul€ 18:53 21 Jul 2007
  Cesare 19:06 21 Jul 2007

Thank you both, will try

  Cesare 19:10 21 Jul 2007

No luck ! Crucial does not have any compatable graphic AGP card at present.

  paul€ 20:10 21 Jul 2007

What is the make and model of the computer \ motherboard.

  Cesare 07:14 22 Jul 2007

These are my specifications:-
Field Value
Motherboard Properties
Motherboard ID <DMI>
Motherboard Name Dell Dimension 4600

Front Side Bus Properties
Bus Type Intel NetBurst
Bus Width 64-bit
Real Clock 133 MHz (QDR)
Effective Clock 533 MHz
Bandwidth 4266 MB/s

Memory Bus Properties
Bus Type Dual DDR SDRAM
Bus Width 128-bit
Real Clock 167 MHz (DDR)
Effective Clock 333 MHz
Bandwidth 5333 MB/s

Chipset Bus Properties
Bus Type Intel Hub Interface
Bus Width 8-bit
Real Clock 67 MHz (QDR)
Effective Clock 267 MHz
Bandwidth 267 MB/s

Motherboard Manufacturer
Company Name Dell Computer Cperating System Microsoft Windows XP Professional
OS Service Pack Service Pack 2
DirectX (DirectX 9.0c)
Computer Name GOFF

CPU Type Intel Pentium 4, 2666 MHz (20 x 133)
Motherboard Name Dell Dimension 4600
Motherboard Chipset Intel Springdale i865PE
System Memory 2560 MB (PC3200 DDR SDRAM)
BIOS Type Phoenix (07/21/03)
Communication Port Communications Port (COM1)
Communication Port ECP Printer Port (LPT1)

Video Adapter NVIDIA GeForce FX 5200 (128 MB)
3D Accelerator nVIDIA GeForce FX 5200
Monitor Dell E171FP [17" LCD] (7R41535EAKPT)

Audio Adapter Intel 82801EB ICH5 - AC'97 Audio Controller [A-2/A-3]

IDE Controller Intel(R) 82801EB Ultra ATA Storage Controllers
IDE Controller Intel(R) 82801EB Ultra ATA Storage Controllers
Floppy Drive Floppy disk drive
Disk Drive IC35L120AVV207-0 (120 GB, 7200 RPM, Ultra-ATA/100)
Disk Drive WD 2500JB External USB Device (232 GB, USB)
Optical Drive HL-DT-ST RW/DVD GCC-4480B (DVD:16x, CD:48x/24x/48x DVD-ROM/CD-RW)orporation

  paul€ 11:34 22 Jul 2007

Your computer will take any 8X AGP card. Take your pick. click here

The only restriction might be the size of you power supply and if it has enough grunt to run the top end cards.

  umbongo(uk) 11:39 22 Jul 2007

need to know what wattage your power supply is

after checking your motherboard , it is AGP interface

  Cesare 12:03 22 Jul 2007

Thanks a lot.

  Armchair 12:13 22 Jul 2007

Yep, you need to open your case and have a look at your power supply. It has a label on it. You need to know the wattage, and the number of amps on the 12V rail(s) would be useful to know.

If it's a 300w unit, I would recommend a nVidia 7600GT. If it's less than 300w, I'll pass on recommending anything. If it's a 380w or above unit, I would recommend an X1950 Pro.

Regardless, you can get a massive upgrade from that puny old FX 5200.

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