Video/Graphic Card

  autolycus 10:47 28 Oct 2007
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I have a 2003 nvidia FX 5200 graphic card and I want to upgrade to a more modern low/medium end card. Any suggestions---bearing in mind that my Dell Pentium 4 has probably only a PCI slot.
I need it to be a compatible replacement

Thanking you
John

  Gamer555 11:09 28 Oct 2007

Here are some PCI cards.

click here

If you only have a PCI slot I would go for the GeForce 5200.

Others might have different opinions though.

  Armchair 11:25 28 Oct 2007

He already has a 5200.

auto, are you certain your motherboard doesn't support AGP, because in all honesty, I think you're wasting your money buying another PCI graphics card?

If you do decide to go ahead with this, the best PCI cards are the nVidia 6200, ATI X1300, and the ATI X1550.

X1550

click here


Far too expensive, imo.

6200

click here


Better price, no ball of fire, but a step up from your 5200.


SItes searched:-

Misco
Overclockers.co.uk
Scan
Dabs
Komplett
PC World
Maplins

  crosstrainer 11:31 28 Oct 2007

I think Armchair's first comment was spot on...If you have no AGP slot, then I fear you would be wasting money with another pci card. Have you got the model number of your Dell to hand?

  Armchair 11:39 28 Oct 2007

Yeah, I mean AGP is nigh on dead (but you could still buy a useful AGP card for a reasonable price), and PCI is like prehistoric almost!

  Totally-braindead 13:24 28 Oct 2007

I'm sorry to say I have to agree with the others, you could get a 6200 as suggested but thats the best you would get really, you don't mention what the upgrade is for and I have to say that if its for modern games you are wasting your time.
6200 is probably about the best you could get but I personally would class it as a low end card, better than what you have but not by a great deal.

  Gamer555 14:17 28 Oct 2007

Sorry I should have read your message properly. :S

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