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Old 05-19-2008, 04:30 PM   #1
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I hope to upgrade the video card it so i can play games like cs source and the new video games that require a good graphix card.

I have a Dell dimension 4300, and might buy a nice new suped up computer but thought i might try a little upgrade while the money saves.

would BFG - NVIDIA GeForce 9600 GT OC Graphics Card work for my computer? I am not very computer savvy at all...

I recall doing some research regarding bottle neck limitations with the dell 4300 that upgrading would work to some extent but the motherboard limited something.

I ran Everest and this is what it came up with.

Field Value
Computer
Operating System Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
OS Service Pack Service Pack 2
DirectX 4.09.00.0904 (DirectX 9.0c)
Computer Name HENRY (MA<S NOW)


Motherboard
CPU Type Intel Pentium 4, 1600 MHz (16 x 100)
Motherboard Name Dell Dimension 4300
Motherboard Chipset Intel Brookdale i845
System Memory 512 MB (PC133 SDRAM)
BIOS Type Phoenix (09/10/01)
Communication Port Communications Port (COM1)
Communication Port ECP Printer Port (LPT1)

Display
Video Adapter 16MB ATI Rage 128 Ultra (16 MB)
3D Accelerator ATI Rage128 Pro AGP 4x
Monitor NEC MultiSync LCD1530V [15" LCD] (1X00654IA)

Multimedia
Audio Adapter Creative SB Live! Value (CT4780) Sound Card

Storage
IDE Controller Intel(r) 82801BA Bus Master IDE Controller
Floppy Drive Floppy disk drive
Disk Drive ST340016A (40 GB, 7200 RPM, Ultra-ATA/100)
Disk Drive Generic USB Flash Disk USB Device (988 MB, USB)
Optical Drive SAMSUNG CDRW/DVD SM-308B (DVD:8x, CD:8x/4x/32x DVD-ROM/CD-RW)
SMART Hard Disks Status OK

Partitions
C: (NTFS) 38130 MB (16578 MB free)

Input
Keyboard Dell Enhanced QuietKey PS2 with DellTouch
Mouse PS/2 Compatible Mouse

Network
Network Adapter CNet PRO200WL PCI Fast Ethernet Adapter
Network Adapter Linksys Wireless-G PCI Adapter with SpeedBooster (192.168.1.100)
Modem Conexant HCF V90 56K Data Fax PCI Modem

Peripherals
Printer Auto HP LaserJet 1200 Series PCL on D9SSM211
Printer CAPTURE FAX BVRP
Printer HP LaserJet 1200 Series PCL (Copy 1)
USB1 Controller Intel 82801BA ICH2X - USB Controller 1 [C-0]
USB1 Controller Intel 82801BA ICH2X - USB Controller 2 [C-0]
USB Device USB Mass Storage Device

Any help or suggestions for a graphix card would be greatly appreciated!
I'd be willing to spend 100 to 300 at the very most. then again, any ideas are helpful
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You should just wait and buy the new pc. The one you got isn't really worth the upgrade. I'm pretty sure that what everyone else will say.

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Well i was looking at a 3000 dollar Force Recon from vigor gaming
but it will be quite a while before i get the money together for it... so... would the/a card help my performance worthwhile for a quick fix of gaming?

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3000 dollors? Is it a server? thats very expensive I hope it's somehow better then building it yourself. I hate how companies like voodoo or aleinware overcharge by 60% for their computers.

As for the pc you have now if you really want ot get a video card for it then i would get one of these.

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...073&CatId=2234

Also , 3000 Is really expensive , you should go to our building section and have them put you together one , you could probably save 1000$ or 1500$ on it.
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