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July 3, 2013 5:23:12 AM

I own a dell dimension 4600 and need a video graphics card upgrade
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CPU: 2.8GHz cpu
mem: 3gb
Power supply: 430w
current card: Diamond stealth '9250' card

agp slot 8x
OS: Windows xp media edition
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July 3, 2013 5:39:52 AM

i checked the size of your case, which are the following
Width 7.2 in
Depth 16.8 in
Height 14.5 in
Weight 22.9 lbs.
and if the length is really 7.2 inches, then you are going to have a problem fitting any modern gpu in there.
you can messaure it yourself.
and ur pci-e slot is at 8x and not 16x as would be recomnded for modern cards, you should get a card around the same one has the one you previously owned.
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July 3, 2013 5:50:24 AM

DjDafiDak said:
i checked the size of your case, which are the following
Width 7.2 in
Depth 16.8 in
Height 14.5 in
Weight 22.9 lbs.
and if the length is really 7.2 inches, then you are going to have a problem fitting any modern gpu in there.
you can messaure it yourself.
and ur pci-e slot is at 8x and not 16x as would be recomnded for modern cards, you should get a card around the same one has the one you previously owned.


sorry to point out the obvious, but he will not fit any modern GPU in there as you suggested. He has an 8x AGP sot, not a PCIe slot!!

The best AGP card would be something like this:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

but it will be next to near impossible to get one. They are old tech and not sold anymore. You may be able to get a second hand card on ebay or something, but I wouldn't waste money on it, if I were you.
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July 3, 2013 6:38:17 AM

ATI 9800 or nVidia 6600 wil be far superior and should be dirt cheap on ebay.
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July 17, 2013 4:42:48 AM

Out of curiosity, how high can I go graphic card wise with my set up?
I play in Second Life and want to Play in Champions Online. I know Champions used to work with a 9800...barely but would like to get something more... Any ideas?
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July 17, 2013 5:24:30 AM

fidoohki said:
Out of curiosity, how high can I go graphic card wise with my set up?
I play in Second Life and want to Play in Champions Online. I know Champions used to work with a 9800...barely but would like to get something more... Any ideas?


see my previous post. That's the best one you can get for your machine!
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