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Any chance evga 7950 gt will work on my Dimension 4700 :D

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December 4, 2006 9:44:31 PM

I desperately need your help since i was brainwashed into buying the evga 7950 GT 512 mb. I aksed the Dell comunity forums and they said it should work fine. The Dell is a p4 2.8 ghz 1 gig x600 pro pci express.

here is the link to the new egg site an the comunity site:

http://forums.us.dell.com/supportforums/board/message?b...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E1681...

please tell me it will work lol. the PSU i have is 305 watts but they say its under rated also i am thinking of upgrading my ram which ones should i get. Thanks alot.
December 5, 2006 9:55:26 PM

can some one help me please i really need help with this because this is costing me 290$ (buying cables necessary for it to work)
December 5, 2006 10:17:32 PM

Couldnt tell you for certain that it will work.
You have the 4700 and not the 4700c right???

Clearance might be an issue.
http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/dim4700/s...
If the card is too long it will interfer with the ram..

Only bad thing is you are going to have to use the 6 pin adapter
that comes with the video card since you have no 6pin power.
The P4 connector does not count.
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December 9, 2006 8:46:29 PM

ok so i got the card and i ordered a 1 gig stick because i think my cpu is actually holding back the card's true potential.

i bought the 1 gig pc 4200 240 pin 533 mhz corsair stick. Was this a good idea?

Also my temps are 48-50 stable and 65-68 under load. are those good?

i will tell you benchmarks as soon as i get the gig stick but for the moment i can tell you benchmarks soon.

Also i did definetly need that extra wire because my 2 free slots on psu where pretty far apart.

I am running oblivion bf2 fear combat all smooth at very high settings and cod 2 on everything max.

again ill list my real frame rates as soon as my gig stick comes to papa.

from what i hear amd is awesome for gaming and it certainly looks like my Pentium 4 is slowing down the gpu.

Your thoughts?
December 9, 2006 9:29:27 PM

3d marks 05 6372 :( ((((((((((

how can this be helped?
December 9, 2006 10:28:49 PM

That benchmark could probably be helped if you overclocked the card. Not too much.
Those temperatures are very normal.
Faster ram is always good, hopefully it works on your motherboard. It won't increase your framerate unless your harddrive light is constantly on within a game, but stuff will load a lot faster.

Enjoy buddy :!:
December 9, 2006 10:56:47 PM

http://service.futuremark.com/compare?3dm06=467907

3DMark '06: 5453 marks here.

You could get 2 high end video cards for a small fortune, and overclock the hell out of them when paired with a $650+ Power Supply Unit, and get some liquid cooling, or liquid carbon, etc

Or you could just use games as benchmarks, instead of Futuremarks ORB Database (many results are fakes).
December 9, 2006 11:32:32 PM

hard drive light what do you mean by that?

dont you think that my cpu is limiting the power of the gpu?

i mean a 7950 gt has seen to give over 6k-8k in 06 bench marks and over 10k-15k in 06 bench marks
December 10, 2006 12:11:19 AM

Quote:
hard drive light what do you mean by that?

dont you think that my cpu is limiting the power of the gpu?

i mean a 7950 gt has seen to give over 6k-8k in 06 bench marks and over 10k-15k in 06 bench marks
The only single card solution capable of over 10,000 in 3DMark06 is the Geforce 8800GTX, and it's around 3x as fast as the 7950GT.
December 10, 2006 1:07:25 AM

i meant 05 benchmarks

so you mean to say that my benches are about right or a little too low?

this card still clocks at 560 mhz and 512 ram


also is there any way if i upgraded my psu i could run a sli config on a dell 4700?

wow ok i think it might be my psu (305 W stock Dell psu)

Do you recommend also upgrading my psu?

if so which psu do you guys recommend?
December 10, 2006 4:20:49 AM

3DMark05: 6,372

- That is dead on for your card and specs.

- I don't think an extra PSU is going to help you score higher, unless you want to install 2 cards in SLI, and only if your mainboard supports it. (in which case you will need a better PSU).
December 10, 2006 5:33:24 AM

4158
thats my 06 score

hmm do you think adding extra ram will help my scores?

also do you think if i went with a amd chip instead of a p4 would that make any difference.

Also can you suggest anything i can do to improve those scores besides sli?

Thanks again~
December 10, 2006 4:17:36 PM

nV prefers that you have a 400watt PSU for the 7950GT and over 20amps on your 12v+ rail. Yeah, your 305 may not make it, if your amperage rating corresponds with the card, it will run, but when the card looks for more wattage and cannot get it, it will slow down resulting in frame loss, hitching, or locking up. IMO, upgrade the PSU. They are cheap.
December 10, 2006 4:22:12 PM

Quote:
4158
thats my 06 score

hmm do you think adding extra ram will help my scores?

also do you think if i went with a amd chip instead of a p4 would that make any difference.

Also can you suggest anything i can do to improve those scores besides sli?

Thanks again~


-Ram @ higher speeds produce more bandwidth which in turn may help your score, lightly -

-AMD's 64bit line will outrun a comparable P4, easily.

-Overclock your CPU if you motherboard allows it. Slightly - jump in small increments.
December 10, 2006 4:27:41 PM

im thinking of doign a scale up to a 8800 gts and buying a 520-600 w psu

your thoughts?

since i went from evga its not much of a problem.

i paid 270 for this card (7950 gt) and i can pay the additional 230 for the gts will this improve my conditions?

will i have compatibility issues?

Also if i do overclock my cpu do i have enough cooling to handle that?

~Bane
December 10, 2006 4:46:10 PM

520w will handle a GTS :wink:

Upgrade your CPU if you decide to go with a 8800. Your current P4 won't handle that monster well. This will mean changing your motherboard to which you may find a motherboard/CPU combo the best deal. A Core 2 Duo E6300 is cheap and will require either a socket 965 or 975 motherboard. AMD's X2's are dropping which - socket AM2 (newer) for a corresponding AM2 AMD X2 preferably. Overall, getting that 8800 will cause you to upgrade the CPU/Motherboard/and PSU. Expensive?

I'd get that 500w PSU, keep the 7950GT and wait untill the 8800 drops :wink:

Overclocking the CPU by a few 100 MHz should be fine with a factory fan on it. If you have the ability to step the fan up, do it. :D 
December 11, 2006 12:39:47 AM

Quote:
ok so i got the card and i ordered a 1 gig stick because i think my cpu is actually holding back the card's true potential.

i bought the 1 gig pc 4200 240 pin 533 mhz corsair stick. Was this a good idea?

Also my temps are 48-50 stable and 65-68 under load. are those good?

i will tell you benchmarks as soon as i get the gig stick but for the moment i can tell you benchmarks soon.

Also i did definetly need that extra wire because my 2 free slots on psu where pretty far apart.

I am running oblivion bf2 fear combat all smooth at very high settings and cod 2 on everything max.

again ill list my real frame rates as soon as my gig stick comes to papa.

from what i hear amd is awesome for gaming and it certainly looks like my Pentium 4 is slowing down the gpu.

Your thoughts?


First off you should have ordered 2x- 512 sticks so you could run dual channel.... If you are running 3 sticks you are not running dual channel and slowing down the processor 3-5% not much but every little helps. Your dell if you ordered 1 gig it most likely came with 2x- 512.
You have the 915 intel chip set so the only processors are
"Intel Pentium 4 processor 520, 530, 540, 550, 560, or 570 with HT Technology
Intel Pentium 4 that runs at 2.8, 3.0, 3.2, 3.4, 3.6, and 3.8 GHz internally and 800 MHz externally"
As for your 3Dmark06 score you are fine. It doesnt matter what your 3dmark score is, just as long as the games you play are working well.
Your 305watt power supply is more than likely not enough for an 8800gts.
I currently have a Dell 9100 with 3.4 D and a 7950gx2 with no problems. But that 8800 series uses more power.
December 11, 2006 3:27:42 AM

wow so you are basically telling me that i will decrease my scores by using a 3rd stick?

holy crap

does tiger direct have order cancelation?

LOL
December 11, 2006 7:51:00 PM

First off, yes you can cancel an order from Tiger. Second your benchmarks are fine for the system that you have. Right now the P4 is going to be your bottleneck. I would go to a Core 2 or an AMD X2 before i went with an 8800 card. Vacular is right. The way your memory is set up you need to get 2 sticks of 512mb ram.
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