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Need advise on what PCI video card?

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May 15, 2007 1:38:52 PM

Hi was checking what would be a good PCI video card?

Background:
My wifes son has a Dell Dimension 3000. He is trying to play LOTR. But it looks like the on board video is lacking. Get an error trying to open. Googling I have found people suggesting a 6200 OC PCI edition card but it is 150 dollars. I was checking if any cheaper cards were around that could play LOTR that are only PCI for this allready outdated system? Or if it is not worth it. The mobo is lacking a pci-e and agp slot which stinks.

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May 15, 2007 4:16:22 PM

Ouch.. sounds like it's time for a new computer :/ .
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May 15, 2007 5:02:58 PM

Thanks guys...nice find on the egg. yeah it is an old one.
May 15, 2007 5:07:18 PM

Try this

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

And yes if you son is gameing it is time for a new PC

Also I have a old Dell 3000 using ths card. Only problem I have had is that when dell makes these PC they only build them for what they put in them!!
What I'm geting at is, when I put this card in the heat it makes will give you BSOD from over heating afther say 2 Hr of gaming. So what I did was take the #2 5.5 bay cover off to give it some more air.
Also you can upgrade the case fan in the back to one that has a higher CFM
to move more air.

Hope this helps
May 15, 2007 5:26:18 PM

That's a bit too much to spend on DX8.
May 15, 2007 5:30:40 PM

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That's a bit too much to spend on DX8.


mine is DX9

I fired up the old PC and ran the link

http://www.systemrequirementslab.com/referrer/srtest

And it came up as the card linked to and DX9 looked on ATI site said DX8 so what is up with this?

And you are right if it is DX8 it is too much
But i though it was DX9?
May 15, 2007 5:34:58 PM

That's odd... in the specs it lists DX8.
May 15, 2007 5:48:55 PM

Quote:
That's odd... in the specs it lists DX8.


Right

if I could give you a screen shot i would (maybe try to fig out photo bucket)
May 15, 2007 5:50:59 PM

CPU
Minimum: Pentium III or Athlon
You Have: Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 2.80GHz PASS
CPU Speed
Minimum: 600 Mhz or higher if running Windows 98 or Me, 700 mhz or higher if running Windows 2000 or XP
You Have: 2.79 GHz PASS
System RAM
Minimum: 128 MB
You Have: 766.0 MB PASS
Operating System
Minimum: Windows 98/ME/2000/XP (95 & NT not supported)
You Have: Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition Service Pack 2 (Build 2600) PASS
Video Card
Minimum: 32 MB 100% DirectX 9.0b compatible Video Card with Hardware T&L
You Have: RADEON 9250 - Secondary (RADEON 9250 Secondary (0x5940)) PASS
Video Card Features - Minimum attributes of your Video Card Video RAM: Required - 32 MB , You have - 256.0 MB
Video Card 3D Acceleration: Required - Yes , You have - Yes
Video HW Rasterization: Required - Yes , You have - Yes
Video HW Transform & Lighting: Required - Yes , You have - Yes


Video Card Driver Version (DirectX)
Your driver version number is: 6.14.10.6614 FYI: Your video card driver version is provided for your information, but it is not part of this analysis. But proper video card driver versions are important to the proper operation of your product.
DirectX Version
Minimum: 9.0b (included)
You Have: 9.0c PASS
Sound Card
Minimum: Yes
You Have: SoundMAX Integrated Digital Audio PASS
Sound Card Driver Version
Your driver version number is: 5.12.1.5246 FYI: Your sound card driver version is provided for your information, but it is not part of this analysis. But proper sound card driver versions are important to the proper operation of your product.
Free Disk Space
Minimum: 1.4 GB uncompressed (plus 400Mb for swap file in Win 98/ME or 600 MB in Win 2000/XP)
You Have: 96.5 GB PASS
CD
Minimum: 8X Speed CD/DVD ROM
You Have: LITE-ON DVD SHD-16P1S PASS, but the Speed could NOT be analyzed.
May 15, 2007 6:05:47 PM

that was for the game call of duty

The last thing I would want to do is give out wrong INFO :oops: 
So don 't get the card i listed as for I can't tell if it is DX8 or DX9

Sorry for the confusion

But as for the over heating thing that I have first hand at

now can you tell me WTF is up with this card :?:
May 15, 2007 6:18:50 PM

ATI lists this series as DX8, but there are several on newegg that say DX9. I owned a 9200 AGP a couple of years ago and it was DX9.
May 15, 2007 6:23:20 PM

Quote:
ATI lists this series as DX8, but there are several on newegg that say DX9. I owned a 9200 AGP a couple of years ago and it was DX9.


Ok this is an PCI card

As for the OP I guess look in the specs for a card that is DX9 and has i lot of ram and that won't brake the bank
May 15, 2007 6:56:41 PM

Quote:
That's odd... in the specs it lists DX8.


Right

if I could give you a screen shot i would (maybe try to fig out photo bucket)


deadhead wanted to provide you a screenshot, kaotao, but DX8 doesn't support the "print screen" command.








:wink: :lol: 
May 15, 2007 6:59:48 PM

Quote:
That's odd... in the specs it lists DX8.


Right

if I could give you a screen shot i would (maybe try to fig out photo bucket)


deadhead wanted to provide you a screenshot, kaotao, but DX8 doesn't support the "print screen" command.











:wink: :lol: 

Nice :D 
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