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Upgrading old Dell XPS Gen 5 with a Radeon 5750?

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January 29, 2010 10:45:47 PM

I have a 4-years-old Dell XPS Gen 5 whose ATI Radeon X850 XT Platinum I apparently just killed by trying to play HL2Ep2 :( 

Do you think it's possible to give this machine another one or two years of life with a Sapphire ATI Radeon 5750? Would the PCIe 1.0 be a serious bottleneck? Would I need to upgrade the power supply as well? Are there any potential problems, I'm not seeing yet?

Setup:

Dell-branded motherboard, based on Intel's 955X Express chipset
Pentium 4 660HT 3,60 GHz
4 GB DDR2 667
460W power supply
January 29, 2010 11:06:56 PM

the PCIe 1.0, would really kill the card, it is a major bottleneck, and so is the processor

the PSU is fine though
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January 29, 2010 11:11:25 PM

Do you have any idea which current card the system could handle?
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January 29, 2010 11:31:26 PM

Not bad. The "higher" cards from the 4000 series are out of the question, then?
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January 29, 2010 11:48:17 PM

Okay. Thanks very much! You've been a big help! :) 
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