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Upgrade video card for dell demension 8400

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February 17, 2010 3:21:39 PM

Hello,
how do I know what I can upgrade too?
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February 17, 2010 3:35:57 PM

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The case might look familiar from the outside, but the new $3,099 Dell Dimension 8400 represents the opening shot in Intel's wholesale overhaul of the desktop PC's core technology. Featuring Intel's new 925X Express (a.k.a Alderwood chipset), a 3.6EGHz Intel Pentium 4 560 processor, and the first PCI Express graphics card we've seen--the 256MB ATI Radeon X800 XT--the Dimension 8400 is essentially a showcase for the future of the PC.

http://reviews.cnet.com/desktops/dell-dimension-8400-fo...
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You can upgrade to a maximum of an HD4850 or 9800GTX. After that your CPU will bottleneck everything, and it may already start to with those cards.
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February 17, 2010 4:11:02 PM

shadow187 said:

You can upgrade to a maximum of an HD4850 or 9800GTX. After that your CPU will bottleneck everything, and it may already start to with those cards.

That's going a little far isn't it ? Not all D8400's came with a 3.6E.
The addition of a 7900 GTO was enough for me to dump my P4 3.0 Dimension 8400 for a C2D setup
I like the 350w/28a psu, but it's kind of aged at this point, I'd reccomend nothing more than a 4770 or 9800 GT Eco model.

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February 17, 2010 5:35:37 PM

An 8600GT or 8600GTS would suit your system,i have a dimention 9200 with that card ,stick with the 8 series up too 8600,8800 are too powerfull for your system or mine
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February 17, 2010 5:42:20 PM

8600gtsGUY said:
i have a dimention 9200 with that card ,8800 are too powerfull for your system or mine

For the OP's system the 8800's are too much, your system was available from Dell with an 8800GTX, my old D9200 has been running an overclocked 8800GTS for over 3 years.
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February 18, 2010 6:38:33 PM

my system (dimention9200)came with a 8600gts not a 8800,would my system hold a 8800gtx as the psu is only 375 watts?
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February 18, 2010 7:22:14 PM

8600gtsGUY said:
my system (dimention9200)came with a 8600gts not a 8800,would my system hold a 8800gtx as the psu is only 375 watts?

Dell sold the XPS410/D9200 with the option to upgrade to an 8800GTX and used a pcie Y adapter to power it off of the stock psu.
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