I have a Dell XPS 420 that is about 2 yrs old. I have a Radeon HD 2600XT video card
and I want to upgrade it to play some of the better games coming out.
I am pretty sure I have a 375W PSU and I think my video card slot is a PCI express x16
I saw this on NewEgg for around $100 :
Recertified: BFG Tech BFGR88640GTSOCE GeForce 8800 GTS 640MB 320-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
Do you think this will work?
Can I use some of the better gaming card even though i dont have PCIe2.0 ?
Can anyone give me a recommendation that doesnt involve me swapping my PSU.
Thanks for any help.
Windows Version Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium
Model Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU E6750 @ 2.66GHz
Drive Size Free Space Utilized
C: 283.04 Gb 114.47 Gb 60 %
ATI Radeon HD 2600 XT 256 Mb
Total 4096 Mb
Available 53 %
Slot Size Speed Type
Slot 1 2048 Mb 800 Mhz undefined
Slot 2 2048 Mb 800 Mhz undefined
Slot 3 Empty
Slot 4 Empty
I recomend u the 9800gt because it has a 256bit memory,Which will perform betterthan 128bit card when AA and ASF is turned on,Did ur psu hold this?
When coming to GT 240,U will not need to replace ur PSu or dont need a pci-e connector,And consumes less power than 9800gt
Which is ur monitor and wat abt the resolution?
1) what language are you trying to communicate in?
2) so a 4770 or 5770 will not perform as well as the 9800GT because they are 128bit cards?
3) the GT240 performs at 9600GT levels, if fact the 9600GT beats it some games.
Thanks for your help. I dodged a bullet because i was ready to buy that 8800GTS.
The 4850 looks like a better card for the same money. I just wasnt sure it would work because I dont have that PCIe 2.0 slot and wasn't sure about my PSU.
I'm a total novice and have the same setup as this thread with the Dell 420.
However I'm trying to run Flight sim FSX Acceleration with the graphics turned up to max with a budget of £200. Would the suggested cards do this or would I have to go higher still? Any suggestions welcomed