Better Graphic card needed for Dell Dimension 4550

I had an earlier thread asking for help on my radeon 4650 drivers. The drivers caused a crash last night and i lost everything. So im returning the card to newegg and getting a refund of 70 dollars. I need a card that is 4x/8x AGP and has a power consumption no higher than 375w and falls below 70$. Also it would be nice if it doesn't have any connectors for extra power. If all the cards need one, I will just by an extension for the 4-pin connectors


Thanks in advance
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  1. I recommend you save some more money and get a new CPU + Motherboard + RAM. You can get a good AM3 set up for ~$230 or so. AGP is dead and you are essentially throwing that $70 down the drain.
  2. i dont have an extra 200$ sittin around though. i have 2gb of ram in it and it runs fast even for p4. im still sticking with agp cuz I dont hav enough money and dont know how to upgrade a motherboard
  3. There are not many AGP cards out there HD4650 is one of the better ones for gaming.
  4. Well i am not going to be doing any real hardcore games. I just planning to use it for older games (LOTR BFME 1, Morrowind, Roller Coaster tycoon 1 etc)
  5. There is a overpriced 7300GT on newegg http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814143102 your other options are HD3650 or looking for a good one on ebay.com.
  6. ^ I vote for looking on eBay.
  7. actually me to
  8. which one should i choose then. i chose my last gfx card and it crashed my computer. i dont want that to happen again
  9. For your games, GF 6600, 6800 and 7600 even 7800GS. ATI X1650, X1950 and HD2600
  10. can anyone recommend me one that is less than 80$ and that works under a 400w psu? I could also use a store that has a big supply of 4x 8x cards. newegg is good but they have weak cards
  11. Allen S said:
    can anyone recommend me one that is less than 80$ and that works under a 400w psu? I could also use a store that has a big supply of 4x 8x cards. newegg is good but they have weak cards


    Newegg is the best store, u are simply looking for a long discontinued product line. If I were you, I would go on ebay and grab a 6600GT or a 7600GT.

    http://cgi.ebay.com/EVGA-geforce-7600gt-512MB-DDR2-AGP-video-card_W0QQitemZ330420170692QQcmdZViewItemQQptZPCC_Video_TV_Cards?hash=item4cee93afc4
  12. what about a 6200? i had one but it fried but that was because i was using it with a 250w psu not my 400w. when it worked, it worked fine
  13. 6200 is just a basic card If you can get a 6600GT instead, it is way better. Or one of these 7600GS http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=2427400&CatId=2234
  14. im just playing it safe so i went ahead and looked that this one. http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=4103516&CatId=318 it caught my eye cuz it was 4x/8x so it would surely work. it also only needs a 300w psu and no extra cords. shader model 4.1 too
  15. Allen S said:
    im just playing it safe so i went ahead and looked that this one. http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=4103516&CatId=318 it caught my eye cuz it was 4x/8x so it would surely work. it also only needs a 300w psu and no extra cords. shader model 4.1 too

    It runs on the same drivers as your HD4650
  16. ya, but other sites say HIS's drivers actually work. XFX didn't have any drivers i could get, so i tried to use other drivers, and it didn't turn out so well
  17. That is good news. Let us know how it goes
  18. well im not going to buy it yet. im still trying to figure out how to RMA the first card
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