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Xfx ati radeon hd 5750 compatibility in dell dimension 8400

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July 25, 2010 5:54:19 PM

Hello,
I was wondering if the video card/graphics card XFX ATI Radeon HD 5750 would be compatible in my Dell Dimension 8400? Also what card would be most recommended for the best gaming in my computer for around the same price as the ATI Radeon HD 5750?
July 25, 2010 6:00:18 PM

If you psu can support it, and your processor wouldn't bottleneck it, get a 5770. It's only like $20-30 more and offers 30-40% more performance. Please post computer specs.
July 25, 2010 6:35:45 PM

jryan388 said:
If you psu can support it, and your processor wouldn't bottleneck it, get a 5770. It's only like $20-30 more and offers 30-40% more performance. Please post computer specs.


...actually its more like 15% better. A 30-40% increase from the 5750 would be ATI 4890, GTX 2850, GTX 460 768.
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July 25, 2010 7:34:26 PM

a PCI-E 2.0 5750 like this one would be compatible with your PC
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

the 2.1 may cause issues with compatibility

the real issue is your CPU. it's not fast enough for the 5750. you would not see a difference between the 5750 and 5670. In fact I doubt any card above the ATI 4670 would show you any major FPS increase.
July 25, 2010 7:41:40 PM

Video Card: Nvidia GeForce 8500gt.
Processor: Intel Pentium 4 CPU 3.20GHz 3.19GHz
Installed Memory: 2.00 GB
OS: Windows 7 32-bit
July 25, 2010 7:44:23 PM

Is there any way I can fix it? I can't play any modern games without serious lag.
July 25, 2010 7:48:52 PM

a cheap ATI 4650 DDR3 or 4670 would give you some extra FPS but the reality is your PC is too outdated for modern games. The only fix would be a new motherboard, CPU, RAM, video card, and case (basically a new system) I assume you own a copy if Win7 since XP comes installed on that DELL.
July 25, 2010 7:55:13 PM

Yeah. Would it not lag severely if I bought one of those graphic cards mentioned or should I just try to buy a new computer?
July 25, 2010 8:31:28 PM

depends on the game. in older games you will get a good increase. in more modern games, the single core CPU is too much to overcome.
September 19, 2010 5:32:33 PM

I just put a Sapphire Radeon HD 5670 in my Dimension 8400. I bought it because it was a steal at $65. The card replaces an x300. And, the new card nearly brought the 8400 to its knees.

I downloaded the latest drivers and Catalyst Control Center (CCC). Then I ran the "auto-tune" in the CCC and I got the dreaded blue screen of death. I rebooted and manually adjusted the graphics options. I haven't had a problem since then, although I haven't done much with the card yet; I've only streamed online video from ESPN3 and Netflix. The video looked great, the sound came through the HDMI cable, and I was happy.

As long as you don't run any other programs, this card can work in a Dimension 8400, but you'll notice the bottleneck immediately and you'll want to significantly upgrade the rest of the system -- merely moving from a 3.0ghz to a 3.2ghz Pentium isn't going to help. I plan to wait for AMD to announce their new processors for 2011, then I'll make a decision about an AMD or Intel motherboard/cpu combo from Newegg.
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