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Upgrading GeForce 6800!

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Anonymous
a b U Graphics card
a b ) Power supply
August 8, 2010 4:58:53 AM

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: this week
BUDGET RANGE: 0-125

USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming... all sorts of games

CURRENT GPU AND POWER SUPPLY:
GeForce 6800 not sure of power supply?
Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 3.20GHz (2 CPUs)
Memory: 2046MB RAM
computer was bought in 2004, its a dell XPS gen 5

not really sure if its worth an upgrade at this point


MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1280x1024,

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a b U Graphics card
August 8, 2010 5:05:18 AM

I think an hd 5670 will be good for you with the resolution 1280x1024 ...it can handle every game at an high setting at this resolution...also having dx 11 support...but do check you have an pcie slot ....
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a b U Graphics card
August 8, 2010 12:08:01 PM

The 5670 will be limited by a pentium 4.You can try a 5570, but its better to get a new system.
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Anonymous
a b U Graphics card
a b ) Power supply
August 8, 2010 2:08:44 PM

thanks for the replies!

Will these cards be compatible with my Gen5 motherboard?
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a c 173 U Graphics card
a b ) Power supply
August 8, 2010 8:03:21 PM

Well even your 6800 is bottlenecked by your p4 but I would go ahead and try to land a cheap 5750 or any thing along those lines.
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a c 189 U Graphics card
a b ) Power supply
August 9, 2010 9:14:29 AM

As long as it has PCI-E slot then you can use most of PCI-E cards out there...
http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/dimxpsg5/...

Agree, any card will bottlenecked by pent.4, you might want consider cheap HD3650 or HD4650, it still bottlenecked by you cpu, but it still much better than GeForce 6800.

Don't waste more money on this old system, save your money and build a whole new system... :) 
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