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To Upgade or Not a Dell XPS 400

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October 6, 2010 10:32:04 PM

Is it worth buying a new graphics card to replace the current Nvidea 6800GT?
I tried the Visiontek HD4650 and did not like the way games were performing,acted
like cpu was pegged out , it is a pentium 4 3.0 ghz.
seems like newer model cards are too much to handle for a pentium 4 3.0ghz.
Maybe I'll choose between 9600GT, GT240 DDR5 or ATI 5670 ver 2.0?
I just dont think the cpu will handle a big boosted Graphic Card.

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a c 271 U Graphics card
October 6, 2010 10:34:32 PM

If it didn't like the 4650 then it's going to hate the 9600GT, GT240 DDR5 or 5670. :lol: 
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October 6, 2010 10:38:48 PM

Mousemonkey said:
If it didn't like the 4650 then it's going to hate the 9600GT, GT240 DDR5 or 5670. :lol: 

What do you think is top ugrade for the old dinosaur xps400?
I really wonder what all the xps400 owners have upgraded to with success to.
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a c 271 U Graphics card
October 6, 2010 10:41:02 PM

Saving your money up and building a new machine would be the best upgrade.
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October 7, 2010 2:24:24 AM

If you can get a Pentium D 9xx on the cheap, it could probably handle a better card...will run hot and hoggish on energy, but I did say "cheap"
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a b U Graphics card
October 7, 2010 8:59:54 PM

If you CPU was pegged at 100% but the graphics werent performing well then your CPU is obviousally bottlenecking you system, you need a new CPU. The most cost effective way would be to end up buying a new system, no new processors fit LGA775. And they motherboard wont support Core 2's.
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October 7, 2010 9:17:20 PM

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some yes, but were not talking about some and I'm not asking about some.
i asked about yours..
so I take it you have the pent 4.?


Yes Pent 4
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October 7, 2010 9:18:34 PM

Snipergod87 said:
If you CPU was pegged at 100% but the graphics werent performing well then your CPU is obviousally bottlenecking you system, you need a new CPU. The most cost effective way would be to end up buying a new system, no new processors fit LGA775. And they motherboard wont support Core 2's.

I may be interested in the pent d as this computer is supposed to support up to Pent D 960
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a b U Graphics card
October 7, 2010 9:29:19 PM

Don't even try it, I have one and it's basically used for surfing and very light gaming. Any upgrades will just be money thrown away, save up a few hundred and build yourself something nice.

Upgraded the ram to Patriot 667mhz 4x 1Gb sticks + GTS 250 1Gb + EA500w (but only due to getting these parts for very cheap). Personally money spent on a XPS 400 is money you could have used for a new build, it's not worth it in the long-run.
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October 7, 2010 9:30:37 PM

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dude..
i've been saying that the entire time..... :fou: 

I hear ya ,just lost track from all the replys
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October 7, 2010 9:31:08 PM

Best answer selected by dinodon.
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a c 271 U Graphics card
October 7, 2010 9:31:56 PM

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