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Want to replace 128mb NVidia GeForce FX 5200 graphics card

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November 4, 2010 1:31:26 PM

I need to replace my 128mb NVidia GeForce FX 5200 graphics card (PCI interface) because I'm starting to get problems with screen flashing & blue screen NV4_disp. I tried updating driver & it was worse. I have a Dell Dimension 4600 Series, Intel Pentium 4 processor at 3.0MHz With HT technology and have 2.5GB RAM. I'm not really into gaming & have limited funds. What cards(s) do you recommend ?
November 4, 2010 3:04:31 PM

I've seen these two at Best Buy; EVGA - GeForce 8400 GS 512MB DDR2 PCI Graphics Card or PNY - Verto NVIDIA GeForce 8400 GS 512MB GDDR2 PCI Graphics Card ... recommend either ?? I've seen comments about restrictions, like power, any thoughts on that ?

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November 4, 2010 3:54:54 PM

I was just looking at my user manual and under the Power category it shows Wattage: 250W how does that affect my choice. I've seen 300W & 350W restrictions mentioned in user comments about the graphic card requirements.
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November 4, 2010 6:41:13 PM

A 250W PSU won't be able to power much these days, if you want to stick with getting another FX 5200 you can. Since you know it works, this may be the easiest solution.

If you want to go this route, you can get this card from Newegg: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

And use promo code EMCZZYR24 for 10% off. It may not be the fastest card, but at least you don't have to worry about compatability...
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November 4, 2010 7:23:26 PM

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November 4, 2010 7:24:26 PM

Thanks, I'll try that. All other options looked like replacing the power supply first, then getting another graphics card. I appreciate the information. I've actually ordered thru newegg for RAM memory in the past. And "thanks" for the promo code, too !
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November 4, 2010 11:26:37 PM

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