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I Need a Graphics Card Upgrade for a Dell Dimension 8250

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December 9, 2010 9:04:58 PM


I need some help finding a good graphics card for my dell dimension 8250. Reason: I want to play the racing sims ( rFactor, GTR Series etc. ) I have with high(er) quality graphics and a better frame rate.

PC Specs:
Pentium 4 2.40GHz
512MB RAM ( Will be adding 512MB more ) Cost me $30
200W Power Supply
I'm using the original card which is a Radeon 9500/9700 Pro
AGP 4x.

I would like to get the best possible card for my pc at around $100 or less.

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December 10, 2010 12:02:11 AM

The problem you are going to have is the PSU being only 200W. The best GPU would be this HD4650, you can get a HD4670 for more than you budget as well (

Given your PSU (you could upgrade it, of course) you might be able to get away with this GPU (

There is a website that I have used to buy Dell parts ( that you might be able to get a better Dell PSU for your system. Since you have an older Dell, it may require a Dell specific PSU as some older Dells used proprietary PSU to mobo connectors. I am not sure if yours is one of them.

Good luck!