Hey everyone, I have a Dell 8300 computer (old, I know) and after doing plenty of research on how to upgrade my graphics card I decided that buying a XFX Radeon HD 4650 would be a good choice because of it's price and ive researched many forums where people have this card on the same computer I have, so I assumed it would be compatible. I just got it today in the mail and it doesn't fit into any of the slots for graphics cards. I was wondering if maybe I was doing something wrong here, because I'm about 99% sure that this graphics card should be compatible.
I have the PCI version and I just realized that the one I need is the AGP version. I also have another question if you don't mind, what graphics card would you recommend for my Dell 8300? Or should I just just stick with getting an AGP XFX Radeon HD 4650?
Specs say either 250w or 305w both of which are very small for running even a basic graphics card. The recommended size for the 4650 is 400w, although you could probably squeeze by with a little less but even the 305w might not be large enough, definitely not the 250w. The 4650 also requires a 6 pin power connector. Do you have one of those coming off the PSU?
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My current installed graphics card is an nvidia 6600 (NOT GT version) which isn't cutting it for me, I like to play older games made in the last five years, I play new games on my xbox 360. As for my power supply, mine is about 200 and something (can't remember off the top of my head) but I know that the Radeon requires at least 400, and I plan on getting one of that power tomorrow. And as the the PSU cable, it only has 4.