Hi all u Tech Gurus, what would be the best vidio card i can upgrade to so i can play the latest games like BBC2 n COD/Black Ops? Also probably need to upgrade my power supply? Any help would be greatly appreciated. Dell Demension 9200
OS Windows XP Professional 32 bit SP3
CPU Intel Pentium D duel core 2.80GHz Ram 4 gb DDR2 Motherboard Dell OWG855 Chipset model P965/G965 Power supply 375w Still waiting on some advice. Please help
First get the measurements on your power supply and get a good 80+ 500watt power supply. You can then get a GTX460 for now but as the above poster says you will eventually bottle neck with that cpu.
Eventually you will want a newer system like a sandy bridge build. With already having a good power supply and video card at least you would be part way through a better build. If you plan on Sli in the future and you have the money now you could go higher on the power supply. What is your budget now for the upgrade that will help you get a better answer.
Also is that resolution limited per your system now or your monitor. I would think you want to play at a higher res than that if not your call.
Thank you for the replies. I will check the deminsions n post. My case is pretty big so dont think will be problem. also, is there a difference between PCIex16 and PCIe x2.0x16. mine is pci e x16. Would this be a problem? Seems most cards are 2.0 x 16 anymore. My processor has never been oc, would this help? Like i said, Im not very computer smart so thanks again.
Ok guys, tell me if this will work with my system. Intel core 2 quad Q8400 2.66ghz Corsair CMPSU-750TX-750W Twin Frozr II SOC GTX460 MSI. Thanks for all advice and replies. Couldnt do this without you guys.
The maximim Core 2 Duo for the Dim 9200/XPS 410 is the E6700. The maximum Core 2 Quad is the Q6700. None of the E8XXX or E7XXX processors are compatible because of the motherboards voltage and BIOS.
The power supply if its the same size should work (physical size)
And the GTX is fine also.
I dont have your system so I can't promise the psu will fit but if you measured it
I hope there is no issue. but then like I said I can't promise it would fit.
Well if you can find a Q6700 I would go with that but it will probably be a little expensive.
You could go with the E6700 it would help also. I would get the Q6700 if you can afford it but your chipset is really getting a little aged and you really should be thinking about if the cost is worth it.
You may really just want to try and get by for now and plan on a system upgrade if you can afford it.
I mean What your wanting to do is fine but your going to hit a wall soon.
I am not sure, you can go to dell and search for your system specs. But finding specs on dell motherboards is sort of hard sometimes. Real indepth specs.
In the end its up to you. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Ebay prices on a Q6700 are all over the place from 150.00 to around 250.00
I have an e6750 on a 680i based system with a GTX285 and I can run the games you say but not maxxed out.
All I am trying to say is you really need to look hard at this upgrade vrses saving for say a sandy bridge system. Or at least a case, cpu, memory upgrade anf probably the hdds and vid card.
for this build through cyberpower it would be about 1050.00
I am just using it to list parts you can order them from newegg and amazon and get some parts cheaper.
You can swap different parts in to suit your needs a little better.
In the end it all depends on your budget and what you really want to do personally.
this is just an option I am throwing out there.
IF you decided to get a vid card, a power supply and an new processor
Your looking at a little over $300.00 shipped any way.
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