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Will a HD 4650 AGP DDR3 work and fit in my shuttle?

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July 25, 2011 10:27:05 AM

Hi, I have a shuttle sb61v40, windows xp sp3, 800mhz bus, p4 3.2ghz, HyperX 2gb DDR pc3200, x800 pro 256mb AGP, 150g HD IDE(master), 80g HD serial(slave), 300W psu.

Right now my system still runs WoW fairly good & League of Legends fine, same with LFD2, but I need a card with SM3 to play the newer games, Just wondering if this card will be worth the money over my x800 pro 256mb? My cards Core is Clocked at 506 MHz(ATI OverDrive Enabled) & it "says" Memory status is at 452 MHz & runs at 50 C° (idle) and 56-62 C° (during gaming)

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July 25, 2011 12:56:00 PM

I don't know if it will fit, as I don't know your case's dimensions. Should it fit, it would work, but at what cost/benefit ratio? AGP versions of the 4650 tend to cost about $100 in the US, and are sometimes even more. (Cost depends on the source and availability.) While such an upgrade would likely offer greater detail levels and performance in most titles, the old CPU platform would continue to limit overall performance. This would be especially true in games that use the CPU to calculate in-game physics.

I'm not one to tell other people how to spend their money. I just think it'd be unwise to consider the possibility that you might be better off continuing to save in order to update the entire platform. Such a GPU upgrade is, for all intents and purposes, only prolonging the inevitable.
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