Good GPU for a Pentium D 960?

The best CPU my motherboard will take is a Pentium D 960, 3.6 Ghz. What's the best GPU I should bother getting? If you could, give a reasonable option and an option erring on the side of bottle necking/paying too much/maximum juice. Drink it up.

Thanks.
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  1. Please list your motherboard and power supply make/model number. They are more important than the cpu to determine your next gpu.
  2. Thats not your motherboard, thats your chipset, Now i believe that cpu to be socket 775 so the mobo should support some better chips, core 2 duo, core 2 quad, Although if it is an old intel board it may not
  3. seamus_breath: I already posted in the first post that I know "fo sho" that the best CPU my motherboard can handle, according to its own BIOS, is a Pentium D 960, 3.6 Ghz.

    Sorry, but real juice.

    It's in a Dell Optiplex Gx620, so it's probably one of those old Intel boards.

    I don't know how to figure out a model number for the motherboard if the link I gave isn't it.

    Any more information I should provide?
  4. Download a program called cpu-z, that will tell you which motherboard you have, here is a link to download - http://www.cpuid.com/downloads/cpu-z/1.60-setup-en.exe
  5. I'm doing it, but is all this really necessary?
  6. Just googled it, away from my computer at the moment.

    http://www.discountelectronics.com/index.php?l=product_detail&p=2118
  7. Right thats a 775 motherboard so you should be able to fit at least a low end Pentium Duel Core. Just out of interest, what do you use your pc for? Because you may just be better off selling it and upgrading
  8. for that cpu i would suggest nothing stronger than a 98gt anything more and you will bottleneck...
  9. What's a 98 gt? Googled it and got cars.

    And what's a video card that, for my specs, would err on the side of bottlenecking but provide maximum juice?
  10. Oh yeah, and is there a way to use a dual core processor even though the most recent BIOS update supports at most a D 960? Do I not know what I'm talking about? I hope not
  11. Since the dell ps is out of stock, I recommend these for your upgrades:

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817371044
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102908

    Keep your old power supply; when you do a proper upgrade, install your old ps back in the dell and sell it intact. These new parts will work fine in your next build or oem system.
  12. kangaroo4321 said:
    What's a 98 gt? Googled it and got cars.

    And what's a video card that, for my specs, would err on the side of bottlenecking but provide maximum juice?

    nvidia 9800gt... its a dx10 gfx card.
    or ati 4850
  13. thanks everybody.

    Just to check, are you sure that this: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817371044

    will not be bottlenecked by my Pentium d 960 (3.6ghz)?
  14. thanks everybody.

    Just to check, are you sure that this: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817371044

    will not be bottlenecked by my Pentium d 960 (3.6ghz)?
  15. You can't really bottleneck a PSU....
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