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Budget graphics card for Dell U2412W

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January 9, 2012 8:54:37 PM

I am buying a Dell U2412w monitor and need a new graphics card to access 1920 x 1200 resolution on the monitor. I currently have a Dell Dimension 8300 w/WinXP, Pentium 4 CPU w/3Ghz and 2046MB RAM. I have been using an Nvidia GeForce 6200 w/256MB.

I will eventually be upgrading the system, so my thought was to get a budget card as a bridge until then, assuming that I could get a better card price/performance in the future with the new system.

My main interest is improving the graphics display rather than gaming. What are some budget graphics cards that can improve color and image display?

Or is there a better quality option that I might want to buy now and transfer to the new system?
a c 291 U Graphics card
January 9, 2012 9:13:38 PM

You aren't losing any quality with that card. Only display speed.
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January 10, 2012 12:14:33 AM

From what I can see, the GeForce 6200 isn't capable of 1920 x 1200 resolution. I was hoping to find a card that could display at that resolution.
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January 10, 2012 4:22:35 AM

I went back to research a review from 2004 and they have one benchmark referencing 1920 x 1200 for the GeForce 6200. So I guess it is able to display that resolution.

I'm still curious about finding a replacement card that might improve its performance without adding huge additional cost. Any suggestions?
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January 10, 2012 5:04:19 AM

6200 is capable of 1920x1200
you need a monitor capable of 1920x1200

whats your budget?
Is your board have any pcie x16?
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a c 291 U Graphics card
January 10, 2012 6:39:08 AM

Basically you could upgrade it, but not much and you would lose money. Your computer has outdated AGP slot for graphics card, and modern computers use PCIe slot. At this moment of time, little amount of graphics card are made for AGP, and those are around 5 times more expensive, if not more.

And 6200 is capable of 1920x1200
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January 11, 2012 7:14:10 AM

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