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Club 3D Radeon HD 5450 PCI Edition in a Dell Dimension 8300?

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November 9, 2013 5:40:54 AM

I'm looking for a replacement graphics card for my old Dell Dimension 8300 (specs: [ftp://ftp.dell.com/Manuals/all-products/esuprt_desktop/esuprt_dimension_desktops/dimension-8300_service%20manual_en-us.pdf

I came across a Club 3D Radeon HD 5450 PCI Edition (http://www.computeruniverse.net/en/products/90415639/club3d-radeon-hd5450-pci-edition.asp#data) and I'm wondering if it's usable in my pc.

If not could someone please suggest an alternative? I'm not completely at home with pc hardware yet

Thank you in advance
a b U Graphics card
November 9, 2013 6:31:07 AM

What is the purpose of replacement and your budget in GBP?

Unfortunately you don't have PCIE, you have AGP 8X, thing of the past, long gone:

Dell Dimension 8300 Motherboard. Dell Part# M2035 G0728 W2562. Featuring Intel Chipset 875P. The Intel board harnesses the advanced computing power of the latest Intel Pentium 4 875P processor supporting Hyper-Threading Technology.

Specifications:

Dell Compatible Part#: M2035 G0728 W2562
Intel 875P ChipSet
• Socket mPGA478 Supporting P4 Northwood, Prescott, Celeron Processors
• Supports HyperThreading Technology
• 533/800 MHz system bus
• Four DIMM Memory sockets for DDR 400/333/266
• 4 GB MAX system memory
• 1 AGP 8x video slot
• Integrated 10/100 Lan
• Integrated 5.1 Sound
• Two Serial ATA-150 Hard Disk Connectors
• Two IDE UDMA ATA-100 Hard Disk Connectors
• One Floppy Connector
• 4 PCI Card Slots
• 6 USB 2.0 Ports
• 1 Serial/1 Parallel Port
• PS2 Mouse and Keyboard Ports

I am not at home until tomorrow, so it is difficult to substitute PC forum with iPhone forum, will comeback tomorrow or the day after for final answer.
November 9, 2013 8:23:33 AM

Thanks for your reply

The purpose is to replace the current graphics card (ATI Radeon X1600 pro) which is dying. It frequently gives driver errors and blue screens even after several complete reinstalls.
This Dell desktop is functioning as a data storage/practice dummy/server for my little home network.
My budget would be 40-50GBP (ofcourse, if there is a cheaper option, it would be welcome). I'm looking for a cheap solution that would keep this Dell running for next couple of months
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a b U Graphics card
November 9, 2013 10:33:22 PM

So you need video card just to see monitor, no gaming, no HD movies, am I correct?
So the size of memory can be easy 512 MB or less?

If I am correct, just reply: yes and yes.

I found plenty, just those clarifications...
November 11, 2013 10:28:32 AM

You are corect. No gaming, no HD movies, just the monitor and an occasional youtube
a c 358 U Graphics card
November 11, 2013 11:09:08 AM

AGP cards are no longer produced so buying a new one will be rather difficult and expensive. I am not very familiar with shops in the UK, but you can order a used Radeon HD 3450 from Amazon UK for £40.50. Expensive compared to a more modern, more powerful card, but if you do not want to upgrade your entire PC...

http://www.amazon.co.uk/PowerColor-Radeon-3450-512MB-DD...
a b U Graphics card
November 11, 2013 5:50:50 PM

jaguarskx said:
AGP cards are no longer produced so buying a new one will be rather difficult and expensive. I am not very familiar with shops in the UK, but you can order a used Radeon HD 3450 from Amazon UK for £40.50. Expensive compared to a more modern, more powerful card, but if you do not want to upgrade your entire PC...

http://www.amazon.co.uk/PowerColor-Radeon-3450-512MB-DD...


This, I'd suggest that you create a completely new build since your computer is obviously slowly dieing out.
November 19, 2013 2:27:45 AM

Thank you for your replies. I'll look into AGP 8x cards for now, at the moment I need this old geezer to run for couple of months more
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