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post #1 of 19 Old 12-19-2003, 5:52 PM Thread Starter
 
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For the love of god!

Alright, can someone recommend a top shelf video card that I can stick in this computer? I play accelerated FP shooters almost exclusively. It's a Dell Dimension 4100, about a year and a half, maybe close to two years old now, 1.0 GHz, 256 RAM, and need of a card upgrade.

Two to three hundred bucks wouldn't scare me off at this point; it's a far cry cheaper than over three grand for a new, high zoot notebook

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I hear those new fangled Voodoo 2 3d cards are really good!!!

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GeForce 4 Ti4600 from www.newegg.com
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Overwhelmed here...

http://shopper.cnet.com/Graphics/400...0.html?tag=dir
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What's this newegg stuff? Refurbished card -the one you're suggesting- for a hundred?
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Re: For the love of god!

I've go an ATI Radeon 9700 Pro W/256MB RAM. Runs everything I need it to.
The 9600 Pro 128MB is under $200, and should run any of your games fine. It isn't the latest greatest, but plenty good.
You may want to type in your serial number at dell.com to see what AGP it supports before buying anything too over the top.
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What's this newegg stuff? Refurbished card -the one you're suggesting- for a hundred?
4th one down the list

http://www.newegg.com/app/viewproduc...eforce,ti,4600
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Whaddya mean, specifically, about AGP support, BDA? I'm pretty sure the card I have is an AGP, so any AGP card will work, no?
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Ah, thanks. I was in the closeout section or something beforehand.
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Hey, this one's named after me, lol.

Chaintech ... http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...145-011&depa=1
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You're probably fine, but there are different levels of AGP - 1X, 2X, 4X, 8X, etc.
If your board only supports 2X or 4X, an 8X card may not function properly.
I'd bet that if your system is around two years old it probably supports 4X.
Just stick with a 4X card and you'll be good to go.
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The two that you and ND are suggesting will work? Sorry, dense.
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Alright, how about this:

LINK

-PLUS-

Another 256 RAM?

Should I head for Best Buy right now?
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Alright, how about this:

LINK

-PLUS-

Another 256 RAM?

Should I head for Best Buy right now?
upgrade to aleast 512 megs of ram. it will make A HUGE difference
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Re: For the love of god!

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upgrade to aleast 512 megs of ram. it will make A HUGE difference

Ok Stegen, work with me here.... If he has 256 in his original post, and he is going to get 256 more.... What's that make????
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