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Need Help with Dell Dimension 8300 video card upgrade

By jpgm008
Dec 3, 2007
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  1. I was told I needed to upgrade my video card for my new screnn and gaming purposes. I have been researching the past few days, so many to choose from and I'm not sure which ones will work with my system.

    the new screen is DELL SP2008WFP
    video card : geforce Fx 5200 , agp 8x 128mb
    pc :dell dimension 8300
    pentium 4 cpu 3.00ghz
    2.99ghz 1.00 gb of ram


    as i dont have any digital signal coming out of the card
    and i was told i needed a 512mb card to run propely the screen and for the games .

    Please help figure out what is capatible with my system. Any suggestion will help.

    thank you
    paul
  2. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 12,490   +292

    You don't need a new card to run the screen. You do for modern games, but not the screen. In fact, your old card should be working just fine for everything but gaming.

    I'd consider something like an nvidia 7600GT. What is your budget?
  3. jpgm008

    jpgm008 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    thank you for the replay

    the probelem is
    i only can run the screen on the analog cable
    if i use on the digital cable it's no signal comung out to the screen
    so on the analog the picture it's no right .
    and i'm not sure what it's the right one and if i need to use a new power supplay .
  4. kpo6969

    kpo6969 TechSpot Maniac Posts: 875

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