Need help with graphics card

By norbe09
Sep 25, 2008
  1. Hi i have dell dimensions 4700 and i dont know much about pc but i still wanna change my graphics card to run some new games here is all i know about my pc Machine name: DELL
    Operating System: Windows XP Home Edition (5.1, Build 2600) Service Pack 2 (2600.xpsp_sp2_gdr.070227-2254)
    Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
    System Manufacturer: Dell Inc.
    System Model: Dimension 4700
    BIOS: Phoenix ROM BIOS PLUS Version 1.10 A05
    Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 2.80GHz (2 CPUs)
    Memory: 502MB RAM
    Page File: 457MB used, 766MB available
    Windows Dir: C:\WINDOWS
    DirectX Version: DirectX 9.0c (4.09.0000.0904)
    DX Setup Parameters: Not found
    DxDiag Version: 5.03.2600.2180 32bit Unicode
    Card name: Intel(R) 82915G/GV/910GL Express Chipset Family
    Manufacturer: Intel Corporation
    Chip type: Intel(R) 82915G/GV/910GL Express Chipset
    DAC type: Internal
    Device Key: Enum\PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_2582&SUBSYS_01811028&REV_04
    Display Memory: 128.0 MB
    Current Mode: 1280 x 1024 (32 bit) (60Hz)
    Monitor: Plug and Play Monitor
    Monitor Max Res: 1600,1200
    AND so i was looking at these cards like Zotac Geforce 9800GTX & XFX GeForce GTX260 896MB PCIE DUAL DVI DDR3 602/2.2GHz please recomend me any others il buy power suplly if needed for these cards please replay if i need buy anything or if i can change to these kind of cards

    some aditional information about my pc pentium(r) 4cpu 2.80GHz 2.79GHz, 504mb of ram il add more if needed
  2. miska_man

    miska_man TS Member Posts: 49

    If you want to game, I would suggest getting more memory first off...
  3. Herbster63

    Herbster63 TS Rookie Posts: 32

    Hi Norbe09 one thing is to your disadvantage when it comes to these cards you are looking at is that i think your tower isn,t long enough to hold either of them not sure on the 260 but the 9800 gtx are nearly a foot long i had to get a new tower myself just to fit it in maybe a 8800 gt 512 card would be more the go 500 watt power supply (good qaulity) and max out your ram think your pc holds 4 gig but check your manual ,you will still play most games around but at the end of the day games just keep on getting bigger and better so a new system would be on the cards
    hope this helped a bit cheers Herb
  4. norbe09

    norbe09 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 16

    Cheers matte i was looking at these to XFX GeForce 8800GT 1024MB PCI-E Graphics Card my power suply seems right for this one and its kinda of cheap so might be looking at this one il get some ram to probably and will need new power suply just incase im just consurned about the size of these graphics card they seem so big if u wanna see my pc more closly here is site u might be abel see if that graphics card will go in 8800gt some close ups in here cheers again matte that post helped me alot
    and yeh i might buy this power suply OCZ OCZ700GXSSLI-UK - 700 WATT GAMEXSTREAM PSU so it might run that card now and this card is pritty nice Sapphire ATI Radeon HD4850 512MB PCI-E Graphics Card
  5. nickc

    nickc TechSpot Paladin Posts: 923   +11

    yes the Sapphire ATI Radeon HD4850 512MB PCI-E Graphics Card is the better of those two cards.
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