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Video Card Upgrade for Dell Dimension E310

By riverwind
Jul 21, 2006
  1. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 7,290   +25

    The 3DFuzion is better but if u wanna play Oblivion, then PCI will not cut it. An AGP FX5500 will be able to play it but I doubt the PCI version will. If someone here has an FX5500 PCI and has played Oblivion on it, could u please help us out here? BTW, riverwind, did u try playing oblivion with ur 6200? Did it run?
     
  2. Some_noob

    Some_noob TS Rookie

    but the e310 only has the PCI slots, right??
     
  3. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 7,290   +25

    Yes. I meant that ur in hot water when it comes to playing Oblivion. Other games like CS: Source will run very well with PCI cards but BF2 and Oblivion seem shaky. This person here has played Oblivion on an FX5500 and says he got playable performance.
    http://www.bizrate.com/graphicscards/pid358219606/(first review)
    U can buy the card from the above link too but it will cost u a lot of money so if u really want to stick with ur machine for some time to come, get the 6200 but if u wanna buy something cheaper go for the 3DFuzion FX5500.
     
  4. Some_noob

    Some_noob TS Rookie

    Well thats all I am really looking for, since I know this isnt the best gaming machine out there. As long as I can get a average performance thats fine for me. So I guess I go for the 6200.


    When I clicked your link and went to the site it said its an AGP type card not a PCI !?
     
  5. F1N3ST

    F1N3ST TS Rookie Posts: 1,088

    I bought that BFG tech card about 5 days ago, i get around 40fps on CS:S with 1024x768 resolution, it is a good card. It plays all of my games pretty good except Hitman: Contracts, idk why. I decided to get a 256mb, because my comp had 96mb of shared video RAM, and i dont think that 128 would cut it so :)
     
  6. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 7,290   +25

  7. zee3b

    zee3b TS Rookie Posts: 45

    Hey bro.. thxx for da info but i was wondering.. i chked da links for... 3D fuzion 6200 u were refering to as the best card for DELL E310 but... it says u need a vacant x16 slot..? whts dat about.. will it fit in my DELL E310.... da card seems good.. and affordable too.....

    i chked da dells site.. www.dellupgrades something... and dey preferred
    http://shopper.cnet.com/Diamond_Viper_Radeon_X1300_PCI_256MB/4014-8902_9-32125594.html

    This card... will dat be compatible??? with my pc.. and is dat by any chance better den da 3d fuzion?

    Do reply...i appreciated

    Edited to remove bold text and make it easier to read. Please try and use proper grammar from now on.Thanks.
     
  8. MetalX

    MetalX TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,909

    1) Please don't bold the whole post.
    2) Please try to use a language close to English.
    3) That card will fit into a Dimension E310.
     
  9. zee3b

    zee3b TS Rookie Posts: 45


    1)I dont see any rules stating "DONT BOLD YOUR TEXT" guess you should set some up, a newbie like me wouldnt mind bolding his text when there arent any specified rules and the fact "B" (bold option) is available.

    2)Did'nt knew this forum's for people whose first language is "English".

    3)Thanks for the help.


    Oh yea is 3D fuzion better or Diamond_Viper_Radeon_X1300_PCI_256MB (since i have no knowledge about graphic cards)

    The diamond fits in E310 as well?

    Im only doing this upgrade to play a game F.E.A.R MP
    Which require a minimum of

    Video Card
    Minimum: 64MB GeForce(TM) 4 Ti or Radeon(R) 9000 video card
    video RAM: Required - 64 MB ,
    Video Card 3D Acceleration: Required - Yes ,
    Video HW Transform & Lighting: Required - Yes ,
    Vertex Shader Ver.: Required - 1.1 ,
    Pixel Shader Ver.: Required - 1.3 ,

    So would 6200 or Diamond viper will run the game fine?, or either one would do.?
     
  10. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 25,948   +19

    Hello and welcome to Techspot.

    If you take a look at this thread HERE, you`ll see what`s acceptable and what`s not.

    The Techspot FAQ is also informative too.

    Regards Howard :wave: :wave:
     
  11. zee3b

    zee3b TS Rookie Posts: 45

    Now thats all the way in introduce yourself section. A guy like me who dont want to introduce himself wont bother going there.Thus not knowing whats acceptable and whats not, i gave it a quick look , didnt see any rules,relating to bold writing.
    I still suggest either to move that thread to of the sections or make one on each and every section,so guys like me wont get picked for using "Bold" text.
     
     
  12. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 25,948   +19

    I don`t see and real reason to move that thread, because that`s where most new members head for first. Also to have it in every forum would probably be a little excessive.

    Bold text is there to highlight something, which is fine. However, when a lot of bold text is used, it does get a little tiring on the old peepers lol.

    Regards Howard :)
     
  13. zee3b

    zee3b TS Rookie Posts: 45

    Ok cool. Im around old peepz lols.
    So can you suggest me which one shall i go for?
    My third last thread.
     
  14. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 25,948   +19

    Unfortunately I can`t make a recommendation for you. That`s because I know absolutely bugger all about graphics cards. The reason for that is because I don`t play any games. I`m still using an old geforce4 mx4000.

    We have plenty of members who will be able to advise you though, so just hang in there.

    Regards Howard :)
     
  15. frus

    frus TS Rookie Posts: 55

    Hi
    i think the diamond viper x1300 will do better than the geforce, its a 128 bit card.
    But remember that the x1550 will be available soon, it must be better than the x1300 but no one knows it for sure right now ( we need benchamarks and reviews on games).
     
  16. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 7,290   +25

    The X1300 is the best for PCI but it is also very expensive and quite limited by the small bandwidth of PCI. So price vs performance, the 6200 is the best buy.
     
  17. zee3b

    zee3b TS Rookie Posts: 45

    I guess, I made up my mind i'll go for the 6200 but guys when i searched, 10 different types of 3d fuzon 6200 cards came out.And now im lost which one shall i go for? What shall it say on its box? PCIE or what,its specs, as i said before i dont have any knowledge of graphic card.
    (keep in mind i have a crappy dell E310)
    Any help would be appreciated.
    Thank You
     
  18. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 7,290   +25

    Not PCI Express or PCI-E, look for a PCI card. The BFG Technologies 3DFuzion 6200 PCI is what you're looking for.
     
  19. zee3b

    zee3b TS Rookie Posts: 45

  20. cfitzarl

    cfitzarl TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,520   +9

    Those are PCIe X16, you want, simply, PCI (aka PCI 2.0). If you live in the U.S., this would be the correct form. Note that it's the only PCI 6-Series card they have.
     
  21. zee3b

    zee3b TS Rookie Posts: 45

    Well i know that, but i wanted the link to the geforce 6200 compatible for my pc, i googled it and all which came up was PCI-E cards
    So again can some one give me the link to this Geforce 6200 card compatible with my pc.. for sale.
    ThankYou
     
  22. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 7,290   +25

  23. zee3b

    zee3b TS Rookie Posts: 45

    Hey.
    Thanks for the link, but it says a minimum of 3000W power supply?
    Ermm will it work on my pc, that geforce 6200 pci.
    Ah so much confusions, wish i had a x16 or agp

    Edited by Moderator: Removed quote. There`s no need to quote the post directly above your own. ;)
     
  24. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 7,290   +25

    I don't know really, but I don't think there should be any major problems. That Dell should come with at least a 300W PSU.
     
  25. zee3b

    zee3b TS Rookie Posts: 45

    Ahhh it means i have no other choice, im helpless, the only way out is to buy a diamond viper woth like 120 a waste of money,
    and it said 3000w not even 300w, can it be a mistake on that site?
    I will call them up to see if its a mistake.
     
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