I need a new graphics card for a dell..

By split220 ยท 8 replies
Oct 4, 2006
  1. hello i am looking to guy a new graphics card to play online games. i have a Dell Demenson 4400 and i want to buy a good graphics card for this computer to support the online game americas army 2.7... and another thing do i have a pci slot or an agp slot??

    thanks split
  2. F1N3ST

    F1N3ST TS Rookie Posts: 596

    It has an AGP slot. But you need to upgrade your memory, and video card. You have 128 or 256MB. And 512 or 768 or 1gb are NEEDED to do any gaming.
  3. split220

    split220 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    lol i actully have 768mb of memory but my graphic card sucks and i need a new one any one have any kind of ars that are good in mind?
  4. DonNagual

    DonNagual TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 2,406

    I am pretty sure that your system's power supply is only 250 watts. Depending on what graphics card you get, this more than likely will not be enough power, and along with a graphics card upgrade you are going to need a new PSU in order to power it up.

    You can always try a new graphics card and hope your PSU is up to the task, but most of the beefy graphics cards (like the ones needed to play AAO 2.7) will need at least 300w (and more importantly, at least 24amps on the +12v rail).

    It looks like the Dimension 4400 uses a common ATX power supply, so something like this (under $40) should do the trick:
  5. F1N3ST

    F1N3ST TS Rookie Posts: 596

    So, taking that PSU out of your budget, how much are you willing to spend? So i can find a good AGP card in your price range. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16814150157 Have a great sale on them right now. 110$ 256-Bit 256-MB And this is a good/decent/great AGP card for the 100$ price range.
  6. wolfram

    wolfram TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,967   +9

    Or THIS card would be better. 4 pipelines more than the 6800XT.
  7. split220

    split220 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    umm like 130 to 150 for a card i guess i dunno my mom is buying it = ) so i guess nothing over like 200 usd
  8. Rik

    Rik Banned Posts: 3,814

    The title of this thread amused me!! New graphics card for a dell!! Seems like an ok swap!!!
  9. wolfram

    wolfram TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,967   +9

    Then the X800GTO I linked to is the best choice. Probably, a newer, faster card, would be bottlenecked by your system.
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