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In need of video card help...

By gemini2281
Jul 21, 2005
  1. Ok I have a dell dimension 2400 with 3 pci slots. I would like to buy a new video card but I don't know anything about them. If you need more info on my computer specs I have that as well. Oh and I am not really worried about the price right now I am just wanting to see what is out there. Also I don't know how to tell what card wouyld be better or not.
  2. El Presidente

    El Presidente TS Rookie Posts: 40

    Some Advice

    PCI graphics cards are cheaper than their AGP and PCI Express counterparts. However, they are also slower than the other two metioned. I personally like nVidia cards because they have a unified driver system. That means one driver will run any nVidia card; so you don't have to worry about finding the right driver for your card. To answer your question about which one is better, here's a simple answer: The higher the model number, the faster it is. Some companies also make O/C or OC versions. This means that they're overclocked and will run faster than what is on the box, although, they can get pretty hot. Some cards have a TV tuner in them and you can record TV just like Tivo. So its up to you and how much you want to spend. The only recomendation I'll give you is to buy a card with 128Mb of RAM or more.

    Happy hunting! :grinthumb
  3. gemini2281

    gemini2281 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    thank you that is a big help
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