Need help purchasing PCI video card

By kRnaZn
Dec 26, 2004
  1. well i was planning on playing hl2 or cs:s or at least getting 99 fps constant for cs by buying

    ATI RADEON 9250 Video Card, 256MB DDR, 128-Bit, TV-Out, PCI, Model "100-436012" -RETAIL

    Model# 100-436012
    Item # N82E16814102434

    Chipset/Core Speed: ATI Radeon 9250/240MHz
    Memory/Effective Speed: 256MB DDR/400MHz
    BUS: PCI
    Ports: VGA Out(15 Pin D-Sub) + TV-Out (S-Video/Composite)
    Support 3D API: DirectX 8.1, OpenGL 1.3
    Max Resolution@32bit Color: 2048X1536
    Cable/Accessories: Manual, Driver CD
    Lite Retail Box (See pics for details)

    (sry i dont have AGP slot)
    so i was just wondering if this video card would gimme the requirements i wanted ^^

    i have a 2350 dimension
    2.20 Ghz
    512 RAM PC2700
    Intel Pentium 4
    Dell computer (><)

    also if the video card up there isnt good, can anyone recommend any other PCI ones?

    o and also i forgot to add that im buying
    Western Digital Special Edition 80GB 7200RPM IDE Hard Drive, Model WD800JB, OEM Drive Only

    Model# WD800JB
    Item # N82E16822144122

    Capacity: 80GB
    Average Seek Time: 8.9 ms
    Buffer: 8MB
    Rotational Speed: 7200 RPM
    Interface: IDE ULTRA ATA100
    Features: High-performance with 8MB Buffer
    Manufacturer Warranty: 3 years
    Packaging: OEM Drive Only

    this as well so that my HD would be 80 GB instead of a lousy 30 GB
  2. bluetracker

    bluetracker TS Rookie Posts: 21

    First off I'd check on the DELL site to make sure whatever you decide to buy will actually FIT in the casing.
    A lot of these branded computers nowadays only accept 'cut down' versions of 'stuff' or you are limited to buying the puter manufacturers versions of vid cards etc..hey it boosts their profits to tie buyers into only using their branded stuff.
    A 'full deal' card may not have enough elbow room in the box.
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