trying to upgrade video card, dell 8200, confused

By specs1832
Jun 20, 2005
  1. I have a dell dimension 8200, pentium 4, 2.0 ghtz, 512 ram, geforce mx 420 graphics card, 40 gig hard drive (going to add another this week), windows xp home, i don't know what motherboard i have

    i would like to upgrade to a nvidia geforce 6200 agp, when i emailed dell they said i couldn't go above 4200 which makes no sense to me, will it work in my cpu, and not sure if i have a agp

    i have to get battlefield 2, and i have a good feeling it won't work now, cuz it has a really hard time with half-life 2, luckily counter strike source works fine, thanks for any help
  2. vnf4ultra

    vnf4ultra TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,388

    As long as you have agp 8x or 4x, a 6200 agp should work. I have the leadtek a6200td card, which is nice, I'd recommend it.
  3. kol_indian

    kol_indian TS Rookie Posts: 316

    Ya Vnf4ultra is right u r right u r fine, also u have agp 4x slot which i am sure of.
    look for cards which have 8X/$x on thier box it will work on your system.

    welcome to techspot :wave: :wave:
  4. specs1832

    specs1832 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    cool thanks gentleman, now does anyone know what to do about my g/f of 4 years and 9 months who wants to take a break
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