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Graphics card upgrade interface with Dell 4700


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#1 rsssmoore

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Posted 07 March 2012 - 04:36 PM

Dell Dimension 4700 OS Win XP Pro SP 3
CPU: P4 3.60 HT 560J
4 GB pc3200 400
305W Dell Power Supply

Current card ATI Radeon X300
I have already upgraded the CPU and RAM to max potential and need some advice on the graphics card.

It is not a gaming system. The cards I will selecting from be used or refurbished so my choices will be limited to those available.
I do not want to bottleneck the system or push wattage just a nice upgrade in resolution and light graphics.

A few options available to me are ATI x1650 and x1300.....Any advice would be helpfull.

I have researched and will understand terminology. It just gets a bit thick sometimes...Thx Rick

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Posted 08 March 2012 - 12:51 AM

I would get the X1650 as it is much more powerful card then the X1300. Also my brother's old system had the X1650 and it got through quite a few games. Based from the Dell service manual, your desktop has PCI Express X16 slot which is great since you can use modern graphics card that are still available and are brand new. This graphics card would do, it has all of the basic connections like VGA, DVI and HDMI and the power supply shouldn't have to much issue powering it up.

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Posted 12 March 2012 - 02:49 PM

Just get an 8400 GS for cheap.

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Posted 13 March 2012 - 12:50 AM

There are some models of the 8400GS that are highly priced and also it is a old architecture. The 6450 is more efficient and has modern features.

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System1: CPU- Intel Core i7-5820K @ 4.4GHz, CPU Cooler- Noctua NH-D14, RAM- G.Skill Ripjaws 16GB Kit(4Gx4) DDR3 2133MHz, SSD/HDD- Samsung 850 EVO 250GB/Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB/Seagate Barracuada 3TB, GPU- 2x EVGA GTX980 Superclocked @1360/MHz1900MHz, Motherboard- Asus X99 Deluxe, Case- Custom Mac G5, PSU- EVGA P2-1000W, Soundcard- Realtek High Definition Audio, OS- Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit
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