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#1 masterblaster201

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Posted 29 March 2012 - 04:48 PM

I have a Dell E521 AMD ATHLON 64 X2 DUAL CORE 4200+ 2.2Ghz 3.25 RAM Win XP SP3 750W Power Supply 2.0 x16 PCI E slot I'm trying to find a video card I can run on this machine preferrably already with a sufficient or over powered fan and heat sink. I bought the VisionTek HD 4650 1GB but it ran for about 20 seconds and shutdown due to what I'm assuming is overheating, I shutdown the machine let it cool down fire it back up same thing. So I pulled the card put my other one back in and haven't attempted to play the highend games since. I don't want to spend alot of time guessing which screw fits what hole and did I mix the grey paste with the white long enough, did I overtighten the screws. I just want a card I can plug and run with.
Let me have it guys, what do you recommend....besides upgrading to a new machine.

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Posted 29 March 2012 - 05:16 PM

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#3 masterblaster201

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Posted 31 March 2012 - 06:09 PM

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Posted 01 April 2012 - 06:03 PM

the VisionTek HD 4650 video card you bought was not a gaming card ,its a good buisness card or so the maker says .

http://www.visiontek.com/dms59-sff/hd-4650-dms59.html

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Posted 01 April 2012 - 06:47 PM

Well go figure the Techies at Dell said it was and would work just fine for gaming. Guess what's going on Ebay.

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Posted 01 April 2012 - 07:57 PM

the VisionTek HD 4650 video card you bought was not a gaming card ,its a good buisness card or so the maker says .

http://www.visiontek.com/dms59-sff/hd-4650-dms59.html



Well go figure the Techies at Dell said it was and would work just fine for gaming. Guess what's going on Ebay.



I have the mobile version of that card, and it games quite nicely. I can play HL2 Just Cause 2, and other games even Crysis.

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Posted 01 April 2012 - 10:23 PM

The 4650 is quite similiar to the 4670 and i know the 4670 can play modern games like MW3 at medium to high, so the 4650 should be able to do the job.

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