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Dell (GeForce4 MX 440 with AGP8X)

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#1 Firerock


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Posted 04 June 2012 - 10:41 PM

I have a Dell 4600. What would be a good upgrade for the graphics card. Two gigs ram. 150GB hard drive. Currently have card below.

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GeForce4 MX 440 with AGP8X
Device ID 10DE-0181
Revision A3
Subvendor nVidia (10DE)
Current Performance Level Level 1
Technology 151 nm
Transistors 29 M
Release Date Oct 2002
DirectX Support 7.0
OpenGL Support 1.2
Bus Interface AGP
AGP Aperture 128 MB
AGP Rate 8x
GPU Clock 275 MHz
Memory Clock 400 MHz
Driver nv4_disp.dll
Driver version
ForceWare version 93.71
BIOS Version

Edited by hamluis, 07 June 2012 - 12:20 PM.
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Posted 05 June 2012 - 12:38 PM

Well...the question I have is...why do you want to "upgrade"?

Seems to me that will help guide you and members attempting to answer your question.

What's the purpose of this upgrade?

What mandates a new video card?


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Posted 05 June 2012 - 08:01 PM

Well... i am thinking of getting a blue-ray player. The newer upgrade would have a larger memory mine i beleave is 64MB. Upgrade 256MB, 512MB, DIGITAL, HDMI, USB, etc.


Edited by Firerock, 05 June 2012 - 08:15 PM.

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Posted 07 June 2012 - 07:05 PM


Edited by Firerock, 07 June 2012 - 07:09 PM.

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Posted 08 June 2012 - 06:45 AM

I do not think there is a videocard out there that fits an AGP slot, and has any bluray decode abilities. To the best of my recollection, AMD 4XXX series had the first onboard bluray decode, and the 3850 was the last card made that could fit an AGP slot. You also have to consider the speed of your CPU to decode as well.

I do not think there is a way to upgrade your current system to play bluray disks. If you had a really good CPU, then you might be able to decode bluray, but without additional processing/post processing from the videocard, I just don't know if it would work.

EDIT: You know, I think there is a 4650 AGP card that might work, but I still don't know what CPU you are running.

Edited by dpunisher, 08 June 2012 - 06:55 AM.

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Posted 08 June 2012 - 08:39 PM

Here is what i am running.

Operating System
MS Windows XP Home 32-bit SP3
Intel Pentium 4
Northwood 0.13um Technology
2.00 GB Dual-Channel DDR @ 166MHz (2.5-3-3-7)
Dell Computer Corp. 02Y832 (Microprocessor)
HP 2009 (1600x900@60Hz)
64MB GeForce4 MX 440 with AGP8X (nVidia)
Hard Drives
156GB Western Digital WDC WD1600AAJB-00PVA0 (PATA) 70 F
Optical Drives
Unimodem Full-Duplex Audio Device

Hope this helps.

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Posted 09 June 2012 - 06:26 PM

There are some options:
1)Find an Radeon HD4xxx AGP card (good luck with that), and then buy a new PSU to power said card. The 2 I found, not in stock, called for a 400W or better PSU
2)Get a PCI graphics card, which may decrease the overall performance for graphics, and get a PSU to power that card. $00 watts minimum again
3)Plan on a overhaul of the PC. Since you're already going to be spending a large amount of money might as well do the whole PC

Currently you're looking at spending $200-450 (Videocard, PSU, RAM, BluRay Drive) on upgrades. Updating to a newer system wont cost a whole lot more. Newer PCI-e x16 cards will perform better and cost less or equal to what an AGP or traditional PCi card will. A 600W PSU can cost as little as a 400W one, and DDR3 RAM is currently cheaper per GB then DDR RAM.

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