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Windows 7: which card to have.....

08 Apr 2010   #1
xXINSANELOSERXx

Windows XP Professional SP 2
 
 
which card to have.....

ok well im researching a card that i wanna get and i heard that i cant have a card greater than 256MB in my pc which has a Dell Optiplex GX260 motherboard and i wanted to know if i could use this card oh and by the way i am going to use dual monitors.

here is the 512MB one:

Amazon.com: EVGA 512-A8-N403-LR GeForce 6200 LE 512MB DDR2 AGP Graphics Card: Electronics

Or if i should get this one which is a 256MB:

Amazon.com: EVGA 256-A8-N341-LX e-GeForce 6200 256MB DDR2 AGP Graphics Card: Electronics


Thank-You


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08 Apr 2010   #2
Zen00

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

First, what do you mean you can't have a card with more than 256MB of onboard RAM?
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08 Apr 2010   #3
xXINSANELOSERXx

Windows XP Professional SP 2
 
 

that the computer motherboard wont support more than 256 mb of ram on the card.
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08 Apr 2010   #4
Zen00

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Hrm, well then get the one with 256mb of RAM on it.
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08 Apr 2010   #5
xXINSANELOSERXx

Windows XP Professional SP 2
 
 

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09 Apr 2010   #6
Zen00

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Here's what I want you to do. Google SIW, download that program and find out what motherboard your computer has, report it back here so I can examine it. It shouldn't make a difference what your chipset is and what card it will support, as long as you have the right BUS.
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09 Apr 2010   #7
DocBrown

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

Here is what Zen00 wants you to run to get your system specs :

Software Info for Windows
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09 Apr 2010   #8
stormy13
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Better than SIW, full specs from Dell,

Documentation

AGP and PCI slots only. Main thing is which case is it, is it the mid tower or the slim?

Another very large consideration as to which card to recommend is this,

Quote:
Power
DC power supply:
Wattage
small form-factor computer: 160 W
small desktop computer: 180 W
small mini-tower computer: 250 W
If at best he has the 250W PSU I wouldn't be sticking anything in there that requires a connection to the power supply, which both the 3650 and 4670 linked to do. I have an old GX280 here with the 250W PSU in it and I don't think the 14A on the 12 V rail will be enough.
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09 Apr 2010   #9
xXINSANELOSERXx

Windows XP Professional SP 2
 
 

Well, here are my motherboard specs:

Property Value
Manufacturer Dell Computer Corp.
Model 02X378
Serial Number ..CN1374035F04JD.

North Bridge Intel i845G Revision A1
South Bridge Intel 82801DB (ICH4) Revision A1

CPU Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 3.00GHz
Cpu Socket Socket 478 mPGA

System Slots 4 PCI, 1 AGP

Memory Summary
Maximum Capacity 1024 MBytes
Memory Slots 2
Error Correction None

Warning! Accuracy of DMI data cannot be guaranteed
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09 Apr 2010   #10
stormy13
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Next question is which case and which of the power supplies is in it?
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