View Full Version : Help DELL 8200 Failed GeForce4600ti Upgrade?

10-07-06, 04:44 AM

My GeForce4600ti cardfailed yesterday. Have a DELL 8200/P4/2.5MHz/PC533 system with 768MB RAM and a 4X AGP slot. It is used for database/photoediting/office and occassional game play.

What are the critical factors when chosing a replacement card so that it will function in this system. Not looking to set the world on fire but I do need it to work with the motherboard etc!

Whatare other DELL 8200 users running?

Dell tech support in the UK (India really) just said that they could not help.



10-07-06, 08:10 AM
you can get a AGP x800xtpe or 6800gt, or ultra (these will all be used cards and should be priced around $150). You can get comparable performance of the cards I just mentioned with a AGP 7600 gt which will probably run at $200 or a bit better performance with a AGP 7800gs which is $350. Also all these cards are 3 to 4 times faster then the gf4 ti 4600 :)

10-07-06, 01:10 PM
Thanks for the suggestions Razor1.

Will these cards all work with the DELL 8200 motherboard? What potential problems might arise using a faster card?



10-08-06, 05:54 PM
Will these cards all work with the DELL 8200 motherboard? What potential problems might arise using a faster card?

you might actually enjoy playing games on that machine ;)

10-08-06, 06:57 PM
u could get a new 6600gt for $100, and evga has ones with lifetime warranties

10-08-06, 07:10 PM
8x? Dell is lying :p

10-09-06, 03:57 PM
Went out tday and bought a Inno3D 7300GT AGp card 256 DDR2 which is now installed. Seemed such a good buy and probably more than good enough for this machine?

Unfortunately I still have a BSOD with a STOP 0x24 error which was evident when the 4600ti card was installed. I think this is something to do with NTFS errors but cannot boot to run chkdsk. I cannot launch windows XP setup or the recovery console - both sit there waiting for a response from the hard drive.

Microsoft tried to help but concluded that I have a hardware issue and bugged out.

Am currently running Dell diagnostics to uncover any hardware issues.

Anyone want to share any knowledeg/expereience on this one so I can get to play with the new card?



12-10-06, 02:03 AM
The bios is set to 8x, change it to 4x AGP and 64mb ram, the OS will then change things correctly.

I have the same card and machine, both work great together.