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Bandolier
10-07-06, 05:44 AM
Hi

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.

Cheers

Martyn

Razor1
10-07-06, 09:10 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 :)

Bandolier
10-07-06, 02:10 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?

Cheers

Bandolier

LBJM
10-08-06, 06:54 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 ;)

grimreefer
10-08-06, 07:57 PM
u could get a new 6600gt for $100, and evga has ones with lifetime warranties

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

Bandolier
10-09-06, 04:57 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?

Cheers

Bandolier

tcomputerchip
12-10-06, 03:03 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.