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Old 12-07-2004, 09:21 AM   #1
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What is the most powerful graphics card that will be compatible with my Dell dimension 4550?

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Old 12-07-2004, 12:55 PM   #2
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do you have agp (4x,8x), possibly pci express, what?

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Old 12-08-2004, 04:38 PM   #3
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Yeah, very few of us know the specifications of all Computer Manufacturer's Names
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This should be very close to your PC.

2.67-GHz Pentium 4
System memory
512MB of DDR333 SDRAM
Hard drive (GB)120GB
Monitor size and model- 19-inch Dell M992 CRT
Graphics- 128MB ATI Radeon 9700 TX or Geforce4 420
Case type- Midsize tower
Open external bays, slots- 1 bay, 2 slots
1X AGP 8X slot
4X PCI slots

The trouble with Dell (most models) is their powersupply. Here is your problem also... You have only a 250Watt Powersupply!!! That means the cards you can run are not very new at all. I would go with an ATi 9800Pro or 9800XT only because ATi cards require a lesser powersupply, and since Dell is dumb and out to make alot of money, they put on a special MOBO that uses a "special" PS input plug socket with a very unique shape. You can only buy a new DELL powersupply, which will cost you about 200% more then buying elsewhere.... Sorry to say, but here is a link to a graphics card you may want to consider.

This is a 9800Pro, for about $260 dollars. Problem again is Powersupply, being that ATi recommends a 300Watt + PS!

Ok, so now that you are stuck lets try something else. Try a 9600XT will serve you fairly well, and only requires a 200Watt minimum
Try this one, or get a new powersupply, or a new PC...

For a good PC, i recommend www.cyberpowersystem.com
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