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Old 01-27-2013, 03:30 AM   #1
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hello ive got a 2002 dell optiplex Pentium 4 at 3.2ghz, 2 gb RAM, and an Nvidia GeForce 6200 TurboCache GP. Everything works fine, but my GPU only has 64mb of memory. I want to know how good my GPU is. Can anyone help?
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Old 01-27-2013, 04:01 AM   #2
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hello ive got a 2002 dell optiplex Pentium 4 at 3.2ghz, 2 gb RAM, and an Nvidia GeForce 6200 TurboCache GP. Everything works fine, but my GPU only has 64mb of memory. I want to know how good my GPU is. Can anyone help?
Is this your main computer? It's better if your GPU has a dedicated configuration because it makes your system faster. By today's standards, it's not a great graphics card either. Depending on what kind of cards your board supports, you can get a decent upgrade, I'd say about 256-512MB the maximum? Maybe only 128MB, I'm tired and don't feel like looking things up. You most likely don't have a PCIe slot (Of any kind) so you can't go up to anything that's high-end. You also can't get a full-sized card unless you have the tower model of that Dell Optiplex. You'd have to get a smaller card.
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Old 01-27-2013, 11:49 AM   #3
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Yes this is my main PC. IDk what dedicated configuration is, could you tell me? I looked up my GPU and even though its just a 64mb, it can support up to 256mb, so thats pretty awesome. My PC supports PCI-E GPU cards, and it is the tower model. THis PC is badass (for how old it is) except for the GPU, which i wanted to upgrade to this one here: MSI ATI Radeon HD6450 1GB DDR3 Low Profile PCI-Express Video Card - Walmart.com Is it worht it, or should i get something better? My budget is 100 dollars.
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Old 01-27-2013, 12:23 PM   #4
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this is my main PC, it is a tower, it has a PCI-E GPU slot.

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i use it maily for gaming, and it runs nearly everything up to civilization 4, farcry, and minecraft (which is a surprisingly demanding game). I want to play Fallout 3, Skyrim, Black ops, and Battlefield, but idk if it will run the games
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You're gaming on an 11 year old machine?

I think you're long overdue for an upgrade.
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I understand that I need a new computer, and I had one up until last week when it crashed, and was irrepairable. I got this machine, and over 200 dollars of parts for free. I got 3 other gpus, 6 other RAM cards, 3 spare motherboards, and 5 other CPU's. But I don't have the money for a new system so ill have to make do. The age isn't whats important anyways, its the hardware, am I right? All the other GPU's are not PCI-E so they are useless to me. Could you give me suggestions for a good PCI-E GPU under 100 dollars?
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An 11 year old machine will not have a PIC-e slot so you will not be able to use an PCI-e GPU. If you're lucky, the board may have an AGP slot. If not, you'll need a regular PCI GPU.

What is the model number of the computer?
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well i know what my rig has on it, and its a PCI-E. You want proof? Here is a summary of my computer thanks to Everest Home.

Summary






Computer:


Operating System Windows 7 Ultimate Media Center Edition


OS Service Pack Service Pack 1


DirectX 4.09.00.0904 (DirectX 9.0c)


Computer Name XXX-PC


User Name xxx


Motherboard:


CPU Type Intel Pentium 4, 3200 MHz


Motherboard Name Dell OptiPlex GX620


Motherboard Chipset Unknown


System Memory 2048 MB


BIOS Type Phoenix (02/20/06)


Communication Port Communications Port (COM1)


Communication Port ECP Printer Port (LPT1)


Display:


Video Adapter GeForce 6200 TurboCache(TM)


Video Adapter GeForce 6200 TurboCache(TM)


Monitor Generic PnP Monitor [NoDB] (200116843009)


Multimedia:


Audio Adapter Speakers (SoundMAX Integrated D


Storage:


IDE Controller Intel(R) 82801G (ICH7 Family) Ultra ATA Storage Controllers - 27DF


IDE Controller Intel(R) 82801GB/GR/GH (ICH7 Family) Serial ATA Storage Controller - 27C0


SCSI/RAID Controller AORE9IHQ IDE Controller


SCSI/RAID Controller MagicISO SCSI Host Controller


Disk Drive WDC WD2500JS-75NCB3 ATA Device


Disk Drive General USB SD Drive USB Device


Optical Drive ATAPI DVD A DH22A9P ATA Device


Optical Drive MagicISO Virtual DVD-ROM0000


Optical Drive OHCPE WLEF89UNKXYJ SCSI CdRom Device


SMART Hard Disks Status Unknown


Partitions:


C: (NTFS) 238409 MB (143532 MB free)


Input:


Keyboard HID Keyboard Device


Mouse HID-compliant mouse


Network:


Network Adapter Broadcom NetXtreme 57xx Gigabit Controller (192.168.0.13)


Peripherals:


Printer Fax


Printer Microsoft XPS Document Writer


USB1 Controller Intel(R) 82801G (ICH7 Family) USB Universal Host Controller - 27C8 [NoDB]


USB1 Controller Intel(R) 82801G (ICH7 Family) USB Universal Host Controller - 27C9 [NoDB]


USB1 Controller Intel(R) 82801G (ICH7 Family) USB Universal Host Controller - 27CA [NoDB]


USB1 Controller Intel(R) 82801G (ICH7 Family) USB Universal Host Controller - 27CB [NoDB]


USB2 Controller Intel(R) 82801G (ICH7 Family) USB2 Enhanced Host Controller - 27CC [NoDB]


USB Device USB Composite Device


USB Device USB Input Device


USB Device USB Input Device


USB Device USB Input Device


USB Device USB Mass Storage Device

DMI





[ BIOS ]


BIOS Properties:


Vendor Dell Inc.


Version A06


Release Date 02/20/2006


Size 512 KB


Boot Devices Floppy Disk, Hard Disk, CD-ROM, LS-120


Capabilities Flash BIOS, Shadow BIOS, Selectable Boot, EDD, BBS


Supported Standards DMI, APM, ACPI, PnP


Expansion Capabilities PCI, USB

[ System ]


System Properties:


Manufacturer Dell Inc.


Product OptiPlex GX620


Serial Number H8S7S91


Universal Unique ID 44454C4C-38001053-8037C8C0-4F533931


Wake-Up Type Power Switch

[ Motherboard ]


Motherboard Properties:


Manufacturer Dell Inc.


Product 0HH807


Serial Number ..CN1374062F00T2.

[ Chassis ]


Chassis Properties:


Manufacturer Dell Inc.


Serial Number H8S7S91


Chassis Type Mini Tower

[ Processors / Processor #1 ]


Processor Properties:


Manufacturer Intel


External Clock 800 MHz


Maximum Clock 4000 MHz


Current Clock 3200 MHz


Type Central Processor


Voltage 1.8 V


Status Enabled


Upgrade ZIF


Socket Designation Microprocessor

[ Caches / Cache #1 ]


Cache Properties:


Type Internal


Status Enabled


Operational Mode Write-Back


Maximum Size 16 KB


Installed Size 16 KB


Error Correction None

[ Caches / Cache #2 ]


Cache Properties:


Type Internal


Status Enabled


Operational Mode Varies with Memory Address


Maximum Size 2048 KB


Installed Size 2048 KB


Error Correction Single-bit ECC

[ Memory Devices / DIMM_1 ]


Memory Device Properties:


Form Factor DIMM


Type Detail Synchronous


Size 512 MB


Speed 533 MHz


Total Width 64-bit


Data Width 64-bit


Device Locator DIMM_1


Manufacturer 7F7F7F0B00000000


Serial Number 0F74F417


Part Number NT512T64U88B0BY-3C

[ Memory Devices / DIMM_3 ]


Memory Device Properties:


Form Factor DIMM


Type Detail Synchronous


Size 512 MB


Speed 533 MHz


Total Width 64-bit


Data Width 64-bit


Device Locator DIMM_3


Manufacturer 7F7F7FA700000000


Serial Number 00000000


Part Number CL5-5-5DDR2-667

[ Memory Devices / DIMM_2 ]


Memory Device Properties:


Form Factor DIMM


Type Detail Synchronous


Size 512 MB


Speed 533 MHz


Total Width 64-bit


Data Width 64-bit


Device Locator DIMM_2


Manufacturer CE00000000000000


Serial Number F8072AB7


Part Number M3 78T6553CZ3-CD5

[ Memory Devices / DIMM_4 ]


Memory Device Properties:


Form Factor DIMM


Type Detail Synchronous


Size 512 MB


Speed 533 MHz


Total Width 64-bit


Data Width 64-bit


Device Locator DIMM_4


Manufacturer 7F7F7F7F7F510000


Serial Number 08083811


Part Number 64T64000HU3.7A

[ System Slots / PEG ]


System Slot Properties:


Slot Designation PEG


Type PCI-E x1


Usage In Use


Length Long

[ System Slots / SLOT2 ]


System Slot Properties:


Slot Designation SLOT2


Type PCI


Usage Empty


Data Bus Width 32-bit


Length Long

[ System Slots / SLOT3 ]


System Slot Properties:


Slot Designation SLOT3


Type PCI


Usage Empty


Data Bus Width 32-bit


Length Long

[ System Slots / SLOT4 ]


System Slot Properties:


Slot Designation SLOT4


Type PCI-E x1


Usage In Use


Length Long

[ Port Connectors / PARALLEL ]


Port Connector Properties:


Port Type Parallel Port PS/2


Internal Reference Designator PARALLEL


Internal Connector Type None


External Connector Type DB-25 pin female

[ Port Connectors / SERIAL1 ]


Port Connector Properties:


Port Type Serial Port 16550A Compatible


Internal Reference Designator SERIAL1


Internal Connector Type None


External Connector Type DB-9 pin male

[ Port Connectors / USB1 ]


Port Connector Properties:


Port Type USB


Internal Reference Designator USB1


Internal Connector Type None


External Connector Type USB

[ Port Connectors / USB2 ]


Port Connector Properties:


Port Type USB


Internal Reference Designator USB2


Internal Connector Type None


External Connector Type USB

[ Port Connectors / USB3 ]


Port Connector Properties:


Port Type USB


Internal Reference Designator USB3


Internal Connector Type None


External Connector Type USB

[ Port Connectors / USB4 ]


Port Connector Properties:


Port Type USB


Internal Reference Designator USB4


Internal Connector Type None


External Connector Type USB

[ Port Connectors / USB5 ]


Port Connector Properties:


Port Type USB


Internal Reference Designator USB5


Internal Connector Type None


External Connector Type USB

[ Port Connectors / USB6 ]


Port Connector Properties:


Port Type USB


Internal Reference Designator USB6


Internal Connector Type None


External Connector Type USB

[ Port Connectors / USB7 ]


Port Connector Properties:


Port Type USB


Internal Reference Designator USB7


Internal Connector Type None


External Connector Type USB

[ Port Connectors / USB8 ]


Port Connector Properties:


Port Type USB


Internal Reference Designator USB8


Internal Connector Type None


External Connector Type USB

[ Port Connectors / ENET ]


Port Connector Properties:


Port Type Network Port


Internal Reference Designator ENET


Internal Connector Type None


External Connector Type RJ-45

[ Port Connectors / MIC ]


Port Connector Properties:


Port Type Audio Port


Internal Reference Designator MIC


Internal Connector Type None


External Connector Type Mini-jack (headphones)

[ Port Connectors / LINE-OUT ]


Port Connector Properties:


Port Type Audio Port


Internal Reference Designator LINE-OUT


Internal Connector Type None


External Connector Type Mini-jack (headphones)

[ Port Connectors / LINE-IN ]


Port Connector Properties:


Port Type Audio Port


Internal Reference Designator LINE-IN


Internal Connector Type None


External Connector Type Mini-jack (headphones)

[ Port Connectors / HP-OUT ]


Port Connector Properties:


Port Type Audio Port


Internal Reference Designator HP-OUT


Internal Connector Type None


External Connector Type Mini-jack (headphones)

[ Port Connectors / MONITOR ]


Port Connector Properties:


Port Type Video Port


Internal Reference Designator MONITOR


Internal Connector Type None


External Connector Type DB-15 pin female

[ On-Board Devices / AC'97 Audio Controller ]


On-Board Device Properties:


Description AC'97 Audio Controller


Type Video
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Old 01-27-2013, 02:08 PM   #9
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These are my ports that are open and in use. the ones in use are the same port, and its a PCI-E.


[ System Slots / PEG ]


System Slot Properties:


Slot Designation PEG


Type PCI-E x1


Usage In Use


Length Long

[ System Slots / SLOT2 ]


System Slot Properties:


Slot Designation SLOT2


Type PCI


Usage Empty


Data Bus Width 32-bit


Length Long

[ System Slots / SLOT3 ]


System Slot Properties:


Slot Designation SLOT3


Type PCI


Usage Empty


Data Bus Width 32-bit


Length Long

[ System Slots / SLOT4 ]


System Slot Properties:


Slot Designation SLOT4


Type PCI-E x1


Usage In Use


Length Long

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The PCI ports are where im going to install my sound card.

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it is a Dell optiplex gx620 by the way
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Old 01-27-2013, 02:34 PM   #10
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Ok, I looked it up. While it is an old machine, it is not from 2002.

What are you looking to do with a new GPU?
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