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Want to install new graphics card

I have a Dell Dimension 4550 and here are the specs:

Architecture: DDR SDRAM
Memory connectors: two
Memory Capacities: 128-,256-, and 512-MB non-ECC DDR SDRAM
Minimum memory: 128MB
Maximum memory: 1GB
Memory Type DDR 333 (non-ECC)
BIOS address: F8000h

It has an AGP Slot but I am not sure if it a 2.0 or higher

the graphics card I want to install is a PNY Verto GeForce 6200 AGP - graphics adapter - GF 6200 - 256 MB
I know that I will need to upgrade my power source, but will my mother board support this new card? And if not is there a good card out there that can support a monitor of 1680x1050? Please help and if you need more information let me know so I can post it. Thanks

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Use ati x850 pro

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