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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

I want to install a NVIDIA GeForce FX5700LE 256MB AGP 8x Video Card w/TV & DVI. Will my system be able to handle this new card? I think I will have to up grade my PSU. But besides that will it fit with my current system?

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Re: New graphic card

Ya go for it it will may lower card specks if u have any limitations but your ok agp 8x 4x slot

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