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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hello dhmu5tang71, sorry to give u a bad news that nVidia has decided not to produce Windows 7 compatible drivers for anything below the GeForce 6 Series. u can read it in this page: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windows_7#Hardware_requirements
so, to solve the problem u need a new one VGA Card (if u want to use nVidia product, at least buy GeForce 6 series above)... i'm so sorry to telling u this.
hope this useful, regards..
these cards have not been reviewed as far as i no but they do read well Graphic Processor:
NVIDIA GeForce2 MX
Installed Memory / Technology:
32 MB (SDRAM)
Memory Data Width:
Max. Screen Resolution:
2048 x 1536
GeForce2 MX brings the power of NVIDIA's second-generation graphics processing units (GPU) to desktop PCs and Apple Power Mac computers. The result - the same stunning visual experience PC users expect from NVIDIA GPUs. ??Leveraging the second-generation architecture of the GeForce2 GTS, GeForce2 MX is a robust GPU at mainstream price points. GeForce2 MX uniquely incorporates Digital Vibrance Control (DVC), which makes all images - including 2D, 3D, and video - brighter and crisper, even on digital flat panels, with the flexibility of the TwinView dual-display architecture.
hope this helps you
Display Memory Interface *Supports DDR SDRAM upto 128MBytes memory
*Blazing-fast PCI Bus Interface *32-bit PCI local bus standard Revision 2.2 compliant *True AGP2.0 & AGP3.0 Compliant configuration setting *Hardware auto detect for AGP1.0, AGP2.0 or AGP3.0 mode support
NVIDIA GeForce4 MX440
1024 x 768 (XGA)
1280 x 1024 (SXGA)
1600 x 1200 (UXGA)
2048 x 1536
800 x 600 (SVGA)
2 years limited warranty
Connectivity and Additional Features
Video - 15 pin High-Density D-shell (VGA)
Installed Video Memory
Step one is go to Dell and check the motherboard specifications. Step two is go to pricewatch.com and (among the zillion of cards) select the one you can afford (select based on AGP rate...this sites takes a lot of the search out of the process). Step three (and I forget where it is but you can google for it) there is a site (actually a couple) where you input your equipment, cpu, motherboard, etc.....and it calculates the power supply required.
As for good cards...the less expensive generic cards I have had no problems with...most use the same chip sets....doing a comparison of that can save more than just a couple bucks if looking for a real high end gamers video card. One thing I would suggest though is to balance the cpu and memory...particularly since DDR is cheap. Here are a couple of examples. An old p3 850 htz machine with 256 mb memory is balanced. But that amount of memory on an Xp2800 machine is too little...256 and 128 are needed for balanced performance....meaning neither the cpu is waiting nor the memory is being underutilized (i.e. you get only a "nits" worth of improvement by going to two 512 although one 512 will give you a bit of a boost....say 4-6% improvement in response time. The sellers of PC...particularly bundled....almost always don't put enough memory and always put too much bloatware on the machines....getting rid of the latter (and particularly anything that is active in memory) can give you a boost you may not believe. Ccleaner (free) to fix the registry and Spybot to keep malware from being active plus Hijackthis will allow you to keep your machine at peak....you might want that since you (am guessing) are into either games or some real sophisticated editing.
Hope this helps....whoops...one last thought....these high end video cards do give you some super quick response but....very few games require that (of the total number of games out there) and with bus, cpu and memory speed improvements you might just be better off paying the same amount of money for a mobo bundle...(in fact I think you would be).....but that is your research project....lol.....not mine. Tango