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Replacement Video Card - Dell 8200 w/ NV25

Looking to use an AGP based replacement Video Card in a 6 year old Dell Dimension 8200.

Old Card (DELL P/N 4N458) had fan fail, overheated, and now delivers "stripes" on the Flat Screen Display. Original Dell detail is below. Upgraded to 1.125G Memory versus original 256M. Tower has a 25W Power Supply, but plenty of empty bays (One DVD-ROM, One Floppy). Flat Screen has it's own, external Power Supply.

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a) Can I replace the "NV 25" with the BFG - GE Force 7300 GT.
BFG - GeForce 7300 GT Graphics Card Model: BFGR73512GT | SKU: 8367279 b) Is the 25 W Power Supply sufficient? c) Is there a "better" card to choose, or a list of alternatives? Bob Agresta DELL DIMENSION 8200 -
1T751 ASSEMBLY..., CARD (CIRCUIT)..., PLANAR (MOTHERBOARD)..., 850E, TRANSFORMER SKY DIVE MINITOWER..., DIMENSION... 9K795 PROCESSOR..., 80532, 2.0G, 512K, 400FSB, SOCKET N... RAMBUS INLINE MEMORY, 1.128G, 400M, 4C, 40

181UR CARD (CIRCUIT)..., MULTI-MEDIA..., AUDIO..., CRTV-4780, FRONT AUDIO JACK... 8F217 MODEM..., V.92, INTERNAL..., DATA/FAX/VOICE..., SOFT, Z, DIMENSION... . 4N458 CARD (CIRCUIT)..., GRAPHICS..., 128MB, NV25, DIMENSION... 2D067 FLOPPY DRIVE..., 1.44M, 3.5" FORM FACTOR..., 3MD, NO BEZEL..., SONY..., CHASSIS 2001..., W3 9P516 HARD DRIVE..., 40G, I, HALF HEIGHT..., 7.2K, 40G/P, SEAGATE SNOWMASS

32DVX DISPLAY..., FLAT..., D-INTFC, 15, DUAL..., 1503, MIDNIGHT GRAY..., DRIVE ARRAY

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  • BobDellville Jun 01, 2008

    Sticking with XP for now . will wait til I get a new duo processor before moving to Vista.



    New card went in and was installewd in 15 minutes. Spent more time reading the instructions than the actual replacement required in total time.



    Thanks for the help.

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I have a couple of graphics cards that will do the trick. Email me back and I will help you out.

Posted on May 31, 2008

  • Gordon  Knowlton
    Gordon Knowlton May 31, 2008

    I want to add that you dont state what your actual processor is. You also need to find of if your motherbaord supports agp 8x which I am sure it does, but older motherbaords are 4x agp. 8x cards are backwards compatable.



    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductLis...



    Above is a list on newegg of all agp graphics cards that will work in your system. Since you have a gig of memory I think you are doing alright. You can even get a x2600 series card that will work with the current dx10...the only thing with that is you need to be able to run vista to use dx10.

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