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Hi im looking to upgrade my dell dimension 4700 graphics card. I currently am running a radeon x300. the minimum improvement im looking for is 512mb. also wondering if ill need to increase my psu as I think im runnong a 301w. also would i need a new fan as well. thankyou

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  • squall_21m Oct 02, 2010

    yep, already upgraded to 2.5gb, still going to upgrade that. pity if i add another 2gb i cant take it past 3gb though. and Thanks heaps for your assistance.

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Try to look for an ATI Radeon HD 4650. this is a very cheap video card that has 1GB memory. but is descent enough to play Flash Games (Facebook) etc.

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  • squall_21m Oct 02, 2010

    im looking for something that is capable of playing the new final fantasy 14 online. it says 512 is minimum, but reccomends a 768mb MNVIDIA GeForce or GTX460, is the one you suggested better than these??

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  • squall_21m Oct 02, 2010

    Would a Gigabyte ATI Radeon HD5770 Ultra Durable 1GB be compatible??

  • Brian Oct 02, 2010

    yes it is compatible. if you plan on playing FF14. you also need to have at least 2GB Memory (RAM) in your computer.

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Since you want to upgrade your video card to a much powerful one, you can check this out ATI Radeon HD 4670 HD4670 512MB DVI PCIe Video Card.

Doing the upgrade a power supply upgrade is also advisable since new video card like now requires a high power supply, upgrade the power supply to at least 500W and for a additional fan is already recommended to avoid any overheating problem.

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Hi im looking to upgrade my dell dimension 4700 graphics card. I currently am running a radeon x300. the minimum improvement im looking for is 512mb. also wondering if ill need to increase my psu as I...


Since you want to upgrade your video card to a much powerful one, you can check this out ATI Radeon HD 4670 HD4670 512MB DVI PCIe Video Card.

Doing the upgrade a power supply upgrade is also advisable since new video card like now requires a high power supply, upgrade the power supply to at least 500W and for a additional fan is already recommended to avoid any overheating problem.

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