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Best NVIDIA card for my DELL GX270

alishan

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#1
Hey Guys!
I recently purchased a REFURBISHED DELL GX270 which has 3 GHZ processor and 1 GB of RAM from local market here in PAKISTAN.It came pre-installed with WIN-XP but I want to upgrade to WINDOWS VISTA and want to add some 3d card which will enable WINDOWS-AERO graphics on desktop.
You can view my computer specs at Documentation
Can u please some NVIDIA GEFORCE card which will atleast enable windows aero.
I think I should go for

GeForce AGP FX5500 256MB (128-BITS)

GeForce AGP FX5500 128MB (128-BITS)

GeForce AGP FX5200 128MB (64-BITS)

CAN U PLEASE TELL ME WHAT CARD should I purchase and that what is AGP or PCI.

By reading my pc specs, can u tell me its AGP or PCI compliant but I think its AGP compliant.

I SHALL BE THANKFUL FOR ANY HELP U MAY OFFER.
 

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xguntherc

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Well, if your model is the desktop model, then yes. if it's the small mini computer sytle. then you''ll have a hard time getting something to fit.. Maybe look at something like this. I know the best card you could get would probably be the AGP Sapphire 3850.. it can run Crysis, no other AGP card can as good as it. not sure if that matters, but it's probs one of the best cards thats not a PCI-E card.

Look here.
Newegg.com - AGP 4X/8X, Desktop Graphics / Video Cards, Video Cards & Video Devices, Computer Hardware
 

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I had an ATI x1650 Pro 512 MB card that worked really really well with Vista, and played games like NFS:MW Black Edition with no issue.

Processor was a P4 3.2 GHz HT Prescott, and I had 1 GB of RAM, that I later upgraded to 3 GB.
 

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I think my idea works.. AGP 4/8 correct?
 

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    Q9650 E0 4.0 GHz @1.304v
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    eVGA 750i FTW
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    2x2GB Corsair Dominator PC2-8500C5D
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    eVGA/MSI GTX 260 SLI
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    X-Fi XtremeGamer
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    Samsung T240 & 226BW
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    1920x1200 & 1680x1050
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    Seagate Cuda 500GB 32mb Cache SATA 7200.(11) + 500GB Seagate Cuda External eSATA, USB, FW400
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    PC P&C 750w Silencer PSU
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    CoolerMaster HAF 932 (Water-Cooled)
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    Plenty of Fans, and a few 230mm Fans
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    Logitech G11
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    ASUS 20x Optical, Bose Companion 3, ATH-AD500 Cans :), Patriot Xporter 16GB Flash Drive (Very Fast), & Sandisk Micro 8GB.

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alishan

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Yap I hope so dude but I am concerned by some one,s comment on nvidia forum that I should also buy DELL POWER SUPPLY which might not be available in local market.
Let me talk to my computer hardware store.
 

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skunksmash

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Ummm, actually, *mine* *did* require an external power source....

Welcome to Visiontek: Unbelievably Real Graphics

System requirements: 350W PSU....

I burned up my 250W testing it (just had to try) and then bought an XPower 500 that bit the dust so I then got a MadDog Multimedia 500W Modular PSU that I still have in the case with the card. Works perfectly (albeit a bit slowly) on Vista.
 

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    eVGA GTX 970 + eVGA GTX 560 Ti 448 Core Calssified (PhysX)
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    Realtek HD Audio (onboard)
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    2 * Lenovo LT2323pwA
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[FONT=arial, helvetica]System Requirements: PC with one 8X/4X AGP graphics slot available on the motherboard. 350-Watt power supply or greater (assumes fully loaded system). 512MB of system memory. Installation software requires CD-ROM drive. DVD playback requires DVD drive and decoder software (not included).

yes it does require a 350w min but my point was it only requires that through the PCI bus ....there is no PSU connection on this card
:)
[/FONT]
 

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    Q9450 @ 3.6ghz
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    P5K PREMIUM
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    8GB 1066mhz buffalo firestix
    Graphics Card(s)
    HD 5970
    Monitor(s) Displays
    20'' syncmaster
    Screen Resolution
    1680x1050
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    160GB 7200RPM SEAGATE BARRACUDA IDE
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Fumz

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... I want to upgrade to WINDOWS VISTA and want to add some 3d card which will enable WINDOWS-AERO graphics on desktop... Can u please some NVIDIA GEFORCE card which will atleast enable windows aero...
I SHALL BE THANKFUL FOR ANY HELP U MAY OFFER.
How much did you want to spend?
 

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    eVGA 8800 GTS
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#12
According to these guys that's only $40.15: Calculator for Pakistan Rupee (PKR) Currency Exchange Rate Conversion

Do I have that right?

The cards you picked all fall within that price range, and if your only concern is enabling Aero, then they will work just fine; however, if you could scrape up just a few dollars more (~$20.00), then this Raedon would be your best option: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814161052

You can probably find one cheaper in your neck of the woods, so don't get immediately discouraged by newegg's pricing.
 

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    E8400
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    DFI LP DK P35-T2RS
    Memory
    4GB G.Skill PC-1066
    Graphics Card(s)
    eVGA 8800 GTS
    Sound Card
    X-Fi XtremeGamer
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Samsung 226BW
    Screen Resolution
    1680x1050
    Hard Drives
    500GB W.D. RE2 Primary
    1TB W.D. Caviar GP WD10EACS
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    PC Power & Cooling Silencer 610
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    Lian Li Lancool K62
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    Thermalright Ultima-90/S-Flex 120mm
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    Logitech G5
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    MS Natural Elite 4000 Ergonomic
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    D-Link DGL 4500

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[FONT=arial, helvetica]System Requirements: PC with one 8X/4X AGP graphics slot available on the motherboard. 350-Watt power supply or greater (assumes fully loaded system). 512MB of system memory. Installation software requires CD-ROM drive. DVD playback requires DVD drive and decoder software (not included).

yes it does require a 350w min but my point was it only requires that through the PCI bus ....there is no PSU connection on this card
:)
[/FONT]
OK, then attached is a pic of my VisionTek x1650 Pro card right out of my old box.

DSC00595_640.jpg

DSC00596_640.jpg
 

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  • Manufacturer/Model
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    Intel Core i7 965 EE @ 3.6 GHz
    Motherboard
    eVGA X58 Classified3
    Memory
    3 * 4GB Mushkin Enhanced Redline CL7 DDR3 1600 MHz (PC3-12800)
    Graphics Card(s)
    eVGA GTX 970 + eVGA GTX 560 Ti 448 Core Calssified (PhysX)
    Sound Card
    Realtek HD Audio (onboard)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    2 * Lenovo LT2323pwA
    Screen Resolution
    2 * 1920 x 1080
    Hard Drives
    SanDisk Ultra SDSSDHII-960G-G25 960 GB SATA III SSD (System)
    Crucial MX100 CT256MX100SSD1 256GB SATA III SSD (User Tree)
    2 * Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST31000528AS 1TB 7200 RPM SATA II
    Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST1500DL001 1.5 TB SATA II
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    ThermalTake BlackWidow 850W
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    ThermalTake Level 10 GT
    Cooling
    Corsair H100 (CPU) + Air (2 * 210 mm + 3 * 120mm fans)
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master
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    Logitech G15 (gen 2)
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    180 Mbit down / 15 Mbit up
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hey dude thanx for advice but following r some of the gpus available in the local market
GALAXY... Pakistan's Leading Computer Store... Price Watch and click on
Gaming Cards and u will see all the cards available in my country but I need the one which is compatible
Look under the AGP menu and you'll find cards that work for you. Here they are:
Inno GeForce AGP FX7300GT 256MB (128-BITS)
Inno GeForce AGP FX5500 256MB (128-BITS)
XFX GeForce AGP FX5200 128MB (128-BITS)
HIS ATI AGP X1600 PRO ICEQ 512MB (128-BITS) DDRII
 

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System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Fumz' Flux-Capacitor
    CPU
    E8400
    Motherboard
    DFI LP DK P35-T2RS
    Memory
    4GB G.Skill PC-1066
    Graphics Card(s)
    eVGA 8800 GTS
    Sound Card
    X-Fi XtremeGamer
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Samsung 226BW
    Screen Resolution
    1680x1050
    Hard Drives
    500GB W.D. RE2 Primary
    1TB W.D. Caviar GP WD10EACS
    PSU
    PC Power & Cooling Silencer 610
    Case
    Lian Li Lancool K62
    Cooling
    Thermalright Ultima-90/S-Flex 120mm
    Mouse
    Logitech G5
    Keyboard
    MS Natural Elite 4000 Ergonomic
    Internet Speed
    2.5MB/430
    Other Info
    D-Link DGL 4500

skunksmash

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Hi alishan

are you saying you want to fit DDR2 RAM in a DDR slot...?
DDR is a 184pin DIMM....
DDR2 is a 240pin DIMM...

sorry :)

that's a PCI-E card ...if your board has one of those then you should have no problem.

but its unlikely considering you listed AGP cards in the OP there are very few boards if any which sport an AGP slot & a PCI-E slot
 

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System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    ME.....
    CPU
    Q9450 @ 3.6ghz
    Motherboard
    P5K PREMIUM
    Memory
    8GB 1066mhz buffalo firestix
    Graphics Card(s)
    HD 5970
    Monitor(s) Displays
    20'' syncmaster
    Screen Resolution
    1680x1050
    Hard Drives
    160GB 7200RPM SEAGATE BARRACUDA IDE
    160GB 7200RPM SEAGATE BARRACUDA SATA 2
    PSU
    XCILIO 850w
    Case
    unknown ATX
    Cooling
    Arctic cooler pro 775
    Mouse
    logitech cordless optical
    Keyboard
    logitech EX110
    Internet Speed
    2mb

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