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Graphics Card/Motherboard Question

#1
Hey All, i currently own a Dell Vostro 410 desktop and was wondering if my motherboard supports SLI?
Board: Dell Inc. 0J584C A00
If it is not SLI compatible, is there anyway of making it SLI without changing the motherboard.
If the answer is no to the above... then do you suggest i overclock my 512 mb Nvidia 8800GT or just buy a new graphics card with double the memory... the real problem is that i want to enjoy playing high intensive games at 1680x1050 but at the same time not get graphics lag.
Lastly, any suggestions of good graphics card with the budget of £1-£90
 

My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Vostro 410
    CPU
    Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad CPU Q9450 @ 2.66GHz (4 CPUs), ~2.7
    Memory
    4GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GT
    Sound Card
    Creative X-Fi Xtreme Music
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Dell E228WFP
    Screen Resolution
    1680 x 1050 = 22"
    Hard Drives
    640GB
    Internet Speed
    20mb Cable

Everlong

To xor or not to xor
Vista Guru
#2
I don't think it is SLI compatible, and the only way to change that is to upgrade the motherboard.

If you can stretch to an extra £10 or so, (£15 including postage on scan.co.uk), then I'd recommend this card GS-250X-YDFC - 512MB XFX GTS 250, PCI-E 2.0 (x16), Mem 256Bit 2200 MHz, GDDR3, GPU 738 MHz, HDTV/DVI, Retail - Scan.co.uk. Or you could get something like an ATI Radeon 4850 as well Computer Hardware - All - GPU - ATI - Scan.co.uk, but again you'd need to stretch your budget a bit more.

The only card you could upgrade to in that price range is a 9800GT or something, but that won't really give you a noticable difference over your 8800GT.
 

My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Custom Built
    CPU
    Intel Core 2 Quad Q9550
    Motherboard
    XFX MB-750I-72P9 NF750i
    Memory
    4096MB Corsair XMS2 PC-5400
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS Nvidia Geforce GTX470
    Sound Card
    ASUS Xonar DX
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Dell 24" S2409W & Dell 20" E207WFP
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080 & 1680x1050
    Hard Drives
    750GB Western Digital Caviar Black & 500GB Samsung
    PSU
    750 watt Thermaltake Toughpower
    Case
    Coolermaster Dominator 690 Nvidia Edition
    Cooling
    Zalman CNPS9700-NT Cooler, 6x 120mm Chassis Fans
    Mouse
    Logitech G5 Laser Mouse (2007 edition)
    Keyboard
    Logitech G11 Keyboard
    Internet Speed
    100Mbps
    Other Info
    abit airpace 54mbps wireless PCI-E x1 card
#3
Thanks for the quick reply and the very helpful feedback. In you opinion which card do you suggest i get. One other question instead of buying a new card, do you recommeand that i overclock my Graphics card?
 

My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Vostro 410
    CPU
    Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad CPU Q9450 @ 2.66GHz (4 CPUs), ~2.7
    Memory
    4GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GT
    Sound Card
    Creative X-Fi Xtreme Music
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Dell E228WFP
    Screen Resolution
    1680 x 1050 = 22"
    Hard Drives
    640GB
    Internet Speed
    20mb Cable

mattinahat

m@thue
Power User
#4
Overclocking graphics cards has, at best, minimal effects. It is mostly used for benchmarking and E-penis.

A used to have an 8800GT and it was great, it overclocked well, but the real-life performance increases were very, very minimal.
 

My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Custom Build
    CPU
    E6750 @ 3.6GHz
    Motherboard
    Gigabyte P35 DS3
    Memory
    4GB 8500C5D
    Graphics Card(s)
    POV GTX285
    Sound Card
    Onboard
    Monitor(s) Displays
    19" Widescreen LG
    Screen Resolution
    1400x900
    Hard Drives
    2 x WD 500G
    PSU
    Coolermaster Silent Pro 700M
    Case
    Antec 900
    Cooling
    Tuniq Tower 120 LFB
    Mouse
    Logitech MX400
    Keyboard
    Logitech EX110
    Other Info
    Graphics Driver - 190.38