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Best agp video card for Dell Dimension 8200?

by eboehm / October 25, 2008 7:47 AM PDT

I have a Dell Dimension 8200 with a burnt up amd ati radeon 9700 pro video card I'd like to upgrade. Does anyone know of a newer top rated video agp video card that would work in this system? I have a agp slot that can only run agp 4x at 1.5v, power supply is 250w but ran the radeon 9700 fine which suggests a 300w ps. Does anyone have this system running a card they are satisfied with that could run games such as the Call of Duty variety? Thanks to all.

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Thanks bob
by eboehm / October 26, 2008 12:08 AM PDT
In reply to: Maybe

The only issue I'm worried about with these cards is the limitation I have with the 4x agp. Most of the newer ones don't support the 4x, just 8x agp.

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Just so you know.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / October 26, 2008 12:15 AM PDT
In reply to: Thanks bob

8x cards fall back to lower speeds because if they didn't the market for an 8x card would be non-existant. I'm unsure why few understand this.

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tried a 8x/4x card
by eboehm / October 26, 2008 2:15 AM PDT
In reply to: Just so you know.

I had bought a visiontek x1300 8x agp card which stated it is 8x/4x agp and would not pass video on my 1.5v 4x bus according to visiontek tech support(after the fact). They were right. It does not work with my 4x agp 1.5v bus. They state "The X1050 256 AGP card is the only X series card that is backwards compatible that will work in your system". So not all 8x cards will work in a 4x slot. This is why I am looking for someone with a dimension 8200 system that has a later video card than a ati radeon 9700 that has it working in their system. Thanks in advance.

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Which is the exact opposite to my trials.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / October 26, 2008 2:47 AM PDT
In reply to: tried a 8x/4x card

After some hundreds of cards, I usually find something else amiss such as an old power supply or some expected DXDIAG to pass all tests (that's a rare one!)

Good luck in your search but something's very wrong here.

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