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I NEED SOME GRAPHICS CARD HELP :(

by mrmean1000 / January 4, 2007 3:17 PM PST

hi all
i just got the dell 3007wp monitor which requires dvi-d .my system is a p4 3.0 on an asus p4p800 deluxe with 2 gigs ram and a nvida 6600gt 256mb.i cannot change the resolution and im having problems with my games.i have been looking around online to upgrade my video card and found the ATI Radeon X1600 Pro 512MB agp.i like the price and can get for like $140 .it has agp which i need and it has dvi-d however its not listed on the dell site with compatable video cards. http://www1.euro.dell.com/content/topics/topic.aspx/emea/topics/products/monitors/fp?c=ed&l=en&s=bsd....is this card compatable to get full functionality of the monitor and is it compatable with my motherboard?if you have any suggestions i would appreciate it Happy

i am depressed they cancelled the OC Sad

heres link to auction i am looking at for the ati card

http://cgi.ebay.com/New-ATI-Radeon-X1600-PRO-512MB-AGP-X1600pro-Video-Card_W0QQitemZ330069720000QQihZ014QQcategoryZ40158QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

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I NEED SOME GRAPHICS CARD HELP :(
by jaconnah / January 4, 2007 9:36 PM PST

by memory all motherboards that ran the pentium 4 Reguire graphic cards made for a PCI slot not an older AGP, try the ATI Radeon X1300 Pro super with 512 mb ram, also make sure you marry the type of memory on the card to what ur system is (ie DDR2)

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I NEED SOME GRAPHICS CARD HELP :(
by jaconnah / January 4, 2007 9:51 PM PST

sorry one other thing -had a look at ur card ur bidding for -remember its made by SAPPHIRE with ATI chips, sometimes other firms while having the ATI chipsets will be different in otherways, ie --You can get an ATI radeon1300 pro from ATI them selves and you can only get it in 256mb/PCI---.PALIT do the same card using the same drivers and the same ATI chips(under patent to ATI obviously) except its 512mb and is compatible wit both PCI/and AGP8x motherboards-and it works fine wit all new updates from ATI (these other brands make to ATI s expectations so dont worry about quality or ATI would nt have ther name on the box, the main chips are manufactured by ATI), just remember though when u change ur graph card make sure u also update ur chipset drivers on the motherboard, its not just a matter of putin the card in and installin its drivers. You should get them from ATI site if you dont get em wit ur card-good luck

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hmmm
by mrmean1000 / January 4, 2007 10:22 PM PST

hehe no one replied and when i get somthing in my head i cant resist buying stuff so i boguht one i bought the ati model tho.i hope it works hehe if not ill resell on ebay i used to be a a powerseller in diablo2 so wont be huge loss....i m pretty sure now thatits 100% compatable with the monitor but i dont know about the motherboard i hope its not like trying to **** gig of ram into a max 512 ram slot ill post the results card should be here sat or monday.i was tempted to go crazy and buya couple 8800s an asus crosshair a multicore cpu and build a new super pc hopefully this will hold me over for a lil while longer...

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by mrmean1000 / January 10, 2007 11:06 PM PST
In reply to: hmmm

all went well sort of :)..had problem with the card until i upgrade my bios.ati cards are so touchy as long as i have a choice im gona go with nvidia.nvidia software allways seems to be so much more stable.nvidia card ran great even with the factory 4 year old bios and ati just makes my pc go crazy..all is well you all can get a good nights sleep now Happy

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