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Upgrading Video on Dell Dimension 5150

by PipoNYC / March 14, 2008 5:00 AM PDT

Would I gain any benefit by upgrading the Radeon X800 GTO video card(PCI Express x16 with 128 MB GDDR3(?)memory and 256mb interface) on my Dimension 5150 desktop with 2MB RAM to an XFX PVT84JUSD4 GeForce 8600GT 256MB 128-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card? I use my computer for photo editing and games sometimes, and the video snags now and then. For example, when I display iTunes visualizer effect, it runs fine as long as I don't move the cursor over any other button (e.g. "START"). Thanks!

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the 8600gt will be a bit faster for gaming
by ramarc / March 14, 2008 6:01 AM PDT

than an x800gto. but the 'snagging' behavior may be curable by loading the latest catalyst drivers. ati/amd has greatly improved their opengl performance in the past few months. http://ati.amd.com/support/driver.html

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Latest ATI Drivers and Overclocking
by PipoNYC / March 14, 2008 9:56 AM PDT

Thanks for the help, but the first half of your suggestion wasn't published. I have the latest drivers installed. Might overclocking the card with the TRIXX Overclocking software supplied by Sapphire help?

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