Graphics card advice for my Dell dimension 8400

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Solved Graphics card advice for my Dell dimension 8400

Post by gridley on 3rd September 2008, 12:50 pm

i have a dell dimension 8400 and im wondering if/what graphics cards can be installed into my system and what one would you reccommend for high end gaming?

Socket: LGA775
Expansion Slots: 3 PCI, 1X1 PCI Express, 1X16 PCI Express
Chipset: Intel 925 Express
Supported CPUs: Intel Pentium 4, Celeron, Prescott
Other Features: Hyper-Threading Technology Support
Connectors: PS/2 Mouse, PS/2 Keyboard, Printer Port, (6) USB 2.0 Ports, 1 COMM Ports, 10/100/1000 LAN
Peripheral Interface: (4) Serial ATA (SATA) Interface
Other: One IDE Channel Supporting ATA-66/100/133 and Floppy Port
Video: 1X16 PCI Express Slot
Audio: 5.1 Surround Sound Audio System
Supported Memory: DDR 400 OR DDR 533
Maximum Memory: 4 Dual Channel DIMM Support for up to 4 GB of memory

Compatible with:
Dell Dimension 8400

Dell P/N: J3492

this is the motherboard in my PC

apologies if this is a stupid question

thanks in advance

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Solved Re: Graphics card advice for my Dell dimension 8400

Post by Doctor Inferno on 4th September 2008, 10:38 am

Hello gridley, welcome to GeekPolice. Honored

I woudn't recommend you getting a high end graphic card with the CPU you currently have. Your CPU, Intel Pentium 4, Celeron is actually quite old and your motherboard would not support recent graphic card models.


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Post by Digitalocksmith on 7th September 2008, 12:19 pm

The Docs mostly right,

An Asus NVIDIA GeForce 8500 GT 512 Mb graphics card would be about the the top end of your processors performance capabilities.

Not exactly 'high-end' gaming capabilities, but not to bad by most standards as its still a PCIe card.



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Post by AuroraRange on 7th September 2008, 12:22 pm

For high end gaming, i advise you to change your motherboard. A motherboard which support at least Core2duo and onwards. Even when u get a very good graphic card, u still cant play graphic demanding game perfectly because of the lack of processing power. With ur current state, i advise you to just stick with a value graphic card untill u've got the budget for a gaming pc.

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