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Old 01-13-09, 10:01 AM   #1
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Need help picking out a video card.

I need help picking out a video card for my mom's Dell Dimension 2400 computer. She needs a pci card that is directx 9.0c compatible. She doesn't want to spend more than necessary for it.

She got a new slot machine game that requires it. I already upgraded her memory from 1/2 gig to 2 gigs. That helped quite a bit. She is not willing to purchase a new computer so I'm just trying to help her get hers up to date a little. All she does with it is microsoft office, plays a few games, and internet via dial up.
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I don't think the Dimension 2400 has an AGP (or PCIx) slot, so your best bet would be to find a PCI card.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130188
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According to CNet review it only has two PCI slots, so I second what SB posted. Find a PCI card.

http://reviews.cnet.com/desktops/del...-30824846.html
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Correct, it only has PCI slots. I was just wanting to see if anyone had any recommendations for an affordable one.

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I looked at Newegg. I found a few that say they can do DX10. I liked the looks of this one.
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I don't think the Dimension 2400 has an AGP (or PCIx) slot, so your best bet would be to find a PCI card.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130188
Thanks, placed the order.
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This is the PCI card I have in my comp right now.
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I had a Dell that came with a GeForce 5200. Kinda wimpy for DX9 games.
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I had a Dell that came with a GeForce 5200. Kinda wimpy for DX9 games.
Tis true, but the truth is that PCI and AGP are essentially obsolete by computer standards. You gotta take what you can get.
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Tis true, but the truth is that PCI and AGP are essentially obsolete by computer standards. You gotta take what you can get.
The one I suggested is a lot stronger. The 5200 is, what, 6 or 7 years old now?
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