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Hey, i want to get my friend some new stuff for his Dell for his B-Day.. I've heard that Dell PCs ***** if you put unsupported stuff in em so i came here for advice.

Choise #1 more Ram- he has 512Mb of (256x2) DDR2 3200 RAm and wants to go to 1GB.. maybe another 256x2 kit?
or this http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820161633

Choice #2 Better GFX- he has a X300 now which sux0rz and bearly plays BF2

6600 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814133154
6600LE http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814170091
open box 6600LE
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...2E16814170091R
Open box 1600PRO
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...2E16814102019R
X1300PRO
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814127193

I want to get the most bang for my bux, on the caparison sheet by J3r3my it shows the 1300Pro one above the 6600 but it only has 4 pipes..

I want to stick very close to $50~$70

Thanks guys..
    
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post #2 of 10
for the gfx i would go with the 1600pro
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post #3 of 10
snag the x1600pro.... IMO, 512MB is around sufficient for most games, but a x300 is lower than sufficient.... thus he would get a larger performance boost from a x1600 than from another 512MB of ram....

Also, from personal experience, it works just fine on Dells... I'm pretty sure Dell just tells everyone there might be compatibility issues so that they can sell you the same crap for higher prices.... When I went to visit my dad up in Canada, I took my: AGP x1600pro, sata card, 100gig filled w/ music and videos, 80gig filled with my games, 1gig stick of ddr400, and some fans just for the hell of it.... hooked it up to his Dell (can't remember the brand, but its a 2.4ghz, 512mb, 40gig, with integrated graphics) and everything worked just fine except that i couldn't hook up my 80gig as the master, so i just slaved both drives (but now i realized the problem was probably that I didn't load the compaq drivers onto my 80gig)

So yah, x1600pro all the way...
post #4 of 10
1600 pro definetley, good price too
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Thanks for the responces.. I'm going to order the X1600, i know its the best card i picked i just didnt know if Dell was stupid enough to make only certain GFX supported..

Thank you Rep + all
    
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altought the dell recommended ram cost a lot I found out that corsair value select ram usually works in most dells, just tought you would like to know.
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To tell the truth, if he were to keep on trying to play BF2 he would need at least 1GB to play smoothly in addition to the 1600pro. Make the extra 512mb RAM 2nd Priority in case something happens, or you can tell another of your friend to get the RAM for him.
post #8 of 10
yep, video card over memory if he wants to play games better. (vc is weaker atm)

that's a great deal, though I don't like open box. I've never seen an X1600Pro with GDDR3 before...

still, the RAM will definitely help later on
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Originally Posted by numlock2.0
that's a great deal, though I don't like open box. I've never seen an X1600Pro with GDDR3 before...
Open box is just fine, and the stuff that comes with video cards is generally pretty useless... I only ended up using the dvi-vga adapter for my x1600pro.... didn't even bother with the driver cd since i already downloaded the latest drivers before recieving the card
Also the DDR3 is standard on PCI-e x1600pros, but DDR2 is used on the AGPs...

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Originally Posted by wudaddy
To tell the truth, if he were to keep on trying to play BF2 he would need at least 1GB to play smoothly in addition to the 1600pro. Make the extra 512mb RAM 2nd Priority in case something happens, or you can tell another of your friend to get the RAM for him.
And yah, like I said, 512MB is about minimum for most gaming (still playable though) but could prob use an upgrade... the 512mb just seemed the lesser of 2 evils lol
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Thanks guys, I ordered it yesterday along with a replacment fan for my HS. Hope it works fine.
    
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