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Hi guys

I have a quick ?.. I have a 2 year old or so,dell dimension 4600 (nothing special) Its got a Fx 5500 256MB AGP card in it now... 1.5 gig of memory,and 2.8 intel processor.. and I believe its a 250 to 300 watt PS..

Now,Im trying to squeez as much life out of this PC as I can..

I play WOW,and I as wondering is there any other,of the newer bigger AGP cards that will fit in my rig ,with the PS I have that will give a bigger noticeable improvement ???

Thank you
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In the $100 price range, this would be my pick:
eVGA 128-A8-N350-TX GeForce 6600GT 128MB GDDR3 AGP 4X/8X $95.99
    
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I concur with Chozart. That card is powerful enough to show a big improvement, yet weak enough that its power is not limited by your RAM and CPU.

There's also some open box x1600PRO cards that would probably be a bit faster than a 6600GT, if you want to switch to ATI.
     
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post #4 of 20
But ATI will pull a bit more power....
    
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Originally Posted by Chozart View Post
In the $100 price range, this would be my pick:
eVGA 128-A8-N350-TX GeForce 6600GT 128MB GDDR3 AGP 4X/8X $95.99


Even though its only 128 MB and not 256 MB???
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post #6 of 20
If you can find a 256MB version in your price range, go for it.

But it really won't help that much. (You'll get better FPS, but nothing major)
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Ok guys what do ya think about this??? Do ya think my PC can handel it??

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814150157
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A6800 may stress your psu a bit. Only way to know for sure is to try. Is your existing card overclocked at all? If not you should be able to get a bit more out of it.
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post #9 of 20
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Yea its overclocked,, I was really looking for something that would give me some great performance ..
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post #10 of 20
Unfortunately without being able to overclock the cpu, anything much more than a 6600 will be bottlenecked. Your CPU will limit how much more performance you will be able to get out of the system.
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