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post #21 of 29
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Nothing in that price range is gonna be significantly better than onboard, lol.
/agreed
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post #22 of 29
what type of vga interfave is there?
pci/agp/pci-e?
post #23 of 29
Evere@dy, i suggest a 8600gt 512MB DDR3 since it does the job in most games and you can overclock it with all glory!......
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post #24 of 29
get a 8400gs!
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post #25 of 29
The 8500 is worse than a x1300 pro , in fact its not for gaming at all.
Its for HD movie playback , basically a HTPC card, look at reviews before you buy
and I suggest looking at toms vga higherarchy table , it classifies cards by gaming
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post #26 of 29
Well if DX10 is of no concern, I have a pretty much brand new XFX 7600GT that will smoke just about all those cards in real world gaming, and is about equal to a 8600GT.it's just sitting in it's box, I used it for like a month and got a 8800GT.

That is, if we are talking about PCI-E, I can't remember.
post #27 of 29
Also need to make sure that the Dell stock power supply is strong enough for the video card upgrade.
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post #28 of 29
Yea get an 8400gs should handle WOW fine
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post #29 of 29
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Originally Posted by whitt_flunky View Post
Also need to make sure that the Dell stock power supply is strong enough for the video card upgrade.
I put an 8600GT in a Dell from 2005 and it ran just fine.


Again if you can, the 3650 is your best bet.


Basically anything with 256mb of (dedicated!) memory or more, DDR2 at the minimum, and 128bit will work fine. Anything thats 64bit or uses system memory will NOT run wow.
    
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