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Blacklion213

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Which is a better card GeForce 4 MX 440 AGP8X or Geforce 6600 GT AGP4X/8X? I'll be putting one or the other in a Dell Dimension 4600.

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The 6600 is 2 generations and then some ahead of the 440. There's no comparison to be made.
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So if I pull the 6600 from my Dell 8300 and put in a GeForce 7800GS AGP, then pull the GeForce 4 MX 440 from my Dell 4600 and put in the 6600, I'll be doing good?

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There have been some issues with 8000 series dells and 7800 GS cards, but other than that, yeah, it'd be a big upgrade all around.
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What issues would that be? I have heard the 8300 with a 250 watt power supply was a problem. I upgraded my 8300 power supply to 410Watts. Are there any more suprises I should look for?

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That should be fine, and everything should work ok, but I've seen some cases where Dells in that series (and a couple others) would just completely refuse to start with 7800 GS cards in them. For my money, I'd go with a 7600 GS, based on the market, cards scheduled for release in the near future, and the actual performance limitations of AGP.
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To late I have already purchased the 7800 GS. I hope all will be OK. As soon as I receive the video card and install it, I'll let you know if all goes well. Thank you.
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