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Moose78

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I have a Dell Dimension 4600, I'm on a budget and I'm working with what I got. I recently bumped the ram up to 3 GB of ram, it has a Pentium 4 2.8 ghz processor. I'm currently running a e-geforce fx-5200 video card and was wondering what available options there would be for an older system such as this.

Also, current state, would I be able to play something like world of warcraft or call of duty??

Edited by Moose78, 07 September 2008 - 03:45 PM.

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And can I use pci cards on this mobo, or strictly agp??
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You're running exactly what I have. This was the fastest card I found that I thought would not exceed the power supply rating. If you want to go past 8x you will need to get a system that supports PCI-e, then you will have a wide choice of faster cards.
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I found an e geforce fx-6200 abg ddr 8x card that I believe will work

evga geforce 6200 256mb agp 8x video card


And I'm definitely looking to upgrade, just gotta wait till first part of '09, since the Holiday season is fast approaching, some stuff will be on X-mas wish list though :)

Edited by Moose78, 10 September 2008 - 05:24 PM.

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You can get plenty of AGP cards, or at least if not plenty a decent enough selection as ATI still make AGP cards for some of the older generation cards(2600s and 3850) and Nvidia pretty much gave up on AGP after the 7 series.

Its the power supply that is the issue, it won't be very powerful and when you top it off with the fact that you pay a premium for AGP cards now due to the rarity its just not worth it when you want to upgrade in less than 6 months. A 6200 is also still not very good and would struggle with games of any type. It might manage WoW it can be played with pretty low spec hardware but a 6200 would be lucky if it would play CoD 2 let alone anything newer than that.
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