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Jaba the Hut

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I am looking at upgrading my video card. Right now I have an integrated intel extreme graphics 2. I have a dimension 3000 and have a 40$ gift certificate at walmart and am wondering if there are any descent cards there? I'm not looking at the most high tech one, just one that will work for majority of games i try to install (specifically Battle for Middle Earth 2) .

Could any of you guys give me suggestions on what to get?

Thanks
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jrm20

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Let us know what expansion slot you have for a video card upgrade. Some dells dont even have an agp slot just the regular pci.
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Jaba the Hut

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I have an available pci slot.
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I don't know about other countries or cities but the walmart in my city doesn't have any video cards. Anyways a graphic card with pci slot is very rare these days.

Here is a list of graphic cards with pci interface:
http://www.newegg.co...ATTR17=&ATTR18=

Anything under $50 is not worth it because its probably the same as the one you have right now. I don't know the performance of your current card so i can pick one for you.
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Sorry i meant i CAN'T pick one for u.
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The Walmart by me has a few video cards but their not very good cards and are insanely overpriced.
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I have an available pci slot.



Do you only have a regular pci slot? Do you have an agp slot or not.

Regular pci slots really suck but its better than onboard can be. Your system probably doesnt have the new pci express because I have worked with people that had the same model dell and I think it doesnt.

Let us know if you have agp or pci express I doubt it has pci express though.



I would rather buy a video card from a online computer store like newegg,zipzoomfly,monarchcomputer, or tigerdirect.

Walmart does overprice there cards abit for some reason.
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jaba, are you saying you only have a pci slot available? no AGP slot?

Edited by comanighttrain, 13 February 2006 - 11:44 AM.

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"pci", that is what he said.

i really think though a geforce fx5500 or raedon 9250 (best you can get in pci) will perform better than intel graphics 2. intel extreme really really really sucks. on graphic demos ive benchmarked, my pII @350 with a geforce fx5200, got twice the framerates as another comp, celeron @2400 with intel extreme.
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