Solved

vid card, mem card

Posted on 2006-07-04
5
241 Views
Last Modified: 2010-04-25

Dear fellows,

I have a Dell Dimension 8200 and I´m trying to upgrade it by installing a higher RAM memory card and a high qualified video card. About the video card, I have Nvidia GeForce. What´s better than that? Radeon? I need something powerfull to play games such as Silent Hill 4, which can´t run with my Nvidia card. Also, about the RAM memory, do I have to worry about the compatibility with my Dell or any specific brand or are these cards in general for Desktops?

Thanks,

peace,

Freebuddy
0
Comment
Question by:freebuddy
  • 3
  • 2
5 Comments
 
LVL 69

Expert Comment

by:Callandor
ID: 17043066
The answer is, how much do you have in your budget?  Video cards can cost from less than $50 to over $500, and it's up to you to decide how important it is.  You didn't specify which model video card you have, but a good middle of the road card is the nVidia 6600GT, which can be had for a little over $120.

RAM needs to be compatible with your machine and the memory configurator on www.crucial.com will tell you what will work.
0
 
LVL 5

Author Comment

by:freebuddy
ID: 17043606

Thanks Callandor. Yes, I have pretty much a good budget available. I just want a brand of Video Card that is not Nvidia, that is better than that. Also, I checked the website, that´s really good, but for Dell 8200 it said: "Sorry, no products available". So I don´t know. I would appreciate your help.

Thanks a lot,

Peace,

Freebuddy
0
 
LVL 69

Accepted Solution

by:
Callandor earned 350 total points
ID: 17043894
You have RDRAM, which they don't sell.  Here's another vendor: http://www.4allmemory.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=search.memorySearch&model_id=24927.  You currently are using PC800, and RDRAM has to be installed in pairs (or use a placeholder in the other memory slot).

Your Dell Dimension 8200 currently has an nVidia Ti4600, which is not so fast these days.  If you have a good budget, the new nVidia cards are fine, but you'll need an AGP card, such as the 7800GS.  Less expensive options are the nVidia 6800GT, or if you want to go with Radeon, you can get the X850XT, but that isn't as fast as the nVidia 7800GS.
0
 
LVL 5

Author Comment

by:freebuddy
ID: 17052814
Thanks Callandor :)

By the way, can you just make clear " You have RDRAM, which they don´t sell" . So, I have no chances to buy a RAM mem card for my Dimension 8200? I´m looking for 1GB mem card.
0
 
LVL 69

Expert Comment

by:Callandor
ID: 17055045
I mean Crucial doesn't sell it; I posted a link to another vendor that does.
0

Featured Post

Free Tool: Port Scanner

Check which ports are open to the outside world. Helps make sure that your firewall rules are working as intended.

One of a set of tools we are providing to everyone as a way of saying thank you for being a part of the community.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

Windows 7 does not have the best desktop search built in. This is something Windows 7 users have struggled with. You type something in, and your search results don’t always match what you are looking for, or it doesn’t actually work at all. There ar…
No matter the version of Windows you are using, you may have some problems with Windows Search running too slow or possibly not running at all. Before jumping into how you can solve this issue, just know there are many other viable alternative deskt…

830 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question