Looking to upgrade my card
http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/dim9100/en/SM/specs.htm

Above is a link to the specs of my Dell Dimension 9100 desktop. I'm looking to upgrade its graphics card to a GeForce card from a Radeon X300 SE 128MB hyper memory. I don't know much about graphics card and what would be compatible with this system. I plan on upgrading in the Summer, and I want to know what the best card I could get that would work for said computer. If you need any other specifics, let me know.

Any suggestions?

PS: I might be able to spring for a new power supply, if anyone knows of one I could snag that would result in a better card.
http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/dim9100/en/SM/specs.htm



Above is a link to the specs of my Dell Dimension 9100 desktop. I'm looking to upgrade its graphics card to a GeForce card from a Radeon X300 SE 128MB hyper memory. I don't know much about graphics card and what would be compatible with this system. I plan on upgrading in the Summer, and I want to know what the best card I could get that would work for said computer. If you need any other specifics, let me know.



Any suggestions?



PS: I might be able to spring for a new power supply, if anyone knows of one I could snag that would result in a better card.

#1
Posted 03/19/2011 08:22 PM   
Eww old PC pentium 4. Save your money and build or buy a new PC. That things a dinosaur.
Eww old PC pentium 4. Save your money and build or buy a new PC. That things a dinosaur.

I can't wait until I'm done with college. So I can cure this empty wallet syndrome, that college has caused.



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#2
Posted 03/19/2011 09:16 PM   
What are you planning on doing with your computer once you upgrade its graphics card? If you want to play latest and future DX11 games, then you need a new computer. If you want to play DX9 or earlier games well, then a GTS 250 is probably the highest you should go with your current system, and you definitely need a new power supply unit for any half-decent gaming card.
What are you planning on doing with your computer once you upgrade its graphics card? If you want to play latest and future DX11 games, then you need a new computer. If you want to play DX9 or earlier games well, then a GTS 250 is probably the highest you should go with your current system, and you definitely need a new power supply unit for any half-decent gaming card.

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Mainboard: MSI Z77A-GD43 (Intel Z77 chipset)
Graphics: MSI N660Ti PE 2GD5/OC (GeForce GTX 660 Ti @1019MHz)
RAM: 2 x 4GB Visipro PC3-12800 (1.5V @933MHz)
OS: Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit Service Pack 1
PSU: Seasonic Eco 600W SS-600BT Active PFC T3
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#3
Posted 03/20/2011 02:59 AM   
I know the system is old, and I plan on saving for a new system. The deal with this one is that my girlfriend wants a computer to play Sims 2 and Sims 3 on, and my parents offered to upgrade the graphics card so she could. I'm not spending anything on this one, it's all my parents' doing.

Would the GTS 250 work in this thing/play Sims 2/3?

Edit: I found this GTS 250 card. Would it be functional in my system?

http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B001UHYRAG/ref=nosim/7240466-rg2304-00-20?s=merchant

Would I need a new power supply?
I know the system is old, and I plan on saving for a new system. The deal with this one is that my girlfriend wants a computer to play Sims 2 and Sims 3 on, and my parents offered to upgrade the graphics card so she could. I'm not spending anything on this one, it's all my parents' doing.



Would the GTS 250 work in this thing/play Sims 2/3?



Edit: I found this GTS 250 card. Would it be functional in my system?



http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B001UHYRAG/ref=nosim/7240466-rg2304-00-20?s=merchant



Would I need a new power supply?

#4
Posted 03/22/2011 04:32 PM   
For Sims 2/3, get a GT 240 instead of the GTS 250. The GT 240 should be enough for Sims, and you don't need to replace the power supply unit if you use the GT 240 since it's a low-power card. The GTS 250 requires a better power supply than the Dell-supplied one.
For Sims 2/3, get a GT 240 instead of the GTS 250. The GT 240 should be enough for Sims, and you don't need to replace the power supply unit if you use the GT 240 since it's a low-power card. The GTS 250 requires a better power supply than the Dell-supplied one.

CPU: Intel Core i5-2550K @4.4GHz
Mainboard: MSI Z77A-GD43 (Intel Z77 chipset)
Graphics: MSI N660Ti PE 2GD5/OC (GeForce GTX 660 Ti @1019MHz)
RAM: 2 x 4GB Visipro PC3-12800 (1.5V @933MHz)
OS: Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit Service Pack 1
PSU: Seasonic Eco 600W SS-600BT Active PFC T3
Monitor: Asus VX239H (23" Full HD AH-IPS LED Display)

#5
Posted 03/24/2011 01:22 PM   
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