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Johnny Mullet

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#1 11 years ago

Well, I have had my trusty Dell Dimension 2350 for the last 4 years pretty much trouble free. Recently, my CPU bracket broke and I had to fix it. After time, I guess it broke again and the heatsink that is supposed to sit tightly on the P4 CPU was cocked and the heat from the CPU melted part of my Motherboard :eek:

A replacement MB from Dell is way too fucking much to even consider. I have ran acrosss a deal from a friend of mine who helped me out though. He was going to upgrade a Dimension 2400, but ended up selling it.

For $60.00 I got all this.....................

Asus X Series P4V8X-MX Motherboard Seagate 40GB Hard Drive Nvidea GeForce Ti 4400 AGP 128MB Video card

The Asus MB has a 478 Socket which will fit my P4 2.20 CPU nicely. The Asus MB also has a AGP slot for GFX card and the Dell had only PCI The Vid card is older, but works well (also comes with 3D Gamer glasses) The HD is slightly smaller than the stock Dell, but I don't need much.

My DDR PC2700 RAM (2X 512MB RAM = 1024) will work in the Asus Motherboard and all other parts can be swapped including the power supply since my Dell was already put in a Aspire X-Dreamer ATX case with a 450 Watt PSU.

Here is what I want to know.......................................

My Dell had a GeForce FX5500 256MB PCI vid card, but yeah, it's PCI. Will I get the same or better performance with this new board and an AGP Ti 4400 running the same processor and same RAM?

Please post your feedback. I don't wanna spend alot if I already got a good deal. I may get a better card (GeForce 7800) in the future if this works well. I do not play newer games! I play Quake III Arena mods, ET, BFV, and shit, so no need for big shit here.




Bs|Archaon

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#2 11 years ago

Even if it's PCI I reckon the 5500 will be better. The GeForce 4 Ti range was good, but not that good (and the Ti4400 was the baby). As for the future, I don't see the point of going for a 7800 with the hardware you have and the games you play. Something like a 7600GS might not be a bad idea though.




marvinmatthew

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#3 11 years ago

I too would say that the 5500 would be faster.

Also, do you know that many Dell systems use proprietary motherboards? So only Dell mobos will work Dell PSU's.




Bs|Archaon

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#4 11 years ago

It's an ASUS board and by the sound of things the case and the PSU aren't Dell components either.




*The.Doctor

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#5 11 years ago
-=Mullet-Man=- My Dell had a GeForce FX5500 256MB PCI vid card, but yeah, it's PCI. Will I get the same or better performance with this new board and an AGP Ti 4400 running the same processor and same RAM?

The Ti 4400 might be slightly faster, i know it would be faster than a 5200, it might be about the same as the 5500. The FX series was not very good IMO. and for the games your talking, 128MB is just fine. If you want to find out for sure, just try each one and see which performs better.

Also, do you know that many Dell systems use proprietary motherboards? So only Dell mobos will work Dell PSU's.

Yeah. I usually go one about that whenever upgrading a Dell is mentioned, buy you already got it covered. ;)




UNDIESRULES

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#6 11 years ago

I have to disagree with the others, i think the PCI is dragging your system down. I would go for it without a doubt, although my biggest concern wouldnt be for the speed of the GFX card but for the fact it is only dx8. I would pay the 60 but only for an interim solution.




Johnny Mullet

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#7 11 years ago

Yeah, looks like I will need to try them both and then decide. My other PC has a 5200 in it and I can use the PCI 5500 in that one if I like the 4400 AGP.