heimidal90
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Radeon 9800 PRO died in a 2003 XPS. Replacement Suggestions?

Hey all,

I have an old 2003 Dell XPS. The Video card (which I'm prett sure is a Radeon 9800 PRO AGP) decided to almost die yesterday. I will eventually pick up a new PC but does anyone have any suggestions on a potential video card to put in to replace this for the short term?

The part is listed as 6W523 Card, Graphic, 128MB, 9800 dimension under the service  tag info.

I think somthing like the VisionTek Radeon X1650 PRO 512MB AGP or the Diamond X1650AGP256TSB ATI Radeon Viper X1650 Pro 256MB AGP GDDR2 Dual DVI Video Card would work (both of which I can at least find to buy) but I'm not sure. I don't want to spend that much since I'd rather use the money for a new PC.

Any thoughts or suggestions?

1 G0101 Processor, 80532, 3.0G, 512, 800 Front Side Bus, Socket N
1 G0729 Card, Plannar, Dimension XPS
1 5120P Cord, Power, 125V, 6Feet, SJT..., Unshielded
1 4P608 Mouse, Universal Serial Bus, 2 Button, Wheel, Optical, Logitech
1 7N242 Keyboard, 104 Key, UNITED STATES..., Silitek, LC, MIDNIGHT GRAY...
4 J0202 Dimm, 512, 400M, 64X64, 8K, 184
1 4U829 Modem, V92, Internal, Data Fax, Softvoice, Don Julio, AMF
1 3W978 Kit, Speaker, 120V, ADA745, Dell Americas Organization
1 T0103 DVD Plus RW, 4.7, NEC CORPORATION..., 4X, DVD Plus R, CHASSIS 2001..., V2
1 4W500 Digital Video Disk Drive, 680M, I, 5.25" FORM FACTOR..., SD616T, Revision, CHASSIS 2001...
1 6W523 Card, Graphic, 128MB, 9800 Dimension
1 J0997 Card, MULTI-MEDIA..., Audio, 1394, SB0243
1 5R212 Floppy Drive, 1.44M, 3.5" FORM FACTOR..., 3MD NBZ, NEC CORPORATION..., CHASSIS 2001...
1 7U480 Hard Drive, 200G, IDE (INTEGRATED DRIVE ELECTRONICS) ..., 7.2K, 60G/P, WD-XL60
1 8W383 Kit, Software, Overpack, WXPPSP1, Compact Diskette with Documentation, English
2 D0837 Kit, Doc/Dsk, Software, DVD, CYB, 4.13C
6W523 Card, Graphic, 128MB, 9800 Dimension
6W523 Card, Graphic, 128MB, 9800 Dimension
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speedstep
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Re: Radeon 9800 PRO died in a 2003 XPS. Replacement Suggestions?

 

AGP versions of the Radeon HD 4650 are inexpensive and will be win compatable up to and including windows 7.

Your system will not rate higher on Experience index due to the CPU being less than 4.0 whereas this card is 5 out of 8.

 

Radeon HD 4650 1GB DDR2 AGP 8X Video Card XFX Radeon HD 4650 1GB DDR2 AGP 8X Video Card

 

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heimidal90
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Re: Radeon 9800 PRO died in a 2003 XPS. Replacement Suggestions?

Thanks for the tip!

 

I need to see if my power supply can even handle this.  Doesn't the XFX Radeon HD 4650 require a 400W power supply?

 

I think the XPS systems shipped with either a 300W or a 250W power supply right?

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speedstep
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Re: Radeon 9800 PRO died in a 2003 XPS. Replacement Suggestions?

If you look Carefully you will see that the 4650 uses LESS Power than the 9800 and does not need the

additional Molex power connections.

Dell 305w or better will work fine with this card.

200W and Slimline case would not .

You had a Radeon 9800 before so this should be a non issue.

 


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heimidal90
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Re: Radeon 9800 PRO died in a 2003 XPS. Replacement Suggestions?

Cool.

 

Thanks much for the info.  The places I'd looked incorrectly stated that you needed a 400W.  Off to order a 4650 I go!

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speedstep
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Re: Radeon 9800 PRO died in a 2003 XPS. Replacement Suggestions?

Lots of makers put that requirement in there so that they have an excuse when it doesnt work.

 

However In both PCI-E and AGP the 4650 is Fine with Dell 305w or better system.

Newer Dells like the GX280 GX620 etc work fine with the PCI-E version.

Choosing the 4650 is based on Low Power, 128 bit interface,  Windows 7 compatability,  Directx9

and 320 stream processors., 32 texture units and support of DirectX 10.1 include

Unified Video Decoder (UVD) 2.0 for the treatment of HD video and HDMI 7.1 audio.

 60W for 4670 and 50W for 4650. HD 4670 is somewhere between HD Radeon 3650

or GeForce 9500 GT and Radeon HD 3850 or GeForce 9600 GT / GSO.

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XFX HD-465X-ZPF2 Radeon HD 4650 Radeon HD 4650 600M 1GB GDDR2 AGP ...


 


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Re: Radeon 9800 PRO died in a 2003 XPS. Replacement Suggestions?

If you look Carefully you will see that the 4650 uses LESS Power than the 9800 and does not need the

additional Molex power connections.

Dell 305w or better will work fine with this card.

200W and Slimline case would not .

You had a Radeon 9800 before so this should be a non issue.

My XFX 4650 AGP has a molex connector, although the card will work without it connected.

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