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replacing the ATI Radeon HD 4870 GDDR5 card

I have a XPS 435T that I plan on retiring this summer. In the meantime I need to replace my Graphics card. I have the 1024 ATI Radeon HD 4870 GDDR5. The fan is dead so I need to replace it asap. The card is no longer made. All I want is what I had nothing better. What are my options? It needs to be plug and play because I don't know that much about computers. 

Studio XPS435T intel core i7-920 (8MB L3 Cache 2.66GHZ) 

6GB DDR3 SDRAM at 1066MHz

750GB serial ATA 2 Hard Drive 7200RPM

Thank you!

Thanks,

Caleb

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RE: replacing the ATI Radeon HD 4870 GDDR5 card

wackypackages,

Below is the expansion bus on your motherboard. You would need to find a video card that meets these specs. Also, the list of video cards that were options on this computer at the time of purchase.

Bus type PCI Express 2.0
PCI
SATA 1.0 and 2.0
USB 2.0
Bus speed PCI Express:

x1 slot bidirectional speed – 500 MB/s
x8 slot bidirectional speed – 4 GB/s x16 slot bidirectional speed – 8 GB/s

SATA: 1.5 Gbps and 3.0 Gbps
USB: 480 Mbps high speed, 12 Mbps full speed, 1.2 Mbps low speed
PCI Express x1
Connector Three x1
Connector size 36 pins
Connector data width (maximum) Three PCI Express lane
PCI Express x8
Connector One 8
Connector size 98 pins
Connector data width (maximum) One PCI Express lane
PCI Express x16
Connector One x16
Connector size 164 pins
Connector data width (maximum) 16 PCI Express lanes
PCI
Connector One
Connector size 124 pins
Connector data width (maximum) 32 bit, version 2.2
Bus speed 33 MHz

Video Cards that were options at Point of Sale

ATI Radeon HD 3450
ATI Radeon HD 3650
ATI Radeon HD 4850
ATI Radeon HD 4670
ATI Radeon HD 4870
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 260
NVIDIA GeForce GTS 240

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