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Question regarding Dell 8400 (dimension)

efs555

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Hello everyone. I have a question for you all. I purchased Dell's new dimension 8400 for which I chose all the components to use. I had $1500 to work with so here are the specs: 3.0 Ghz p4 with HTtech. 800Mhz FSB; 512 MB of Dual Channel DDR2 SDRAM at 533 Mhz. 128MB PCI Express x16 (DVI/VGA/TV-out) ATI Radeon X300 SE video card.

My question is why, when I run Halo for PC, does it still hang a bit on the highest settings? Also for Hitman Contracts? Admittedly, it performs much better than my old p4 1.6, but I assumed that this would take care of any hang-ups? I would appreciate your advice, Thanks!

Buff.
 
#5
As stated above, the video card isn't too great at all, so I wouldn't expect it to run Halo 2 as the highest settings possible. Also, you'd be surprised in the performance boost one can get from an extra 512MB of ram, helps speed thing up a bit.
 

efs555

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#7
Gracie Lyons said:
As stated above, the video card isn't too great at all, so I wouldn't expect it to run Halo 2 as the highest settings possible. Also, you'd be surprised in the performance boost one can get from an extra 512MB of ram, helps speed thing up a bit.

Would my old GEFORCE2 FX 128 MB AGP work any better?
 
#10
your system doesnt take agp cards - ud have to buy a new PCI-E card (Pci-express). Something like an Ati X600XT Pci-E or the upcoming Geforce 6600
 

georowland

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Q: re adding internal media card reader to Dell 8400

I am buying a Dell 8400 and want to add an internal media card reader with 1394 port to the front 3.5" bay. Does anyone have sggestions for readers and/or installation advice? Thanks, George
 

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