[SOLVED] Most powerful AGP GPU for retro PC

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Trying to find out what the most powerful, (ahem), AGP GPU would be for my Dell Dimension 4100. Has a whopping 512mb of.... hold onto your hats.... PC 133 ram! Anyway I really enjoy working with older tech, and could not find an answer anywhere else so should have just started here to begin with. Currently has an MX 400 64mb card......yeah, I know.....but it's just plain good stuff!!! Thanks!!!!
 
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If that system has the original spec Pentium III 933Mhz processor, I probably wouldn't consider anything more than an ATI Radeon 9600.

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Edit - I'd also check the power supply in that system to make sure it has any necessary aux power cables for the higher end graphic cards that require extra power.

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If that system has the original spec Pentium III 933Mhz processor, I probably wouldn't consider anything more than an ATI Radeon 9600.

-Wolf sends

Edit - I'd also check the power supply in that system to make sure it has any necessary aux power cables for the higher end graphic cards that require extra power.
 
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Okay, thanks everybody. I realize I will have to upgrade the PSU as it is the original 200 watt. Also it is the original Pentium III. I had my eye on an HIS IceQ x1650 pro 512mb, but looks like that may not work?
 

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Got it. So I forgot that I have another old PC with an A9250 128mb card in it. I was going to just swap into the 4100 but cannot find anywhere exact PSU requirements. It is fanless anyway. I figure it is a little better than the mx400 64mb card that is currently in there. I think it's going to be pretty hard to find a PSU that will fit in the 4100 and have all molex connections.