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video and picture quality extremely poor

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  1. HAZELEYES

    HAZELEYES Thread Starter

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    Greetings....I have a Dell Dimension 4400 PC, this past week my hard drive crashed. I replaced the hard drive with a used Western Digital WD400 drive. The hard drive has Windows 2000 installed. However, the video and picture quality is extremely poor. The images are fuzzy and my display sometimes flickers. How can I correct this problem? Thank you in advance.
     
  2. daz1

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    need computer stats for further assistance

    is it this ? # Form Factor: Mini Tower
    # Processor: Intel Pentium 4 1.8 GHz
    # Installed Memory: 128 MB (DDR SDRAM)
     
  3. HAZELEYES

    HAZELEYES Thread Starter

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    Thank you for the quick reply. I listed below the key features for the PC. Thank you again!

    Key Features
    Form Factor: Mini Tower
    Processor: Intel Pentium 4 1.8 GHz
    Installed Memory: 2 x 256 MB (DDR SDRAM)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 2000
    HDD Size: 40.0 GB
    Service pack 4
    Display: 20 in.
     
  4. win2kpro

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    The Dimension 4400 uses an Intel 845 series motherboard which is quite old now and never had really good onboard video. Dell indicated the board has a 2x-4x AGP slot so you could get a 2x-4x AGP video card or a PCI card and it would improve the video quality greatly.

    You have to be careful if you purchase a card that requires too much power you'll get yourself in the position of also needing to replace the power supply to compensate for the card.
     
  5. HAZELEYES

    HAZELEYES Thread Starter

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    Thank you for the reply, can you please recommend a 4x video card for the Dell dimension 4400. I heard about the ATI and Nvidia, etc. I'm not sure what to get.Thank you!
     
  6. win2kpro

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    A 2x-4x AGP card is going to be hard to find. Try an online retailer, or eBay. If you can't find one and, if you live in the U.S. PM me.
     
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