Video Card for Dell Dimension 4100

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I need a new video card for my Dell Dimension 4100. Yes, I know it's an old machine. I'm a database developer. I have 6 PC's, some new, some old. This is necessary for my business. So my Dell Dimension 4100 needs a new video card because the old one (32MB NVidia TNT2 M64 AGP) has developed banding problems and is about to die. However, I'm not sure what to get to replace it. I think I can upgrade the video memory to 128 MB, and go for a PCI video card, but my power requirement is only 200 watts, so I need to keep that in mind.

I've been looking on eBay, and have narrowed my choices to "new", "128MB", and "up to $40", but there's still a lot to choose from.

Can anyone point me to one of these cards that might be good for my old beast?

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1 ATI Radeon 9200 128 MB PCI 3D Video Card TV-Out VGA DVI $13.34
2 nVidia GeForce 2 MX400 AGP Video Card 128 MB $21.80
3 nVidia GeForce 2 MX400 AGP Video Card 128 MB $21.80
4 nVidia GeForce 2 MX400 VGA AGP Video card NEW 128MB $21.80
5 ATI Radeon X1300 Low Profile Video Card 128MB BRAND NEW $22.91
6 ATI Radeon 9200 128 MB PCI 3D Video Card TV-Out VGA DVI $27.80
7 ATI Radeon 9200 128 MB PCI 3D Video Card TV-Out VGA DVI $30.38
8 ATI Radeon 9200 128MB PCI 3D Video Card TV-Out VGA DVI $30.43
9 ATI Radeon 9200 128MB PCI 3D Video Card TV-Out VGA DVI $30.43
10 ATI Radeon 9200 128MB AGP Video Card OEM package $31.62
11 ATI Radeon 9200 128 MB PCI 3D Video Card TV-Out VGA DVI $32.65
12 ATI Radeon 9200 128 MB PCI 3D Video Card TV-Out VGA DVI $32.65
13 ATI Radeon HD2400 PRO 128MB DDR2 PCI-Express Video Card $32.75
14 nVidia Geforce FX 5200 128MB AGP 8x Video Card $33.26
15 MSI NVIDIA 128MB DDR PCI-e Graphics Video Card w/DVI/TV $33.81
16 ATI 128MB DDR3 PCI Express PCIe DVI/VGA Video Card w/TV $34.88
17 ATI FireGL V3100 128mb pci express video card intel $35.99
18 ATI Radeon X1300 Low Profile Video Card 128MB DVI PCI-E $37.03
19 ATI Radeon X1300 Video Card 128MB DVI PCI Express $37.03
20 ATI Radeon X1300 DVI Computer Video Card 128MB $37.08
21 ATI Radeon X1300 DVI Low Profile Video Card 128MB $37.08
22 ATI Radeon X1300 DVI Low Profile Video Card 128MB $37.08
23 ATI Radeon X1300 DVI PCI Express Video Card 128MB $37.08
24 ATI Radeon X1300 128MB PCI-E Video Card DVI/TV - HJ513 $38.07
25 HP 398332-001, PCI-E 128MB ATI S-Video Graphics Card $38.12
 

SidVicious

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Thanks dustyjay,
I will check out that card. I didn't realize I could go all the way up to 512MB vram. Also, thanks for the comment re: PCI card. I will avoid those.
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SidVicious

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Unfortunately, that card requires a 300 watt power supply. I only have a 200 watt PS. I've been surfing for a video card that works with a 200 watt power supply, but no luck. Can you even get such a card these days? I don't really want to upgrade my PS too. Not worth it for a 9-year old machine.
 
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Be aware that the Dimension 4100 power supply DOES NOT use a standard ATX pinout. The pinout is Dell Proprietary. Even if you wanted to change the power supply for a new card, I don't believe you would find a power supply over about 200 watts with a proprietary pinout.
 

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Hi win2kpro,
Yes, I've read about this, and this is one of the factors contributing to the fact that I really don't want to change my power supply. However, I'm starting to think that finding a replacement video card for my old beast might be easier said than done.
 
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