** My First Post on this great Forum**
Damn, I just ordered my 6800 go (9300 Standard) and paid 345 for it with shipping and everything, I've learned through dell that I can get a 7800 GTX for 390 maybe 410 after taxes. IS it worth it for me to return this card now ( I would have to rip it out again as it's currently installed) and return it back to dell get the 7800 and pay the extra 100 dollars for AC power and Battary? The total would be another 200 dollars, but I can't help but think the total is now about 500-600 dollars and I would rather get a new laptop in the near furutre, prolly 2 years from now. I'm really bummed out that I don't have true bright so that's my biggest complaint about my current setup and spending extra money. I only have a 1.6 Processor. Like I'm only playing FEAR, Call of Duty 2, and Battlefield 2. So whatever I need to run those games makes me happy. And I currently can run them pretty well with this setup. What do you think I should do? Please answer fast as I only have this week to deicde to return the card or not. Keep in mind that I got a 256 ram, 1.6 processor, ATI 125mb, 60 gigs harddrive, and everything else being very basic Inspiron 9300 for 800 dollars with a 4 year warranty from dell for a grand total of 800 dollars. So that's why I'm doing all of this to begin with, and at the time of purchase I did not have the optinos like many of you did to pick and choose parts as I was limited with my 50 percent off coupon.
After getting the laptop I bought a 1 gig stick from newegg right away, and now I'm working on the videocard situation.
**I think I already have the correct heat sink can someone verify for me? This is an image of my setup**
6800 go GT (12 pipeline)
Finally, I've read everything in here and i'm more then qualified to install the video card so technically I'm ok there. Just this bios thing scares me I've read it but it seems rather complicated to load up or I'm just not familiar with it. Can you explain to me again just how to load it up? I got lost on the windows 98 part.