ok here is the prolbem
I bought a desktop computer a couple months ago, and I wanted to upgrade my memory and video card so I can play some higher end games like BF2. Basically I rushed into buying my upgraded video card (geforce 6800GT 256) and in the process failed to reconize there is a difference between pci and pci express x16
. What a dumbass! Anyway my computer only has regular pci slots so I have 2 choices that im aware of...
1. get a new motherboard that had 1 of these pci express slots.
the prolbem i see with this is that the computer (hp by the way) didnt come with a windows xp disk. instead it has a recovery hard drive or something like that. dont i have to reinstall windows when i change the mother board?
2. get a regular pci video card
are there powerful pci cards out there that can compare with some of the pci express and apg cards out there, or atleast to run high end games well?
Im stuck and need some help, ideas, suggestions anything at all.
512 mb ram (soon adding 1gb)
3 pci slots
no apg slots
ordered upgrades from newegg and they wont arrive until monday, so I can return the video card if I must.