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Old 11-25-2008, 01:11 AM   #31 (permalink)
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ok ill buy off that site no problem....i think you all should get paid for endorsing newegg as much as you all do lol. but my final question....how do i know if i got pci or pci-e? should i open her up and look to see if it takes one of those three card pins or a 2 card pin thingy like in the picture?....and if i got pci-e will the card i posted work then or still no?

and ok maroon1 posted this:

Newegg.com - EVGA 896-P3-1260-AR GeForce GTX 260 896MB 448-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards

if the one i posted that you said wouldnt work.....then the one posted by maroon defiantly wont work....i would think
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Old 11-25-2008, 01:16 AM   #32 (permalink)
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Its not that we LOVE to endorse newegg. Its because newegg offers the best prices ANYWHERE about 99% of the time.

Download CPU'z

http://www.cpuid.com/download/cpuz_148.zip

Select the tab that says Mainboard. At the bottom it should say Graphic Interface, if the Version is not PCI-Express. Then please state what version you have, so we will know what cards to recommend.
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Old 11-25-2008, 01:25 AM   #33 (permalink)
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ok sweet i got cpu z right on its ummmmmmm Houston i think we got a problem....here is a screen shot



its blank? is there another way to tell.

and sorry but say i do just have pci...would this be good, I found it on the link you provided

Newegg.com - HIS Hightech H24PF512PNP Radeon HD 2400PRO 512MB 64-bit GDDR2 PCI HDCP Ready Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards

its 512mb...best out of the whole group ive seen so far.

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Ok you have a decent CPU which means your good.



PCI Slots^^^

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^^^PCI-Express Slot^^^ is the black slot that's a bit longer. there is a PCI slot right under it.

Open up your case and find out which one your motherboard has.
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wow man thank you for all your help....I know i got some dumb questions...but I gotta ask them somewhere....you help is much appreciated. I'm not gonna open it up tonight, ill do it tomorrow before work and post it on here....will the pci-e slot have that little clip on the end of it like my ram slots do like the one in your picture??....if so I believe i got a PCI slot. thanks again.
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Yes the PCI-Express slot will have the little clip. It allows PCI-Express slots to fit tightly in the slot.

From looking at your CPU'z you have an AM2/AM2+ board. So chances are you will have a PCI-Express slot.

EDIT- Actually a good search on newegg shows that you either have one of these two motherboards.

Newegg.com - NVIDIA GeForce 6150SE, NVIDIA nForce 4, AMD Motherboards, Motherboards, Computer Hardware

BOTH have PCI-Express slots.
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right on man....idk what the h*** am2/am2+ is, you might as well be speaking greek to me now LOL. Soooooo if I do have PCI E will the cards from the craigs list work....or still no?....and then If no I guess maybe you can point me in the right direction.
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Don't go with Craigs list. Go with newegg, but first I need to know what size monitor you are using (how many inches), and what your budget is.
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unfortunately I got a junk 16" CRT. I had a 22 " LG lcd that broke a couple months back....its funny cause as im typing I'm on new egg looking for a new monitor also....my main use is for gaming....budget on the monitor....$200 same as the graphics card...i know ill need a new PSU also $150 budget on that so ball park figure of $500-$600 for all three. for the monitor I'd like to get another 22 inch or bigger if I can for my budget.
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