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Old 02-08-2009, 01:57 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Well, i've got one of those old 915 chipsets :grind_teethyeah i know.... )...the thing is i bought the pc when i was 12 and wasn't a hardware techie till then, now i need a good graphics card which i can slot into my PCI(NOT express) slot on my mobo, i'm not looking for something fancy, as gaming isn't a priority, just something that'l be able to render casual gaming such as some Pro Evo.
The main problem that i've got while searching for one is that my mobo doesn't have a PCI-E slot, else i'd have gone for the ATI HD 4670. I know that i won't be getting anything in that league on a PCI. So i'd like you guys to recommend something as close to it as apossible with the budget around 75$...thanks a lot!

Unfortunately, given my current financial condition- setting up a brand new Rig is out of the question....
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Does your board have an agp graphics slot? They are a little longer and darker colored that the white pci slots.
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Does your board have an agp graphics slot? They are a little longer and darker colored that the white pci slots.
no...i only have the PCI slot, no AGP, no PCI-E..., my friend offered me to give me his old Geforce 5200 but it was a AGP card so it wouldn't work....

correct me if i'm wrong....but doesn't AGP provide lower bandwisth as compared to PCI..?
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Not even close unless you are talking pci-express (Newer you do not have it)

pci 127.2 MB/sec

agp 2x 508.6 MB/sec

agp 4x 1017.3 MB/sec
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OMG! i never knew that!, so is there a card that i can use with my constraints????
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Newegg.com - SPARKLE SP94GT512D2LHPP GeForce 9400 GT 512MB 128-bit GDDR2 PCI HDCP Ready Low Profile Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards

Newegg.com - JATON VIDEO-338PCI-DVI GeForce 6200 256MB 128-bit DDR PCI Low Profile Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards

Newegg.com - SPARKLE SFPC85GT256U2P GeForce 8500 GT 256MB 128-bit GDDR2 PCI HDCP Ready Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards

there are a few, and more are on Newegg, but I would be careful about your PSU when selecting a video card... you are probably running a 300, maybe 350W PSU.
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which of them would you recommend....thnx by the way...you're a life-saver!
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What is your power supply wattage?

what is your budget? (even though all of these are pretty cheap)

if you PSU could handle it, I would suggest one of the Sparkle GPU's... either one will be good I think, but again... it's a suggestion... I haven't had a PCI GPU card in forever... lol
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****! it's a 250 W max...
Bestec- ATX-250-12Z-REV H2
what do ya think?
my budget is aruond 75$, would prefer it were around 60 though...

wow...i didn't know "Dman!" was censored here...lol
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you MIGHT be able to get away with this one:

Newegg.com - SPARKLE SFPC84GS512U2LP GeForce 8400 GS 512MB 64-bit GDDR2 PCI HDCP Ready Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards
Newegg.com - POWERCOLOR 24PRO256M PCI Radeon HD 2400PRO 256MB 64-bit GDDR2 PCI HDCP Ready Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards

but check into the wattage required... but if not, then...

I would look for the 9250 or the 6200 type cards. IMO, those are going to work better... with a 250W PSU, your going to be severely limited
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