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Old 01-10-2006, 06:02 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I have been reading, studying, sweating and racking my brain over the last 4-5 days trying to find a video card for my pc--I have a few games that need more than my computer has in this area (Myst:Uru, WOW)--I have not posted any questions on any forums thus far--attempting to figure it out on my own because I know that most of you get tired of people asking "what video card should I get?"--but I have come upon a part that I just cannot find the answer too--at least one that I can understand-
My computer is a HP a424x--manufactured & introduced 12/03--I purchased it May of '04--I know for sure that I have to have a PCI card--not AGP (I bought a Radeon card last week and had to send it back because of this--I did not know what my computer took until I tried to put it into the slot)--so, now my problem is: everything listed on all of these sites selling video cards says either AGP or PCI-E--now, is this a major difference? my computer will hold a PCI according to the website when I put in the make and model, but will it hold a PCI-E? I do know that I have 2 open slots for graphics cards on the inside--
If I absolutely cannot have a PCI-E can you help guide me to a place that I may be able to find a good, reliable used PCI?
thanks so much for you time and consideration--

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Old 01-10-2006, 06:11 PM   #2 (permalink)
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PCI and PCI-E are completly different...and i doubt that you have a PCI-E slot..they are probably all PCI....as for a good PCI card..i'm not sure on that

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Old 01-10-2006, 06:12 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Ouch... im afraid that there arent any very good PCI cards out there. This should answer any questions you might have (read it all) http://www.sudhian.com/showdocs.cfm?aid=445 .
The best PCI graphics card you can get is the GeForce FX 5600. If that isnt good enough i would suggest you get a new motherboard.
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Old 01-10-2006, 08:54 PM   #4 (permalink)
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thanks so much for your replies--
the article was extremely helpful--
I will now embark on digging deep for the GeForce FX 5600 or the ATI Radeon 9100--
My son and I are not hardcore gamers--most of the games I play are the click and point adventure games--I sure do not want to have to get into buying a motherboard---not yet anyway--
if you happen to see any or hear of any for sale--please let me know--
thanks again--
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