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Old 08-12-2006, 06:18 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Today, i bought a Evga Geforce 6700GT graphics card that is PCI Express, coming back to my computer, i thought it would work with a regular PCI slot but obviously it does not fit. Searching the internet, I found a type of hardware called a "riser" that will fit into my PCI slot to make it a PCI Express slot if i am correct? I'm not sure if that will work, or i would have to purchase another mobo in order to actually use the card i bought. I appreciate all comments on this thread, hopefully i can learn something about what I've done

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Old 08-12-2006, 06:27 PM   #2 (permalink)
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A riser, by definition, just expands one port into multiple ports. So I seriously doubt that was a riser. If anything, it was an adaptor, one of which I do not recommend, because you would be crippling your videocard by doing that.


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Old 08-12-2006, 06:32 PM   #3 (permalink)
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so the only option would be to get a new motherboard?

this is my current mobo: Asus p4s800

could i switch to this?
- or if anyone could prefer a mobo that is inexpensive but will do the job
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Old 08-12-2006, 06:59 PM   #4 (permalink)
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id rec a complete upgrade...
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Old 08-12-2006, 11:41 PM   #5 (permalink)
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if your on a budget then get a new mobo, but if you have money to spend and are willing to, build a new comp.
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Old 08-13-2006, 03:04 AM   #6 (permalink)
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couldn't you just return your card? your current motherboard supports agp so you could return that card and get an agp card. if you can't return the card, then give us your current system specs and we'll tell you the best way to go... most likely building a budget system around your new video card.. try to be as detailed as possible.. like not just how much ram, but what type of ram as well... not just HD capacity, but interface as well (well.. not that important..) .. anyways.. gl
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Old 08-13-2006, 10:55 AM   #7 (permalink)
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yeah, im going to end up returning it, if i get store credit i will probably check out the agp cards. ( have a 9600xt 128mb currently)

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