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Old 12-17-2005, 12:44 PM   #1 (permalink)
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i want to purchase a new PCI videocard, what should I know about my computer to get the a compatible videocard?
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Old 12-17-2005, 02:25 PM   #2 (permalink)
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if you have an open pci slot, if you have an agp slot, if you have a pcie slot......if you have an agp slot, use it......pcie is the newer technology but it's gains over agp are slim at the moment. last resort is to get a pci video card as it will fight w/the other components on your board that use the same bus, for info, in effect, slowing the system down.
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Old 12-17-2005, 03:21 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Can you tell us what kind of motherboard you have?
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where can i see which kind of metherboard do i have?
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Old 12-17-2005, 05:35 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Download CPU Z here- Cpu Z

It'll tell you all about your computer.
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Old 12-17-2005, 06:08 PM   #6 (permalink)
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thanks woot6600GT
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Old 12-17-2005, 06:17 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Motherboard:
Model i845PE-W83627
Chipset Intel i845PE
Southbridge Intel 82801DB(ICH4)
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Old 12-17-2005, 06:34 PM   #8 (permalink)
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So what kind of video card are you running currently?
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Old 12-17-2005, 06:36 PM   #9 (permalink)
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a NVidia GeForce2 MX/MX 400 with 64Mb
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Old 12-17-2005, 07:35 PM   #10 (permalink)
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That's PCI, right? Do you have an AGP port? If not, your choices of new cards is limited.
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