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Old 07-26-2012, 01:12 PM   #1 (permalink)
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hey thur!
i recently acquired a half decent motherboard from a mate who got a new rig ( P4 hyper-threaded 3.20 GHZ, 2.5 GB RAM). the only problem is the mobo doesn't have a PCI-E slot. i don't really want to get a new mobo to put the processor in due to a lack of knowledge about fitting processors ( the only piece of hardware i've never fitted)
So i'm looking for a Windows 7 Aero compatible PCI graphics card because the onboard graphics are honestly the worst graphics i've ever seen.
This graphics card must be able to run less graphics heavy games like Minecraft but that's about it.
Any ideas?
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What is the model name/number of the motherboard? Does it have an AGP slot?
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Old 07-27-2012, 07:10 AM   #3 (permalink)
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'Super P4SE' is the only branding i can find on the board.
nope, just four PCI's.
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Every P4SE board I see has an AGP slot. That would be the brown one that is used for dedicated graphics before PCI-E came out. You can get some decent AGP cards on Ebay for pretty cheap.
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there isn't an AGP, i just double checked. as i said, just four PCI's.
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Would you mind taking a picture of it for us?
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Sounds like an OEM Dell board, maybe HP. They removed the AGP to save a few pennies.
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Dell wouldn't do that, Trot. :P HP, I'm guessing.

I'm not exactly sure if Win 7 will have any drivers for PCI graphic cards. Could be wrong..
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Dell wouldn't do that, Trot. :P HP, I'm guessing.

I'm not exactly sure if Win 7 will have any drivers for PCI graphic cards. Could be wrong..
Dell took the PCI-E slot off my buddies XPS rig back in the day causing him to use an IGP till he could afford to ditch the junk and get a new PC.
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Would you mind taking a picture of it for us?
i can do so, how might i post it here?

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I'm not exactly sure if Win 7 will have any drivers for PCI graphic cards. Could be wrong..
i found this Nvidia Geforce FX 6200 , PCI Videocard , 256MB DDR2: Amazon.co.uk: Computers & Accessories
says it works with Windows 7....

i'll have another look for some branding
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