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Old 07-04-2005, 03:55 PM   #1 (permalink)
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i'm posting because i'm getting a pci video card...the radeon 9250. i see that you must have 64-bit pci slots to use this card. i have don't know what mine are and i don't know how to find out. I've looked in the device manager couldn't find anything there.and i don't have the mobo handbook. here are my system specs

PIII-1ghz
128mb pc 100

i don't know what kind of motherboard i have but it's a stock intel board..it doesn't have agp if that helps.

Hopefully someone can give me a good answer
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Old 07-04-2005, 03:57 PM   #2 (permalink)
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arent they only for mobos with 64bit cpu support? if you have a 64bit processor, then go ahead, it sould be 64bit.

what mobo do you have, try looking in the manual or on the internet. there should be some detailed specifications somewhere.
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64 bit is the memory interface

You do not need 64 bit PCI-X slots, as these only exist on server PC's
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i think he is talking about normal pci, not pci-e (if that is what you mean by pci-x)
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PCI is 32 bit, PCI-X is a 64 bit variant of PCI used in servers

PCI-E is a completly different story.
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oh, ok. you definatly do learn something every day. thanks, dj-chris.
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well i went back to newegg to look at the specs for the card and like it doesn't say anything about having to have pci-x it says pci interface...but it was in someones product review where they said "make sure you have a 64-bit pci slot not a 32-bit b4 you buy this card". But no one else addresed this issue in their reviews....so maybe he just doesn't know what he's talking about

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I don't think a P3@1Ghz is 64-bit, and could back compatability be a factor...?
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Old 07-05-2005, 03:21 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Heyyo,

I highly doup that vidcard would be pci-x only. pretty much all server mobos have an agp slot if I remember correctly.

I'm sure that guy was just confused aboot some of the technical jargon they used in the specs for the vidcard, so I say just ignore that n' give it a go. You can always return it if it don't work. I think newegg is 30 days moneyback or something like that. Might wanna check the policy on returns just to be safe.
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Old 07-05-2005, 03:24 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Their isnt a video card even made for PCI-X

The card will work in his PC period, no need to worry about 64 bit, PCI-X, slot sizes, voltages ect.
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