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Old 04-29-2005, 09:26 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey all. I was wondering if all new computers usually come with 1 AGP slot. I have 3 PCI slots that i know of and since i am looking for a new graphics card, PCI isnt really great. My computer is a Dell Dimension 2400, Intel processor, 256 MB RAM, and was about a little over a year ago. If i dont have an AGP slot and only a PCi, what is a good card that will let me play some of the latest games with lots of bells and whistles to it( as in SMOOTHSHADER and those sorts)? Thnx.
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Old 04-29-2005, 09:33 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I was looking at one of these, plz help me out:

http://www2.newegg.com/Product/Produ...82E16814145087

http://www2.newegg.com/Product/Produ...82E16814140041

http://www2.newegg.com/Product/Produ...82E16814139166

If you dont want to copy and paste the links, the cards are, in order:

CHAINTECH P-FX20 256MB Video Card

Apollo BLOODY MONSTER 3 GEFORCE FX 5700 Video Card

JATON Geforce FX5700LE 128MB 128-bit DDR PCI Low Profile Video Card
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Old 04-29-2005, 09:38 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Take a look at your motherboard to see if it has one of theese:
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For a card on the cheap that will play most new games.. the 6600GT is what I'd reccomend. The fx5700 you've got listed there wont keep up with the new games. its around $200, but can be found about $180.

And yeah. to find out if u have an agp slot, look above ur PCI slots and if theres a brown looking pci slot thats kinda outa place.. then you've got one. if there is any writing on the slot, then its most likely onboard graphics, and you wont have an AGP slot
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Oh and there isnt a PCI card that will play new games. end of story.
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6600GT isnt PCI is it?
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no, its AGP or Pci-Express. PCI and PCI-Express are totally different. Your mobo might have AGP but definently wont have PCi-E
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Yea im hoping it does!
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You will also want another stick of ram for your hell PC as well.

That 2nd chaintech 5700LE looks pretty nice if you want a PCI card, even though it will be bottlenecked by the interface
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So i shouldnt go with the 256 mb one?
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