AHA! My PCI-E Problem

GraJohnson75

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Yesterday, I posted a thread about not having a PCI-E in my computer (Dell Dimension E310, 2.8 Ghz, 1 GB of RAM, 160 GB Hard Drive, Intel 910GL Express Chipset, Windows XP Pro). Well, I cracked her open again just to see if I may be wrong about my computer not having a PCI-E slot... and I was. My computer has a PCI-E x1 slot however I am not sure what this means for me. My goal is to run Aero on my computer and because Intel refuses to update the 910GL driver :)mad:) I am stuck searching for an alternative. One option is installing a PCI-E graphics card. However, most of the PCI-E graphics cards that I see on the web look to for x16 slots. Is there a graphics card for x1 slots?
 

bullzi

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im sure there are graphics cards that fit x1 but none of which would be even remotely close to being able to run aero... if im wrong, somebody enlighten me... i just about got the E310 a couple years ago, but instead got an E510 because of the x16 so i could upgrade later on, you might be forced to keep this computer as a server and get a new one to game with or at least one with x16 pci
 

GraJohnson75

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Yea that was another option too... just go with a PCI standard card. I was just curious as to whether a PCI x1 would be better than a standard PCI slot but it sounds like it's not.

My only concern with a PCI graphics card is that with my computer there is not much room between the slots and the actually case itself. I could care less if the card were to extend a bit beyond the machine however the card may not even fit through the opening.
 

Juice1

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Get the FX5500, I have one, It's OK for light gaming, WoW, CS:S, HL2, et cetera.
 

Atomic Rooster

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Yea that was another option too... just go with a PCI standard card. I was just curious as to whether a PCI x1 would be better than a standard PCI slot but it sounds like it's not.

My only concern with a PCI graphics card is that with my computer there is not much room between the slots and the actually case itself. I could care less if the card were to extend a bit beyond the machine however the card may not even fit through the opening.
Don't worry, a PCI video card will fit just fine in your case.
 
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