Best PCI Card

Nov 27, 2005
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I need an PCI graphics card but couldn't seem to find any! All I've been seeing is PCI E (express) Does anyone know were i could find a plain old PCI card?! I've searched newegg but all i found was this: :x

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16814139144

This would work on mine but i was looking for a little more bigger and better card like an 6600 or 6800 geforce or ATI Radeon 9500-9800 XT. I just wanna have enough power to play farcry and need for speed underground/most wanted. Please help me find one for my computer and i will greatly apreciate it!
 
May 29, 2005
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You need to really know what your looking for when buy a video card. Normal PCI slots are WAY to slow for any video card made in the last 9 years or so. There are still normal video cards that can go into a normal PCI slot but they are horrible. AGP slots then came and was standard for a long time. Now there's a new PCI slot that way faster and can handle new video cards and it's called PCI-E.

If you want a PCI video card then it will be so crappy it couldn't even play any games that you would want to play. You must have AGP then and if not then your motherboard doesn't support ether PCI-E or AGP. If that's the case then your srewed bad. Find out what your motherboard supports and then post here again.
 
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If your tight on money, and need a new card to play your older games. Then the best you can get is an FX 5500- not the best, but it'll get the job done.
 
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Surferman said:
Find out what your motherboard supports and then post here again.
It only supports PCI NOT PCIE and i just wanted to find the best card out there for PCI
I'm so sorry to hear that! Keep looking around but I think the best you can get is the one you posted first. Your motherboard isn't very good for graphics cards and be careful when buying a motherboard or full computer from a company. If you want to play new games then all I can say is get a new motherboard that supports PCI-E and/or AGP.
 
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Thanks for helping me. I've been through 4 graphics cards now that none of them fit. Im probally gonna forget my PC Gaming and get the PS3 when its realsed
 
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That's why I'm getting a PS3 ^^^

But I have a question. What about a Pentium 4. You think that could support a PCI-E? I know it could support a AGP, but I don't have the slot. There's a place for putting the slot but it didn't come with the computer. So, does anyone know if a Pentium 4 supports a PCI-E slot?
 

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It's funny how these compnays are phaseing out APG crads all ready.
they not even used a APG card to the max yet.
but its all about money.
i have a pc mazgine from like 8 months ago.
they did a shot out with a aleinware gameing rig vs a voodoo
they where set up the same and the alien ware had a APG card.
and it was better then the voodoo card with the pci video card.

I WILL NEVER BUILD ANOTHER GAMEING PC.
ITS AWASTE OF MONEY