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Thread: PCI-E compatable with today's PCI?




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    Just to ask...

    I have a computer that has no AGP slots!!! Even though my computer is the latest around. Anyway i was just wandering does this mean that a pci express graphics card will fit into my normal pci slot?
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    Quote Originally Posted by jag2k4
    Just to ask...

    I have a computer that has no AGP slots!!! Even though my computer is the latest around. Anyway i was just wandering does this mean that a pci express graphics card will fit into my normal pci slot?
    :shrug:
    in a word? no
    I've gone too far and need to move on!

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    Damn!!! Well thanks minibubba

    I dont know why but for some reason my games slow down a lot. I have the latest drivers for my Geforce FX 5200 64mb PCI. Can you give any tips to speed them up?

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    a new graphics card.
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    split this from the other thread to avoid getting it off subject.

    Like Fatguy3 said, you need a better video card. The 5200 is a budget card in every way. It would also help a great deal to get a better motherboard that has AGP.
    I've gone too far and need to move on!

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    Yes to get better video performance ya goin' to have to replace that mobo for one with an AGP slot but dependin' on what other hardware that ya have there a whole new system maybe a better course of action.

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    All my other hardware is fine I got a

    Pentium 4 2.8ghz
    512mb ram
    80gb hard drive 7200rpm
    Direct X 9.0b (if it makes a differance)
    Geforce FX 5200 64mb PCI

    I got the computer from Dell. It runs games like Vice City and Unreal Tournmant 2003 fine. But games like Halo run crap. The graphics card as T&L and Vertex Shader 2.0 and Pixel Shader 2.0. But i dunno. Are Geforce 3's any good since the Xbox has one?:confused:

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    One quick question, when I look through my case window, I don't see my DirectX 9.0b, can you tell me where to look??(jk (:)

    Well, I would definitely advise you to get a new mobo, because when I ran a PCI card with much higher clock specs than a 9200 my friend had on an identical system, his was clearly performing much better. His clock speeds were around 200 for core/mem, and mine were much closer to 300(can't remember exact clocks), so think about that.:thumb:

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    Direct X 9.0b are drivers for windows. Some games such as Halo need it to run. You cant see it inside your base unit. You just download it from Microsoft.com or something.
    :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by jag2k4
    Direct X 9.0b are drivers for windows. Some games such as Halo need it to run. You cant see it inside your base unit. You just download it from Microsoft.com or something.
    :)
    it was a joke (thus the "jk"), i assure you he wasn't serious ;)

    anyway, even the agp version of the 5200 is poor for gaming. If you want a gaming PC you are going to have to buy a new AGP video card as well as a motherboard that supports AGP, like I already said.
    I've gone too far and need to move on!

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