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Old 04-30-2005, 08:31 PM   #1
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i'm getting a new video card for my comp and i was wondering if there were certain requirements for video cards.
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Old 04-30-2005, 08:43 PM   #2
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First off do you know if you have an AGP, PCI, or PCI express slot?
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list your computers specs
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i'm not to sure what specs you want as in AGP or PCI, i can tell you that it is a Dell 3000 2.6 ghz celeron, 80gb harddrive, 256 ram, i don't know how to find the other specs. if you tell me how i'll look them up.
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open your case do you see below the CPU are all the slots ligned up or is the top one over to the right a little, and probualy a different color? if so agp
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It probably doesn't have an AGP slot. The Dimension 3000 have integrated graphics. If you do expand on the video card, it'll probably have to go into a PCI slot.
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i'm not to sure what specs you want as in AGP or PCI, i can tell you that it is a Dell 3000 2.6 ghz celeron, 80gb harddrive, 256 ram, i don't know how to find the other specs. if you tell me how i'll look them up.
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i opened it up and it was 3 white slots all in the same line
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Is there a 4th slot at all, a brown slot that sits above theM?
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Old 05-01-2005, 02:50 AM   #10
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nop just the 3 white ones
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pci slots. your going to have to get a PCI graphics card, im thinkg geforce fx5700?
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ok i wa looking at a website and it says PCI and PCI express, does it matter which one?
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yes!! be careful PCI express is much longer than a PCI card. only get a card if it says PCI. they will be very cheap not nearly as much as a PCI-EX card. pci-ex is also way faster
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Here, get this one, it won't bottleneck that BUS, but will perform fairly well.

http://www2.newegg.com/Product/Produ...82E16814140041
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Wheeler that sounds and looks like a fairly Decent card for you, i would take a good look EasternDigital has never steared me wrong.
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so should i go with pci-ex because to me it seems like there is alot of room for a longer card,

i don't want to spend much more than $125-$150.
this is the website to the store that i'll probably buy one from www.memoryexpress.com, could you guys take alook and tell me which ones i should be looking at,
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First off Wheeler if you wanted to get a PCI-EX you would need a Motherboard that could supprot it meaning you would have to buy anotherone. PCI-EX is not cheap, they are top of the line video cards, most of the time. You can only go with "PCI" and ill search, for one, but you can also the more money the more better, trial and error always will set you ahead from someone that just gets everything thrown at them, but for sure you are doing the right thing by asking. And BY no means am i saying dont ask, compare the cards you want see which one has more options, more res anything you want its cool. Just post we will tell you.
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Do you have a PCI - E motherboard to take PCI express?
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David, if im not mistaken he has PCI, cause he said they where white and in a row. PCI-E usualy on has one or two and are a different color most likely. And the only one i would go to is the 256mb Ram PCI video card.

Wheeler go to that site, click on the Video card section go to PCI section and go to the one that is 256mb ram, if your going to order from that site that would be the best bet, but i realy would buy from someone with more a reputation and always make sure when you purchase something it comes witha warrenty.
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i'm mainly just buying from this site because there based in calgary and i can't order stuff off of the net, i'm probably buying there unless i can find a better one from a different store
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