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Old 04-20-2007, 09:14 PM   #1
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Ok my system is dated as it only accepts AGP. I have a X1950Pro 512MB graphics card that I bought the other week and I thought it would give me freeview but it didn't. I don't know alot about computers and thought a graphics card was for television. Anyhow I found out I need a DVB-t Tv Tuner, but I can only find ones with a PCI slot. Can anyone point me in the direction, a direct link would be useful to get a DVB-t Tv Tuner with a AGP slot? Or are these just not available anymore which will mean I wasted my time in getting the sapphire card thing!!!! And I will have to upgrade! AGAIN!!!
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Old 04-20-2007, 10:38 PM   #2
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PCI has been around quite A while, I am fairly sure you would have at least one...look on you're motherboard for a white slot...AGP are for graphics cards, not for TV Tuner cards

You are probably confusing PCI with PCI-Express, the latter being something only more modern PCs have

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Old 04-20-2007, 10:55 PM   #3
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My computer is two years old now.


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Old 04-20-2007, 11:15 PM   #4
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Most of the TV Tuners are PCI. There really shouldn't be problems with them.
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Old 04-20-2007, 11:36 PM   #5
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OK i decided to install the graphics card, i need a molex to pcie power converter, any ideas anyone if i can get one?
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Old 04-21-2007, 12:10 AM   #6
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Comes with the card.
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Old 04-21-2007, 12:44 AM   #7
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Yes, usually they come with the card. I know the store i work at sells them so i'm sure others do. I do belive newegg has them too, but i don't know for sure.
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Unfortunately it didn't come with the card but i'm looking for one now. Another problem is that the grapics card takes up two slots and there is a metal bar between each slot on my pc. Is there any way around this?
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Depening on what that bar is for yes. If it is there to support the side cover (can't see why, but just incase), then i wouldn't wanna mess with it. However, if it's just there to be there, you could probally take a pair of tin-snips and cut it off. Just be carefull that you don't cut any wires, or scrape any boards.
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My computer has a Athlon fx-55 processor, i may purchase the fx-60, is it just a case of swapping them over?
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