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Old 06-27-2005, 04:24 PM   #1
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Default How do i know i have PCI Express slot?

ive recently been looking into buying a new video card. i was looking at the 6600gt 128mb 8x agp ( http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applicatio...1824&CatId=880 )
but im not quite sure if i have PCI express slots... i look on my motherboard and i see 3 slots that look like this...

so dose that mean i can buy a PCI express card?
and is it really worth the extra money to buy a PCI card, besides the fact that you can make it SLi, like is there that much of a difference in performance.
same card but in PCI with SLi ready.
( http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applicatio...Tab=2&NoMapp=0 )
is it worth the extra money? ( i wont be setting it up with SLi)
im trying to get optimal performance on Call of Duty:UO and Call of Duty:2 when it comes out. preferably above 300fps.
so should i get the 6600gt agp or the 6600gt pci?
(Im in Canada so thats why prices seem so high)
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Old 06-27-2005, 04:31 PM   #2
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nope ... normal pci slots. PCI-E slots look like a cross between those pci slots and an agp slot. A PCI-E slot will have a snap lock like the agp slot has, but still look very similar to a pci slot.
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Old 06-27-2005, 04:38 PM   #3
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Over 300FPS? You probally wouldn't notice much difference once you reach 60-100.. lol.

I think a 6600GT is great, but if you'd like to and have the money for it, try a 6800GT because it'll last longer as far as being able to play newer games with high settings.

As far as an AGP and PCI-E slot.. theres not too much difference between the two. PCI-E is supposed to be better I believe, because of 16X rather than AGP (4-8), but thats fine. Many people use an AGP slot and are happy with it.. so don't fret. Just use what your motherboard will allow you to..
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Originally Posted by Tribut3
ive recently been looking into buying a new video card. i was looking at the 6600gt 128mb 8x agp ( http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applicatio...1824&CatId=880 )
but im not quite sure if i have PCI express slots... i look on my motherboard and i see 3 slots that look like this...

so dose that mean i can buy a PCI express card?
and is it really worth the extra money to buy a PCI card, besides the fact that you can make it SLi, like is there that much of a difference in performance.
same card but in PCI with SLi ready.
( http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applicatio...Tab=2&NoMapp=0 )
is it worth the extra money? ( i wont be setting it up with SLi)
im trying to get optimal performance on Call of Duty:UO and Call of Duty:2 when it comes out. preferably above 300fps.
so should i get the 6600gt agp or the 6600gt pci?
(Im in Canada so thats why prices seem so high)
you're going to have to have an agp card, those are regular pci slots. and as far as sli goes, even if you did have pci-e you couldn't just plug 2 sli cards in, you have to have an sli motherboard.
don't get a pci vid card, stick with agp.
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