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Old 03-26-2010, 12:28 AM   #1
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Hi

i am buying a pci graphics card, and i was checking my motherboard to see if its compatiable with my mother board, but for some reason the pci slot is not on the mother board, i have a 965G motherboard.

i am not sure whats happend with the mother board, as i bought the computer refurbished.

anyone have suggestions on what to do other than buy a new computer or motherboard

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Old 03-26-2010, 12:40 AM   #2
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I have no idea what you mean, but if the card is really PCI, and that is all your mobo supports, you really need to just get a new computer.
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well i can't affod a new computer, so thats out of the question, the intel website says the motherboard supports 16x pci express cards, and the graphic card i'm buying is a pci express card, though when i checked the motherboard itself, the slot is not there,

so i'm wondering if i'm just blind or does it not exist
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post a picture of your Mobo
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Looks like your motherboard only has standard PCI slots.
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you can not put a PCI E 16x GPU in that.
sry.
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I'm sorry but you'd spend more money buying a "nice" PCI graphics card than you would getting another motherboard and a better AGP or PCI-express card.
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If you are not looking to run much, this'll do. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814187041

It should run most games on lower settings.
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well i can't affod a new computer, so thats out of the question, the intel website says the motherboard supports 16x pci express cards, and the graphic card i'm buying is a pci express card, though when i checked the motherboard itself, the slot is not there,

so i'm wondering if i'm just blind or does it not exist
You've got an OEM machine, right? (Dell, HP, Compaq, etc)

Even if the chipset (965G in your case) supports PCI-e slots, the manufacturer doesn't have to put the slot there. If you look close you can see the solder point where the slot would go. They left it off to cut costs. This is pretty common with OEM manufacturers...the one I'm using now it like that.
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