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Old 03-06-2007, 03:34 PM   #1
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Default Noob needs help with GFX card

Hey guys, have a Dimension 1100, need to find out if the PC has an AGP/PCI slot to upgrade card, believe it has integrated Intel graphics at the moment, just not sure whether it has the right bus for a new card

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Old 03-06-2007, 04:15 PM   #2
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I think it just has a PCI slot. You could always open up the case and look to be sure. Here's a comparison of the cards, so you can figure out which slot it is by the notches:


If it is PCI, a good card you get get would be something like this:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814102533
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Old 03-06-2007, 07:24 PM   #3
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i got the radeon 9250 and it runs pretty well if you only have pci avaible all i had was agp 1x\2x runs my RTS like i want it to on a cpu that can go to 25% usage switching web pages and 512mb sdram. i use this rule for that card if it requires more(the game) than 64mb ram then you wont be able run it(slow clocks\ram pci etc.) can overclock core to 300mhz ez
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Old 03-06-2007, 08:40 PM   #4
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If you open up the case and look at the card slots there will be 3-5 pci slots that are white. If you have an AGP slot it will be at the top, it will be brown and slightly offset from the others.
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Old 03-07-2007, 07:41 AM   #5
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Ok, well I took the case off and this is what I saw;



What you guys reckon it is?
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Old 03-07-2007, 07:52 AM   #6
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Also how can I find out how fast the bus is? I know that it's supposed to be 16x, right?
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its a pci slot. pci is 1x lol

get the radeon 9250
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1x??

Isn't that going to be really shit though?
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Old 03-07-2007, 08:27 AM   #9
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Radeon 9250 eBay

This will fit? My main reasoning is that I want to play WoW better - this will do the job?
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1x??

Isn't that going to be really shit though?
well thats what you get with pci :P
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