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Old 02-24-2009, 04:06 PM   #1
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How do I tell if I need a PCI or PCI-E for my rig. My mobo is intel D945GTP, please?

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Old 02-24-2009, 04:13 PM   #2
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http://www.intel.com/products/mother...5gtp/index.htm
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How do I tell if I need a PCI or PCI-E for my rig. My mobo is intel D945GTP, please?

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You can buy a PCI-E card for your motherboard.
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Old 02-24-2009, 05:21 PM   #4
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would this card work on my mobo? Please let me know.

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http://www.allstarshop.com/shop/product.asp?pid=9821
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would this card work on my mobo? Please let me know.

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http://www.allstarshop.com/shop/product.asp?pid=9821
Yep, any PCI-E card will work.
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Old 02-24-2009, 05:44 PM   #6
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Would that card be able to use all of vista features? Does vista require D9 or 10X? Also, how can I tell if that card is D9 or 10X?

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Would that card be able to use all of vista features? Does vista require D9 or 10X? Also, how can I tell if that card is D9 or 10X?
Vista doesn't require a DX10 card, it will run fine with a DX9 card, you just won't get the benefit of some of the subtle graphical improvements DX10 brings in games that support it.
And a DX9 card will run Aero just fine.

You can tell whether a card is DX9 or DX10 by looking at it's specs. If you're talking about your own card, find out it's model and then search for it's specs on Google.
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Would that card be able to use all of vista features? Does vista require D9 or 10X? Also, how can I tell if that card is D9 or 10X?

thx for helping me.
to be honest that card sucks and is way overpriced if that's USD, plus they don't even carry it, my guess is because it's really old, the best ATI card around that price is this ASUS 4830 $108.50 + shipping after mail in rebate
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Old 02-24-2009, 06:02 PM   #9
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I am not looking for a card that is good for gaming as i am not a gamer. I just want to use aero's other features. Trust me, I would not pay that price for that card. So is it suitable for vista's areo and no gaming? Please let me know.

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I am not looking for a card that is good for gaming as i am not a gamer. I just want to use aero's other features. Trust me, I would not pay that price for that card. So is it suitable for vista's areo and no gaming? Please let me know.

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then this card would be fine for you and it's about 1/3 the price of the 4830...

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