Got a problem, i have a dell dimension 2400 computer. There are just PCI-slots on the motherboard. It´s a P4 2.4GHz with 768MB memory. Are there any reasonbly priced PCI-cards that is worth buying, I don't expect to play the newest games, like doom3, but some of the more popular ones released a year ago, and earlier.
How much, if possible at all, do i have to pay for such a card?
Of course all the new stuff is better but that does not mean davjak needs the latest suff.
Dav-dude before you shell out any hard earned cash, check your MB and make sure it lacks an AGP slot. One other guy was asking about PCI video and when he opened up his case he discovered his MB did in fact have an AGP slot so he didn't need to settle for a crummy PCI based video solution.
EDIT: I checked and the Dell 2400 does not have an AGP slot. It is still a good idea anyone eles thinking about PCI video to check the MB first.
I copied this discussion from another forum:
03-15-2005, 11:39 PM
Why Must People doubt PCI cards? What have they done to you? Nothing... I have a GeForce FX 5500 and I can run Far Cry on High at 800x600. Why must you anger me with these false claims! Also Overclocking doesn't hurt either . I can overclock this Bad boy to 360/480 and no artifacts :grinthumb . So chew on that for a bit.
03-16-2005, 01:50 AM
I agree with crazy_comp_dude there is virtually no performance difference between an AGP and a PCI based version of a video card on lower resolutions. As for you running far cry you will be able to get 30fps give or take depending on how much is going on screen at 800*600 resolution but there will be alot of slowdowns in certain areas of the games. Maybe crazy_comp_dude can tell you how many frames per second he gets out of his card but below are the benchmarks from two sites with various cards they dont include the 5500 that crazy_comp_dude has but it does contain 5200, 5600, 5700, etc