Hi was checking what would be a good PCI video card?
My wifes son has a Dell Dimension 3000. He is trying to play LOTR. But it looks like the on board video is lacking. Get an error trying to open. Googling I have found people suggesting a 6200 OC PCI edition card but it is 150 dollars. I was checking if any cheaper cards were around that could play LOTR that are only PCI for this allready outdated system? Or if it is not worth it. The mobo is lacking a pci-e and agp slot which stinks.
And yes if you son is gameing it is time for a new PC
Also I have a old Dell 3000 using ths card. Only problem I have had is that when dell makes these PC they only build them for what they put in them!!
What I'm geting at is, when I put this card in the heat it makes will give you BSOD from over heating afther say 2 Hr of gaming. So what I did was take the #2 5.5 bay cover off to give it some more air.
Also you can upgrade the case fan in the back to one that has a higher CFM
to move more air.
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