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Compaq presario gfx card help!!!

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August 11, 2007 5:02:20 AM

I'm planning to buy a graphics card for my old computer which is a compaq presario 5000, but I'm wondering if this video card could fit my computer.

If u guys don't know at all can u give me the measurements of a pci express slot?

Heres an example of what my motherboard looks like

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August 11, 2007 5:48:10 AM

If that is your motherboard, then you can only use PCI graphics cards. You really can't get much performance out of PCI as the bus is too low bandwidth for modern graphics and the fastest PCI card out there is an X1300 PCI
August 12, 2007 12:00:58 AM

Actually, I think there is an X1550, but still that's not that great. You may want to consider saving for a new PC.
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August 12, 2007 12:03:52 AM

so in other words that card won't fit and nor will any decent ones
August 12, 2007 12:32:28 AM

Well, the cards you could get would be fine for 2D applications and movie watching, but don't expect to be doing any recent games on them at decent settings, especially with the fact that the CPU and ram that would be in a computer that age are very weak also.