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PCI Express on AGP-only PC ???

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September 24, 2007 9:22:23 AM

Hello there,

I have 2 PCs, and decided PC B (with a Geforce 2 MX) needed a graphic card upgrade. I wanted to buy a Geforce 8xxx series for PC A (the fastest one) and cascade its GeForce 6600 LE onto PC B.

I forgot, PC B has only PCI & AGP slots, while the GeForce 6600 LE is a PCI Express card.

So, is it possible to work around this ? Some PCI Express to AGP adapter maybe ?

If not, I got a GeForce 6600 LE for sale... Please make offers :/ 

Thanks in advance

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September 24, 2007 10:01:57 AM

That won't really work; I'm sorry.
September 24, 2007 10:08:17 AM

No, and I'll give you $1.00 if you pay shipping.
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September 24, 2007 10:19:36 AM

Thanks for your quick replies, and Gh0stDrag0, I'm afraid I'll have to refuse your proposal. ;) 

So I have two options:
1. nail the GeForce 6600 LE on the wall for decorative purposes
2. plug the GeForce 6600 LE onto the 8800 through that SLI thingie - is that possible ?
September 24, 2007 10:23:23 AM

No; SLI only with the same cards.
September 24, 2007 10:34:41 AM

OK, thanks

*takes his hammer*
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September 24, 2007 10:39:05 AM

mll said:
Hello there,

I have 2 PCs, and decided PC B (with a Geforce 2 MX) needed a graphic card upgrade. I wanted to buy a Geforce 8xxx series for PC A (the fastest one) and cascade its GeForce 6600 LE onto PC B.

I forgot, PC B has only PCI & AGP slots, while the GeForce 6600 LE is a PCI Express card.

So, is it possible to work around this ? Some PCI Express to AGP adapter maybe ?

If not, I got a GeForce 6600 LE for sale... Please make offers :/ 

Thanks in advance

What is your current rig's specifications? Did you buy anything yet? If you were buying a GPU, how much do you have to spend? You know you could probably upgrade PC B fairly cheaply these days?
September 24, 2007 2:58:16 PM

lunyone said:
What is your current rig's specifications? Did you buy anything yet? If you were buying a GPU, how much do you have to spend? You know you could probably upgrade PC B fairly cheaply these days?

*looks up the meaning of "rig"* OK, here's what Belarc Advisor says:
Quote:
2,67 gigahertz Intel Pentium 4
8 kilobyte primary memory cache
512 kilobyte secondary memory cache
Board: Intel Corporation D845PESV AAA97669-107
Bus Clock: 133 megahertz
512 Megabytes Installed Memory
NVIDIA GeForce2 MX
Windows XP SP2


Yes, I bought for PC A a Geforce 8800 GTS (following the advice here) already.
For PC B, I didn't buy anything yet. I hesitate on buying it a GeForce 7600 GS (folllwing advice here). But the buyout of the 8800 made me a little bit poor. :) 

Your idea of upgrading PC B sounds interesting, but I'm rather a hardware noob. If I want it to be PCI Express compatible, don't I need to replace the motherboard ? And doesn't it require skills if I keep the CPU, Ram etc ? And if I *don't* keep the CPU, Ram etc, woudn't it be costly ?
September 24, 2007 3:14:26 PM

It would be possible to have a multi GPU setup with those two cards (just not SLI) ... this would be useful if you wanted to have a 3 monitor setup... I suppose that'd work... but if you just needed a dual monitor setup, any 8800 card is going to be able to handle that on its own.
September 24, 2007 3:17:56 PM

What are you planning on using the old PC for? Media, web-surfing, server??? That could have an impact on whether or not you just want to leave it be.
September 24, 2007 3:29:29 PM

Can't you buy a pci to pci-express riser? or something like that?
September 24, 2007 4:35:01 PM

I would suggest upgrading PC B's ram to at least 1GB (if not 2GB) and upgrading the video card to an x1650 pro or x1950GT (both available in AGP flavor from Newegg and others for $90-130). That would make it a viable gaming/multipurpose machine for all but the latest games.
September 24, 2007 5:15:28 PM

KyleSTL said:
What are you planning on using the old PC for? Media, web-surfing, server??? That could have an impact on whether or not you just want to leave it be.

Gaming for kids. What made me want to upgrade it is Toblo refusing to run on my Geforce 2.
September 24, 2007 5:16:26 PM

cruiseoveride said:
Can't you buy a pci to pci-express riser? or something like that?

I'd love to hear that something like that exists. Cheaply. :) 
September 24, 2007 5:24:14 PM

mtyermom said:
I would suggest upgrading PC B's ram to at least 1GB (if not 2GB) and upgrading the video card to an x1650 pro or x1950GT (both available in AGP flavor from Newegg and others for $90-130). That would make it a viable gaming/multipurpose machine for all but the latest games.

Sure, that's what I was considering, but I'd rather use my Geforce 6 if possible.
September 24, 2007 6:29:54 PM

The PCIe GF6 isn't gonna work, I'd suggest eBay or Craigslist sale. I love my 7600GS, and it sips power, so that would not force you to invest in a new PSU. My 2 cents.
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