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March 14, 2008 4:20:27 PM

hi, first of all my specs are P4 3.0ghz, 1gig ram 320mhz, gecube 256 PCI 9250
i'm a bit confused as wheen i look at the 9250 prices its around 45quid but for an 8500gt its 60quid ? when i thought there would have been a massive difference between the two.
My point is i was going to sell a few things and buy a new card for newer games like crysis, oblivion etc, and mainly to run cs 1.6 and constant 100fps, is there a good PCI card that i can buy which isn't 100quid +, or is it worth not bothering and getting a 400quid rig in the future, thanks

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March 14, 2008 4:42:52 PM

For the price of a good PCI card (there is no good PCI cards btw) you couldve bought a new CPU / Mobo & 2GB Ram.

So... sell what you've got and buy all new... throwing money at an old machine will cost more in the long run and you'll still be unhappy.
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March 14, 2008 5:15:29 PM

p4 3.0 ghz is running probably pci-e or agp, pci video cards have been done away with for a few years now
March 14, 2008 5:45:29 PM

Yeah most likely an AGP slot with that board, unless its a really **** board.

DDR Ram and AGP

DDR2 Ram and PCI-E

General rule.
March 14, 2008 5:53:00 PM

What are you really talking about????

Is it that your computer does not come with a pci-e 16x slot
or a AGP slot and you only have the pci options?

Some cheap Dell's are like that, is that what you have?

Or you are confusing pci-e and pci?

Or you have a pic-e slot but are using a pci card for some reason?
if so sell the card, it will fetch a $10 premium as some are looking for pci.

Part two:
you are looking for a new video card, who much do you want to spend ( I guess in quids)

If you are stuck with plain PCI slot, don't bather but instead get a new
motherboard or system.
March 14, 2008 6:36:22 PM

I have an old ISA video card that may fit the board...if its really that old. It even has 128k RAM!

Are you sure you dont mean PCI-E?
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March 14, 2008 7:14:45 PM

I used to own a Compaq running a Northwood Celeron that only had PCI slots. It is possible to get an OEM machine with only PCI slots. However, with P4's, they always had a GPU slot, rather it be AGP or PCIe. Could you post the model of your motherboard?
March 14, 2008 9:37:20 PM

PCI, NOT PCI-Express, PCI, thats PCI btw, and if you didn't catch that, PCI(NO - E), its a dimension 3000, i have 2 9250's to cell (PCI) and 1 medion 9800XXL (AGP), how much do you think ill get for them
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March 15, 2008 1:33:51 AM

5 to 6 cents

March 15, 2008 1:47:57 AM

i've seen a nvidia 3d fuzion [BFG tech} 6200 and a ATi x1300 made by visiontek, but I wouldnt bother with those...
to tell you the truth, sell what u got and upgrade, and yes they made P4 3ghz systems wiht no PIC-E slots or AGP for that matter, so get ur facts straight....BTW those are found in pre-built systems , like gateways, dells, emachines, so on and so on... but those are old....
March 15, 2008 2:10:11 AM

omniwalker said:
PCI, NOT PCI-Express, PCI, thats PCI btw, and if you didn't catch that, PCI(NO - E), its a dimension 3000, i have 2 9250's to cell (PCI) and 1 medion 9800XXL (AGP), how much do you think ill get for them


spentshells said:
5 to 6 cents


For the whole lot.

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