PCI Graphics cards

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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  1. bump?
  2. 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.
  3. p4 3.0 ghz is running probably pci-e or agp, pci video cards have been done away with for a few years now
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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?
  7. 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?
  8. 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
  9. 5 to 6 cents
  10. 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....
  11. 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


    Anonymous said:
    5 to 6 cents


    For the whole lot.
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