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What are some good cheap PCI-e 1x or PCI cards?

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a b U Graphics card
October 1, 2008 10:54:37 PM

I just got a computer with a PCI Express 1x slot and a PCI slot. No 16x slot. Are there any decent cheap video cards that would improve the look of vista for me? Not going to game or anything.
a b U Graphics card
October 2, 2008 12:01:21 AM

I replaced the integrated graphics in a Dell3100 that had gone bad with this Nvidia 6200.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
They noticed no difference between it and their old integrated video down to video quality, frame rates of games at same settings. So you'd have to go to a more powerful card for any noticeable difference.
The PCI cards are pretty limited and pretty expensive.. Here's a chart showing comparative power of graphic cards.
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/Best-Graphics-Card,...
The X1550 and the 2400 PRO should be a bit better, but they're not cheap.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
I really can't say if they'd be an improvement to what you already have. Good luck.
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