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A Video Card Question

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May 17, 2009 12:03:47 AM

I have a motherboard that has 2xPCI, 1xPCI Express x16

Which I have little to no idea what it means. SO, My question is, what would be a good, if not best video card for gaming that I could get for under 100 online. Thank you in advance.

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May 17, 2009 12:13:42 AM

Just thought I would add a little more information about my computer. 2.0gb ram, Intel Core 2 Duo E4600, and my current Video card is a nVIDIA GeForce 8300 GS.
May 17, 2009 12:41:41 AM

I would say the ATI 4770 for sure.

It lies inbetween the 4830 and the 4850.

First and for most - What kind of Motherboard are you running on, depending on the type, you could only be able to run Nvidia or both.
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May 17, 2009 1:06:02 AM

model? or what? Motherboard Chipset: Intel G33 (Bearlake-G) + ICH9R

Motherboard Model: Dell Inc. 0RY007

Edit: Im also pretty sure I do not have PCI 2.0 compatibility.
May 17, 2009 2:11:36 AM

XFX PVT96OZDFU GeForce 9600 GSO 1GB 128-bit GDDR2 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card

I decided to get this video card, upon suggestion from a friend who said PCI Express 2.0 will work with 1.0 for the most part.
a b U Graphics card
a b V Motherboard
May 17, 2009 4:07:09 AM

PCI-E 2.0 will work fully in a PCI-E 1.0 board (I did it with my 4850 before upgrading). The main issue is whether you have enough power supply for your new card (which you probably do for a 9600, but it is always worth checking.
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