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Best PCI video card for an old pc.

I have an old Dell Dimension 2100 w/ a 900MHz Celeron, 512MB RAM, WinXP Pro and an open PCI slot. What is the best PCI video card to enable smooth Flash (hulu, etc.) playback via Composite video out, and would it even make a difference?
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  1. inimcus said:
    I have an old Dell Dimension 2100 w/ a 900MHz Celeron, 512MB RAM, WinXP Pro and an open PCI slot. What is the best PCI video card to enable smooth Flash (hulu, etc.) playback via Composite video out, and would it even make a difference?


    My last PCI card was a GeForce 8400 GS. I'm not sure if the come in more than one model or not , but I remember it had vga, dvi, and s video connectors. I'm a gamer so I obvioulsy had to upgrade my MB to one with a PCI-E slot
  2. PCI card is expensive:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814129063
    or
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814139054

    I think you will better save your money to buy a whole new system, cause your Celeron 900MHz will be too low, even for watching video...
  3. They're not expensive. Newegg has about 10 of them around $50.00 and you can probably find one even cheaper on ebay

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&N=2010380048%201069609642&bop=And&Order=PRICE&PageSize=20
  4. You must not have read the title of the thread. The OP is not looking for a pci-e card
  5. Thanks everyone. I'm gonna keep my eyes peeled for a used one, but I think a newer system might be in order. This one was free, so I wouldn't be out anything. It'll do the job of being a touchscreen jukebox for the time being, the full media center thing can wait a little bit.
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