pci/pca/isa slots?

I'm trying to install a second monitor (Photoshop work) into a machine which (according to the mfs's site) has 2 ISA and 2 PCA slots. The motherboard seems to be a Micro ATX.

The graphics card (Radeon 7000) needs a PCI Universal slot. (I don't know squat about slots.)

Anyone able to help me out?

If I don't have a PCI slot in the machine is there an adapter?

Can I get a ISA video card for the second monitor, use the existing one for one monitor? (PCA slots are used up by modem and USB 2.0 cards.)

Am I totally and fatally confused?
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  1. Take the cover off and have a long look at what is there. Then research installing pci/isa cards on the Internet... look at motherboard layouts... and if there is no pci slot, throw the computer away! If it is a 2/2 board like you say but a PCChips motherboard, still throw the computer away!

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  2. yes, if it is a pc chips mobo, smash it into tiny pieces, they are worse than the devil on heroine.

    my computer is so fast, it completes an endless loop in less than 4 seconds!
  3. Here, this is what the different slots look like:

    <A HREF="http://www.ramelectronics.net/assets/images/slot-types.jpg" target="_new">http://www.ramelectronics.net/assets/images/slot-types.jpg</A>

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  4. What the hell is a PCA slot? Ive never heard of those maybe they are the new graphics! Poor Crap AGP!! Seriously what is a PCA slot?

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  5. no clue. Typo maybe

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  6. It's not a typo. PCA slot is some sort of shared ISA/PCI slot like the one shown in <A HREF="http://mama.indstate.edu/users/bonner/wacky_mobo.jpg" target="_new">this picture</A> (the long black & white colored slot at the bottom).
  7. Never seen one. Thx for the info.

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