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PCI video card

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by zimbo, Nov 24, 2006.

  1. zimbo
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    I cant remember if the same applies to PCI as they do to AGP so someone needs to remind me.

    As we know certain motherboards have certain AGP slot versions 1,2,4,8 and that on a AGP 1 you cant put a AGP 8 card in for example.

    Well the question is PCI there is nothing like that right? or is there? I can slot any PCI graphics card into a PCI slot right?

    ps PCI not PCI-E 8)
     
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  2. Boycie
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    Correct. You can put the graphics card wherever you want 8)

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  3. Bluerinse
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    LOL Zimbo, are you working in the uni PC museum :twisted:
     
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  4. Sparky
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    LOL!

    I remember when PCI graphics cards came out. The general opinion was dont touch them as AGP cards offer better performace. 8)
     
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    Sparky IIRC PCI graphics cards pre-dated AGP by quite some time, a few years I think :rolleyes:
     
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    Whoops, to be honest I’ve totally lost touch with hardware specs since I’ve stopped playing games (still play the odd game now and again though).

    I remember the computer mags reviewing graphics cards and pointing out that PCI cards just couldn’t match AGP cards. I had one of the 3dfx cards that don’t even exist anymore, happy days! :biggrin
     
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    Don't laugh, one of my XP machines on my home domain has a slot processor and ISA graphics!

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    surprised XP can even run on it mate :biggrin
     
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    to be honest, with 256 and no AV it ain't that bad believe it or not!

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    I presume that slot processor is an Intel P2 monstosity :rolleyes:
     
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    yep :D
     
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    the reason im asking is im looking for pc parts to build a linux box or two... so thats why the performance no matter. i got a mobo with no graphics card and just wanted to check up with you guys.


    BTW anyone here got any old parts for sale? eg 20gb hdd, mobos, ram reasonable cpu etc no case or nothing since i got to take them with me back to cyp.

    why i dont buy them in cyp? well because there they think they can sell a mmx for 200 quid - get the idea? :biggrin
     
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    :rolleyes: bump!
     
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    The best place for (debaitable :) ) for second hand PC componants is Ebay. You can grab some bargains- just check on the P&P before making that final bid :thumbleft

    Also, there is something called the Freeads or also known as the *yellow paper*. It is about £1.70 and is published every Wednesday- Check your local newsagents.

    The paper will be local to you and if it is anything like the one down here has loads of PC parts and built systems for sale going cheap.

    I missed out on a P4 (2.8), 512 DDR, ATI 128 Card, with CRT (fully working system) that sold for £100 this week.

    Regards

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    Zim i'll have a look tonight if i remeber.. think i got some old memory. HDD and even a dual processor 1ghz p3 lying around if you want. Will check and get back ta ya with the details (thats if the GF hasnt thrown the stuff out yet!!)
     
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    sweet let me know please mate! thanks man! :biggrin :biggrin :biggrin
     
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