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New graphic card

By takaboku
Dec 9, 2007
  1. I would like some advice on getting a new graphic card. My system: Intel D875PBZ, Intel 4 3.2GHz, 2gig memory and presently using a Radeon 9800 Pro. Thanks...
     
  2. Daveskater

    Daveskater Banned Posts: 2,031

    What interface do you want (i.e. PCI, AGP or PCI-e), what is your budget and what do you want to do, e.g. gaming, video editing etc
     
  3. takaboku

    takaboku TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 138

    ...just for gaming(CS & CSS), $100 and I don't know what you mean by
    "interface".
     
  4. samjohnson

    samjohnson TS Rookie Posts: 320

    http://www.hardware.info/images/news/motherboard_productimage_ga945pds3_rev20_big.jpg

    Ok the white slots on the left ( and the little black ones) are the "interface" that was mentioned above. The white ones are called PCI slots and that is where you put your expansion cards like a graphics card. The black ones are PCIe x1 slots. There are also PCIe x16 slots which is typically the ones you want if you want to game. And there are AGP slots as well, which are the slots that most people used for gaming till the PCIe x16 ones came out. Ah just noticed something that kinda blended in with the color of the motherboard, which is the PCIe x16 slot in that pic. It is between the white and black slots on the left and is blue. They can vary in colors though. But typically the PCI is white the PCIe x1 is black and I think that AGP is brown or black but not sure on this. You can see that the PCIe x16 slot is set back farter than the other ones and is longer. You will have to tell us what kind of computer you have in order to really help you out on this, or you can look inside your case and see if you can figure out what kind of slots you have.
     
  5. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 7,286   +24

    The 9800PRO is an AGP card, so you definitely have an AGP slot. This is confirmed by your motherboard's specifications page on Intel's site. IMO, this card is perfect for you.
     
  6. Daveskater

    Daveskater Banned Posts: 2,031

    I agree with Rage_3K_Moiz, it's within your budget and is a good card :)
     
  7. takaboku

    takaboku TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 138

    Thanks for taking the time to help me out guys!!
     
  8. Daveskater

    Daveskater Banned Posts: 2,031

    No problem, mate, it's what we're here for :D
     
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