Good quality gaming PCI cards for Dimension

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Swordtail

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I have a Dell Dimension 2400, which has 3 PCI slots and an integrated video card. I'm looking to play games. That's my aim with the card I get. Games that have a minimum requirement of Geforce 6600 or Raydeon(sp?) 9500. So do cards with these capabilities come in PCI compatible forms? And I want one that give me reasonably good play, not just a slideshow.
 

Swordtail

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Thanks. But I've looking at my PCI slot right now, and I notice it has 1 long part and 1 short part, not 2 short and 1 long like the card in the picture. Is this an issue?
 

Swordtail

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Okay. Thanks much. That clears up just about everything I need to know about it. Although I notice the blue and black sllot on the side,a nd I assume that's where the monitor plugs in, but the Dimension 2400 doesn't have an opening for those slots. is that an issue?
 

Swordtail

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Please disreguard my last post, as upon closer inspection I se that the panel covering the slot is removable. Thank you very much.
 

Swordtail

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Well I went out and bought the 8500 GT PCI, but I guess my computer can't run PCI-E cards, only standard PCI, so I couldn't run the card I bought. I'm pretty much back to the drawing board, and thinking about upgrading my computer anyways.
 

Swordtail

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No, it was fro PCI express, not standard PCI, which is all I have. I asked around a few stores and several knowledgable friends and they said it would be difficult to find a standard PCI card that had the capabilities I needed (Running high intensity games like "Team Fortress 2"). And they said even if I did find one, my play could be limited by my lower end processor and amont of RAM.
 

Darth_Terra1

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The card that the general has posted a link to should work fine, just make sure your power supply is up to the job as it needs 300 watts minimum to run.
 

teklord

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8500GT is an excellent PCI GPU, I know because I owned one. It is the best you can currently buy right now until the Albatron 8600GT shows itself at last. Don't expect to play much past Half-Life 2/Oblivion at best with this, but what this card can play, it plays well.
 
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