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Old December 27th 07, 11:30 AM
Nefrit Nefrit is offline
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Question Video Cards with Vista

I am running Vista Ultimate and my score for my pc was a 2.6 and it is coming from my gaming graphics. I'm looking for a new card to upgrade and I'm confused on the whole bus thing. I wanted to know if a PCIe card fits in a PCI slot, because I think thats what my computer has. I didn't know if it was an upgraded type of card or a whole new type of bus and card.
If PCIe won't work what PCI card is recommended for running on vista my current video card is a NVIDIA GeForce FX 5500?
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Old December 27th 07, 03:24 PM posted to alt.comp.periphs.videocards.nvidia
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Default Video Cards with Vista

In article , Nefrit says...

I am running Vista Ultimate and my score for my pc was a 2.6 and it is
coming from my gaming graphics. I'm looking for a new card to upgrade
and I'm confused on the whole bus thing. I wanted to know if a PCIe
card fits in a PCI slot, because I think thats what my computer has. I
didn't know if it was an upgraded type of card or a whole new type of
bus and card.
If PCIe won't work what PCI card is recommended for running on vista my
current video card is a NVIDIA GeForce FX 5500?

No, PCIe won't work in a PCI slot. If you've only got PCI available,
you're going to be hard pressed to find anything to upgrade to.


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Old December 27th 07, 03:31 PM posted to alt.comp.periphs.videocards.nvidia
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Default Video Cards with Vista

On Thu, 27 Dec 2007 11:30:08 +0000, Nefrit
wrote:


I am running Vista Ultimate and my score for my pc was a 2.6 and it is
coming from my gaming graphics. I'm looking for a new card to upgrade
and I'm confused on the whole bus thing. I wanted to know if a PCIe
card fits in a PCI slot, because I think thats what my computer has. I
didn't know if it was an upgraded type of card or a whole new type of
bus and card.
If PCIe won't work what PCI card is recommended for running on vista my
current video card is a NVIDIA GeForce FX 5500?


PCI express and PCI slots are totally different. One will not work
with the other.

If your machine runs vista then you will surely have either a AGP or
PCI express card slot. PCI only has been dead for years.

Only way to make sure is to get the motherboard model and do a google.

Rich
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Old December 27th 07, 03:32 PM posted to alt.comp.periphs.videocards.nvidia
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Default Video Cards with Vista

if your system is old enough to be running a 5500 I would guess and say you
need a new system to run vista properly.

"Nefrit" wrote in message
...

I am running Vista Ultimate and my score for my pc was a 2.6 and it is
coming from my gaming graphics. I'm looking for a new card to upgrade
and I'm confused on the whole bus thing. I wanted to know if a PCIe
card fits in a PCI slot, because I think thats what my computer has. I
didn't know if it was an upgraded type of card or a whole new type of
bus and card.
If PCIe won't work what PCI card is recommended for running on vista my
current video card is a NVIDIA GeForce FX 5500?




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Old December 27th 07, 03:40 PM posted to alt.comp.periphs.videocards.nvidia
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Default Video Cards with Vista

In article , Rich says...

If your machine runs vista then you will surely have either a AGP or
PCI express card slot. PCI only has been dead for years.

Hardly. PCI slotted only boards are very common in the low end market
where the graphics are integrated so no slot needed.

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Old December 27th 07, 06:11 PM posted to alt.comp.periphs.videocards.nvidia
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Obviously the "gaming graphics" index matters only if you intend to run
modern games. (An FX5500 can easily handle Vista Aero effects.) What games
are you trying to play? Does it run well currently?

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"Nefrit" wrote in message
...

I am running Vista Ultimate and my score for my pc was a 2.6 and it is
coming from my gaming graphics. I'm looking for a new card to upgrade
and I'm confused on the whole bus thing. I wanted to know if a PCIe
card fits in a PCI slot, because I think thats what my computer has. I
didn't know if it was an upgraded type of card or a whole new type of
bus and card.
If PCIe won't work what PCI card is recommended for running on vista my
current video card is a NVIDIA GeForce FX 5500?




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Nefrit



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Old December 27th 07, 11:43 PM posted to alt.comp.periphs.videocards.nvidia
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You are TREMENDOUSLY limited as to what you can put into an old PCI slot
these days. PCI-E is the newest standard and is NOT comaptible with PCI
cards.

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"Nefrit" wrote in message
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I am running Vista Ultimate and my score for my pc was a 2.6 and it is
coming from my gaming graphics. I'm looking for a new card to upgrade
and I'm confused on the whole bus thing. I wanted to know if a PCIe
card fits in a PCI slot, because I think thats what my computer has. I
didn't know if it was an upgraded type of card or a whole new type of
bus and card.
If PCIe won't work what PCI card is recommended for running on vista my
current video card is a NVIDIA GeForce FX 5500?




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Nefrit



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Old December 28th 07, 01:57 AM posted to alt.comp.periphs.videocards.nvidia
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Default Video Cards with Vista


"Nefrit" wrote in message
...

I am running Vista Ultimate and my score for my pc was a 2.6 and it is
coming from my gaming graphics. I'm looking for a new card to upgrade
and I'm confused on the whole bus thing. I wanted to know if a PCIe
card fits in a PCI slot, because I think thats what my computer has. I
didn't know if it was an upgraded type of card or a whole new type of
bus and card.
If PCIe won't work what PCI card is recommended for running on vista my
current video card is a NVIDIA GeForce FX 5500?


The fastest PCI card available is the Diamond X1550 Pro 128bit 256Mb card...
it's actually capable of some real 3D capability with modern games at
moderate resolutions. The Diamond is a 128bit card. None of the other PCI
offerings come close to this one in terms of gaming perfromance.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814103031

There's a couple of other brands of X1550's out there that are 64bit you
want to avoid.


 




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