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what is the best pci gpu? I'm looking to upgrade mine and only have pci lanes I currently have a pny nvidia geforce 6200. links appreciated thanks
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To be honest it may be worth while to just upgrade the motherboard. Even the lowest end pci-e graphics cards destroy the best pci cards. Not to mention pci cards are quite expensive because they are of low demand and older technology.

If you must stay with pci, this will probably be the best you can find:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814139046

Don't expect to even play modern games on medium with a card like that though.

I used to have a pci only rig and trust me, the upgrade to pcie is massive.
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I agree, you may just want to upgrade your motherboard. Technology isn't going to go backwards, and at some point your going to have to have a pci-e to even run games at all.
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thanks i think its probably better to just spend the money on a mobo my computer is ****e
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thanks i think its probably better to just spend the money on a mobo my computer is ****e
It's sad that Intel-based systems (and in rarer cases, older AMD-based computers) still omit graphics slots for cost reasons. They're not particularly expensive to have, but hey, every penny they can pinch...
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Man, this takes me back to my fx5200 & fx5500 on a 3x pci 2.1 board mobo... I had 4x crt's... & a tv on ready switch to get my black and white 1024x768 crt tv res to work.. (no joke, rofl...).

But yeah, that pci card mentioned, should be a "really low profile" card... lol...

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Originally Posted by waltcujo View Post
what is the best pci gpu? I'm looking to upgrade mine and only have pci lanes I currently have a pny nvidia geforce 6200. links appreciated thanks
Until you do upgrade you can flash that 6200 to a 6600 if you've got the right kind of 6200.
I'm trying to find a link to how to mod it but no luck yet.

Edit: Can't find it but the idea is that on the right card it unlocks the extra pipelines found on the 6600 because they use the same chip.
Edited by Mike-IRL - 8/15/11 at 5:15pm
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Man, this takes me back to my fx5200 & fx5500 on a 3x pci 2.1 board mobo... I had 4x crt's... & a tv on ready switch to get my black and white 1024x768 crt tv res to work.. (no joke, rofl...).

But yeah, that pci card mentioned, should be a "really low profile" card... lol...

- Le_Loup
/Off-topic

Were you trying to game on those? Let's just say about two generations of older GPUs walked all over the FX5200 in the majority of situations...

http://www.digital-daily.com/video/n...v34/index3.htm

http://techreport.com/articles.x/5065/5

Not to mention the worthless pixel shaders. No idea what Nvidia was thinking with the NV30 line.

/On-topic

As for PCI, not much point trying to run 3D graphics through it with its lacklustre 133MB\\s throughput (for comparison AGP 4x is 1GB\\s, PCI-Express 16x is 4GB\\s).
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That's PCI-Express.

I don't recall seeing anything above Geforce 9500 in PCI (plain) type.
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