Looking to speed up.

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Well i have a old pc an well i wanted to speed it up a little so i would like to put in a graphic card but i need a PCI card an well i cant find any card. So can anyone here help me find one??? An with this card will a 250Watt power supply have enough power to run it. Thanks so much.

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Upgrading to a PCI video card now just isn't worth the money. The amount you will pay for the preformance you will get is way too much to even consider. Sometimes you will need to ditch ancient hardware and start from scratch.

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Oh ok well i just wanted to find one so i can convert that pc to be my tester to test what ever i want to test and all that. I have a Dell dimension 1100.

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I'll be perfectly honest, I added a PCI 8400GS to my kids computer, which is running near the same specs as the Dimension 1100 series, and it absolutely refreshed their system. The are now playing the Half-life 2 series and Team Fortress 2 with no issues.

Don't believe it when people shoot down old tech. I specialize in refurbishing older systems, and an upgrade like this can be what is needed to keep an old rig going until you have the cash for something more modern. Here's a quick list for you: http://www.pricewatch.com/gallery/video_cards/pci_512mb

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ok i see. Is this card SLI ready the PCI version??? Can two of the PCI versions be installed on one system and work?? An can this card work on a celeron 325 because it is a 32 bit processor and the graphics card is 64 bit?

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I just gave you a link to a shopping directory. There is a mix of PCIe and PCI in there. SLI is exclusive on PCIe.

Nick McDermott

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So if i add two cards what would happen???

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You could have two monitors running, each with one GPU.

Nick McDermott

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ok so for if a game needs like 1Gb of graphical memory will it get the amount for two 512 MB cards like these??

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No, not even SLI adds your video memory together like that. If you have a 512mb card, or 2 or 3 and even if they're running in sli you will still have 512mb of video memory. I guess that if you used these cards independently to run 2 different screens then you would theoretically have 1gb video memory (512mb for each screen) but those cannot be added.

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Chrisrice93 is right. Each graphics card operates independently, so you would have two "graphics nodes" with 512Mb. Even in SLI / Crossfire, each GPU handles and renders information on it's own; there is no combining of memory amounts, they just assist each other by rendering different areas of the image.

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Oh ok thanks =) now i know more