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Old 01-05-04, 09:09 PM
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What's the best PCI video card today? (~under $200)

I'm looking for a new graphics card and I only have pci slots on my motherboard, so I was wondering what is the best card out there right now, or maybe even the best value card. I am an online gamer and PC gamer, but I also have a lot of music videos that I watch as well, so I want a smooth playback as well.

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What is your system specs?
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Since PCI is constrained by it's lack of bandwidth, you're stuck w/ either a nVidia FX5200 or ATI Radeon 9200SE. See here for a short list of available PCI video cards. The former has faster clock speed, but the latter's said to have better video playback quality. Google for reviews.
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Originally posted by sniper78
What is your system specs?
P4 2.6
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It's not one of those super cheap Dells is it? (don't get me wrong, I like Dell products overall) There are some hoops through which you must jump if you want to disable the onboard video and use a PCI card. In some cases it's not possible.
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Originally posted by AGuyNamedMike
It's not one of those super cheap Dells is it? (don't get me wrong, I like Dell products overall) There are some hoops through which you must jump if you want to disable the onboard video and use a PCI card. In some cases it's not possible.
It's not a Dell, it's an HP a336n. How would I go about diasbling the onboard video in this case? It says it has 64mb intel video graphics, but I want to put my old card in there until I get a new one. Would I just install the card and it will automatically read the new card and disable the onboard video card?

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