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I want to buy a new graphic card but I need to know what kind of PCI slot I have. Is it PCI or PCI express?
Thank you :)
That looks like a standard PCI slot to me, but the brown one belowit could be an AGP slot.
Could you post the name of your motherboard so we can make sure?
Yes, the picture you posted are standard PCI slots! :D post your motherboard type to make sure what you have. :)
Where can I see which motherboard I have?
I'll post a link to a tool, hang on....Here (http://www.jozefdekkers.nl/everesthome200.zip)it is: :)
It says: PCChips M810DLU and it also says I have 2 PCI slots :) Thank you! :)
So, no PCI-Express slot, not even an AGP slot; this is a ' micro-ATX' board. It uses onboard graphics chip. The only graphics expansion card type it could carry is a PCI-card.
In this case, for a sensible upgrade you'd have to start with a new motherboard...
EDIT. Your initial question was whether to put in a pci-express or pci. A PCI card would fit, but is a very outdated interface, it would not give you any advantage in DirectX9 games. In practice a PCI graphics card (like Radeon 7000 or GF FX5200 (http://www.komplett.co.uk/k/ki.asp?sku=120005)) would give you no better than basic 2D performance.
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