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Build Advice Help with Christmas gift

Discussion in 'Tech Support' started by evildude5t5, 29 Nov 2010.

  1. evildude5t5

    evildude5t5 Real gamers overclock

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    i bought a new motherboard. model is Asrock P43DE. I have the right ram and processor all brand new right out of the box. the problem i have is that it has a pci-e 16x slot and i only have a regular pci video card. i cant get it to work any suggestions. i need t know fast because i am building it for my son for Christmas:grr:
     
  2. Hawkest

    Hawkest I got some 4GB new RAM

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    How olds the video card?

    Not sure u can do anything. Pci and pci-e aren't compatible.

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  3. evildude5t5

    evildude5t5 Real gamers overclock

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    respond

    the video card is only like a week old but its like 32Mb. All he does is play online games and does homework on the computer and maybe watch youtube videos
     
  4. Hawkest

    Hawkest I got some 4GB new RAM

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    Ah, you can pick up an NVIDIA 8400 for about 20-25 quid. It's pci-e wud do the job.

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  5. andreinuk

    andreinuk Minimodder

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    You should be able to use the video card in one of the pci slots on the board. Just had a quick look at the board manual and yours has 2 pci slots below the 2 pci-e x1 slots. The bios of the board should recognise the graphics card.
     
  6. Dae314

    Dae314 What's a Dremel?

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    this

    I'd be surprised if you managed to find a board that doesn't even have 1 PCI slot.
     
  7. GoodBytes

    GoodBytes How many wifi's does it have?

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    Just a note, Windows Vista/7 specification requires a Graphic card with 128MB of memory minimum. Other benefits:
    - Performing 720p/1080p video chat (example: Skype)
    - Run properly Windows Vista or 7 and possibly later versions
    - Ability to play 720, 1080p videos (and even 480p HQ videos) smoothly (also assuming that the CPU is a dual core Atom 1.6GHz or faster)
    - Execute program that uses the GPU, like Google Earth (ie: it won't crash at startup)
    - Support for hardware acceleration web browsers (Firefox 4, IE9, and latest Chrome, all support hardware acceleration for fast page rendering and full smooth HTML5 support)
    - Support for advance 2D drawing and 3D support

    So definitely get any low-end Nvidia or ATi/AMD graphic card with 128MB of memory or better. I believe a Geforce 8200, 9400, 9500, or Geforce 210 should fit your budget and provide a full Win7 ready computer.

    I just find shameful to get a whole new Win7 ready computer, and put a crappy non-Win7/Vista ready graphic card. I know that many OEM used to do that when Vista got released, and played a big part in Vista failure, but not a reason.
     
  8. GoodBytes

    GoodBytes How many wifi's does it have?

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    double post - sorry.
     
  9. evildude5t5

    evildude5t5 Real gamers overclock

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    the board has 2 pci slots but its not using the pci video card
     
  10. Dae314

    Dae314 What's a Dremel?

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    I don't quite understand exactly what your problem is.

    1) The card fits in the PCI slots but it doesn't work
    2) The card does not fit in the PCI slots

    If it's 1 then... lets hope it's not 1 :p

    If it's 2 then... exactly what's wrong? The slots you think are PCI aren't really PCI slots and your card is a PCI interface? The slots are PCI slots, but your card is an AGP interface not a PCI interface?
     
  11. GoodBytes

    GoodBytes How many wifi's does it have?

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    How about providing us the EXACT model of your video card. Please save us from a headache.
    (and I STILL insist in returning that card, and get a one with 128MB of memory with Win7).
     
  12. Nicho133

    Nicho133 What's a Dremel?

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    If I were you i'd just buy a new PCIe Video card, you can a get brand new one for as little as $30 (AUD) :)
     
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    alexdcd Laptop Specialist

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