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Monkyeman
12-20-06, 04:52 PM
Hello,

I was wondering whether the GeForce 7300GT would be compatible in my Dell Dimension 8200?
I heard about these AGP/PCI slots. I am not sure whether my Dell has any PCI slots, although the 7300GT requires PCI.

It is currently running a GeForce 3 Ti200, and it is seated in a black coloured socket. It will not fit into the open white sockets as it is too large. I am under the impression that the black slots are AGP and the white slots are PCI.

If this is so, are PCI cards smaller than the AGP cards?

Oh, and the card I am getting is http://www.ginger6.com/xpertvision-256mb-7300gt-pcie-retail-p-9151.html

All help appreciated!

stevemedes
12-20-06, 04:53 PM
If you have a geforce 3 right now then you have an AGP slot.
Look for an AGP video card.

Monkyeman
12-20-06, 05:24 PM
Here is a picture of the inside of my PC. Are any of those slots PCI?

http://i60.photobucket.com/albums/h34/razzell/CIMG1912.jpg

einstein_314
12-20-06, 05:24 PM
Will new cards work in AGP 4x slots? Just wondering because I'd say there's a good chance his mobo is only AGP 4x...and all new cards are AGP 8x. I know there were some that were AGP 8x/4x. But are new ones still like that?

EDIT: Just checked it out, and it appears all AGP cards that are still made are AGP 4x/8x. So they should work.

einstein_314
12-20-06, 05:26 PM
Here is a picture of the inside of my PC. Are any of those slots PCI?

http://i60.photobucket.com/albums/h34/razzell/CIMG1912.jpg
First off, your confusing PCI with PCIe. In that picture, the white slots are PCI. New video cards DO NOT use PCI. They use PCIe (PCI Express). The brown slot is AGP. You need an AGP video card or a new motherboard (which means pretty much a whole new computer.

Monkyeman
12-20-06, 05:34 PM
http://www.microdirect.co.uk/ProductInfo.aspx?ProductID=15068&GroupID=1263

That one work?

XFX Support
12-20-06, 05:36 PM
To answer your regards to if the current video cards are 4x compatible, while I can not speak for all manufactures our AGP cards are all 4x and 8x compatible. If you have any other questions, please let us know.

XFX Support

Monkyeman
12-20-06, 05:39 PM
If you have any other questions, please let us know.


http://www.microdirect.co.uk/ProductInfo.aspx?ProductID=15068&GroupID=1263

That one work?

Or should I go for this one:

http://www.microdirect.co.uk/Productinfo.aspx?ProductID=15217

Thanks!

:lol:

Monkyeman
12-20-06, 06:00 PM
Anyone?

I need to know quite urgently!

XFX Support
12-21-06, 01:12 PM
They would both work in your system..but if you asking me, of course I would recommend the XFX product :). I did notice errors in the specs of the XFX 7300GT, it has its max resolution at 2048 x 1536, this is incorrect it is 2560x1600 (vga) just like the other brands. It also has it listed as PCI-E in the title, but it is for sure not PCI-E based on the picture and in the details it stated AGP. But as I said before, either would be just fine in your system.

XFX Support

Dazz
12-21-06, 01:34 PM
8x AGP cards are backward compatible to 4x AGP and 2x AGP Pro, but not 2x AGP due to the 3.3v it feeds, while AGP 2x + Pro feed 1.5v.

john19055
12-21-06, 03:19 PM
Make sure it is not a 2x only because you could fry your new card if your is a 2x putting out 3.3v and the card is a 1.5v,but it should'nt line up correctly if it is a 2x and you are trying to put a 4x-8x in it.

Monkyeman
12-22-06, 03:55 PM
Cheers for the help guys!
I ordered this card in the end:

http://www.pc-solve.co.uk/contentitempage.aspx?contentid=257717

Not the best of cards, but it should be able to handle a few games, should'nt it?

Monkyeman
12-23-06, 01:47 PM
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So, anyone have any experience with the card?

Rytr
12-23-06, 01:59 PM
The 9600 series were good GPUs, especially the 9600XT. The one you purchased will be OK in a number of games. You should have some fun finding out what the limits are.

Monkyeman
12-23-06, 02:10 PM
Thatís good then. I will not be using that PC for a lot of gaming anyway, I use my main PC, which has far more power for serious gaming.

I figured though, as the PC was originally broken and I managed to fix it, that I may as well upgrade is graphics card.

Should be able to manage Battle for Middle Earth and the such I would imagine as my GeForce 2 Ti200 could play it on medium settings alright.

Cheers for the help anyway!