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Graphics card for Counter strike...

Discussion in 'Graphics Cards' started by nutcase, 24 Jul 2006.

  1. nutcase

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 7,625

    Location: SX, unfortunately

    And to think I used to be fairly knowledgable about computers! Ok, my first question I hope you can help me with. What does a PCI-E slot look like compared to an AGP one? Because, oh the shame, I don't know what I've got :eek: All I know is the current card is a RADEON X300 SE 128MB HyperMemory 128Mb.

    I want to change this because I'm having problems with overheating the thing when playing CSS. I guess once I know what card type I need, then I can start thinking about what to replace it with...
     
  2. utherpendragon

    Hitman

    Joined: 4 May 2006

    Posts: 508

    Yours is PCI-E as hypermemory (although technically possible) was never used on AGP systems.
     
  3. t31os

    Mobster

    Joined: 24 May 2006

    Posts: 3,575

    Location: Surrey - UK

    Circled in yellow is PCI-E, circled in red is AGP.

    [​IMG]
     
  4. t31os

    Mobster

    Joined: 24 May 2006

    Posts: 3,575

    Location: Surrey - UK

    Oops, actually i think its the white slot next to the yellow thats PCI-E, noob mistake.......

    Maybe i should of used 2 boards for the image instead of one that has both slots....
     
  5. Psycho Sonny

    Caporegime

    Joined: 21 Jun 2006

    Posts: 36,146

    rofl
     
  6. Psycho Sonny

    Caporegime

    Joined: 21 Jun 2006

    Posts: 36,146

    x1800xt for the win
     
  7. BillytheImpaler

    Man of Honour

    Joined: 2 Aug 2005

    Posts: 8,741

    Location: Cleveland, Ohio, USA

    Alternatively, you could tell us what motherboard you have and we'll tell you what slots it doth posses.
     
  8. nutcase

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 7,625

    Location: SX, unfortunately

    Cheers folks :)

    Closest match (without taking the graphics card out, which would mean the pc would have to be off...) is the white one next to the yellow one. I also have one of the tiny ones next to that, is that a non-grpahics pci-e?

    The comp I have is a cheapo dell dimension 5150. Motherboard model is "connolly". Apparently. Looking in there I have 4 slots. The two already mentioned and 2 pci. Hardly brimming with them :rolleyes:

    Cheaperst one of those I've found so far is almost as much as I paid for the pc :eek: Anything for about £80?

    Which of these 2 is better?

    Sapphire X1600 Pro 256MB DDR2 AVIVO TV-Out/DVI (PCI-Express) - Retail (GX-117-SP)

    BFG 3DFuzion GeForce 7600 GS 256MB DDR2 TV-Out/DVI (PCI-Express) - Retail (GX-026-BG)

    The only game I currently play is CS, and I'll never get seriously into it, so I don't *need* the best :)
     
  9. Ender

    Hitman

    Joined: 30 Jan 2006

    Posts: 570

    go for the 7600gs, the x1600 pro is a pretty bad card
     
  10. nutcase

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 7,625

    Location: SX, unfortunately

    Ta :)

    Might see if I can find something in the US as I'm over there in a little while. if I can wait that long :D
     
  11. Energize

    Caporegime

    Joined: 12 Mar 2004

    Posts: 28,979

    Location: England

    Yeah the yellow one is for the am2 cpu upgrade card. ;)