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Sony / Pcv-rs310(uc) 28001730
August 5, 2009 at 07:10:11
Specs: Windows XP
Need I believe an AGP slotted card
What do you suggest for this old of a system ?

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#1
August 5, 2009 at 07:54:21
The 1st thing you need to do is find out for sure which slot type you have. According to the following site (click on "marketing specifications"), you have 3 standard PCI slots only...no AGP, no PCI-express.

http://esupport.sony.com/US/perl/mo...

If that's the case, your choices will be very limited & none of them will be very good for gaming.


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#2
August 5, 2009 at 09:48:54

It seems there are in fact only
3 slots, What are my very limited options ?

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#3
August 5, 2009 at 12:08:19
Have you ever upgraded your system at all? According to that link, it only has 256MB RAM. That's barely enough memory for XP, let alone gaming. And which games do you want to be able to play?

If you haven't already done so, you should upgrade the memory to at least 1GB. As for a PCI video card, here's a 9400GT with 512MB 128-bit memory for $68:

http://www.sparkle.com.tw/product_d...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...


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#4
August 5, 2009 at 15:35:06
I put in 2 x 512 mb sticks of ram when I bought it.
The Game is an on-line flight sim, "Aces High 3" in a beta format
So to clairify, distinguishing from pci, agp and pci-express.
This MB is pci ?

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#5
August 5, 2009 at 15:51:02
Yeah, only 3 pci slots and one of them has a modem in it unless you removed it.

http://www.docs.sony.com/release/sp...

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#6
August 5, 2009 at 17:25:41
"This MB is pci ?"

You're terminolgy is incorrect. All boards have PCI slots...they've been a standard for well over 10 yrs. Unforunately, your board doesn't has any other slots available (no AGP, no PCI-express) & standard PCI is the oldest & slowest of all the slot types currently in use. It only runs at 33.33MHz (AGP runs at 66.66MHz, PCI-express runs at 100MHz) plus the PCI bus is shared with other components, while the AGP & PCI-express buses are dedicated. What I'm getting at is, PCI video cards perform poorly.

I couldn't find any system requirements for "Aces High 3". When I did a search, all that turned up was the old Iron Maiden song "Aces High" from their "Powerslave" album. Personally, I prefered "Piece of Mind" :)


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#7
August 5, 2009 at 20:17:47
Thx jam,
The only card that can be used is pci
that is what I was trying to convey... :8(

Heres the link to Aces High http://downloads.hitechcreations.co...
You can google it..the upgrade to beta which is the 3rd patch to the game has not been changed yet, The search is Aces High 2 or HiTech Creations.com


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#8
August 6, 2009 at 17:28:24
phatkatz here is a 8400 GS card from newegg only $59.99


http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...
Item=N82E16814133245


hope this helps.

Intel Core 2 Quad Processor Q6600

3 Gigs Ram

Windows Vista Home Premium

640 Gig HD

Quad Core All The Way !!

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#9
August 7, 2009 at 05:09:43
Luckily the above link doesn't work. The 9400GT that I posted a link to in response 3 is a much better card than the 8400GS & it's less than $10 more.

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#10
August 7, 2009 at 16:04:13
jam i just offered the 8400GS as a alternative pci video card.in case some ppl are strapped for cash.

Intel Core 2 Quad Processor Q6600

3 Gigs Ram

Windows Vista Home Premium

640 Gig HD

Quad Core All The Way !!

If It Isn't Broken Don't Fix It. !!!!


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