Need Video card for PCI bus

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December 30, 2008 at 12:58:29
Specs: Windows XP, Athlon-1000, 640 MB
I have a 2001 PC with Athlon processor, running XP-SP3. Upgrades along the way kept it working well enough to keep around, although I have a modern laptop also. It is now my network hub.
The one detriment is the old on-board video with about 16 mB ram. It cannot play video and audio together. I would like to add a better (yet old) video card with about 128 MB ram, but it is hard to find PCI bus style in the current sea of PCI Express.
Can anyone direct me to a source?

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December 30, 2008 at 13:52:27
PCI vs AGP. I could be wrong. I believe the NIC and modem I put in long ago were PCI. I would need a visual example to determine which slot type is in my 2001 computer. Is one of these a memory stick slot and one for peripherals?
John

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#3
December 30, 2008 at 14:47:44
Look at the link below courtesy of kx5m2g.

http://www.kids-online.net/learn/cl...


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#4
December 30, 2008 at 23:57:30
to elaborate, if you have agp, there would normally be only one of those with some pci slots below it.
Normal colours are brown for agp and white for pci but some makers use different colours to make their motherboards look flashy.
AGP slots are set further forward ie. there is a larger gaps between the agp slot and the back edge of motherboard compared to smaller gap on pci slots.
If it does have agp then use that instead of pci. agp is faster, more choice and cheaper - particularly if you buy used item on ebay

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January 2, 2009 at 13:24:51
Thank you very much for the detailed advice.
John

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