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  1. compukid7

    compukid7 Thread Starter

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    Hi!
    Sorry if this is in the wrong place, I'm new to these forums :D, Apoligies if I am using the wrong words, I'm still learning,
    Anyway.

    My older brother wanted a PC for his university work, so basically just to run the Microsoft Office Suite. I said to him instead of forking out a load of money ill look up in the attic for one.

    I found a PC, its a custom build what my dad built like ages ago. It will run XP and the Office Suite fine.

    My brother now wants to play all his old games (Desert Storm II) which aren't very demanding. (Min Req: 128mb RAM, 1Ghz or faster)

    But its so old it doesn't have a AGP slot for a graphics card. But it has 2 white PCI slots which I cant find a graphics card that will fit in, and a small black slot, which I haven't a clue what it is.

    Are there any decent graphics cards (not bothered if second hand) that will fit in this PC?

    Thanks in Advance!
     
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    Could that small black slot be a PCI-Express socket?

    Is there a manufacturer name and model number printed on the motherboard?
     
  3. Simba7

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    It could be an old CNR slot. That would make it (usually) a Pentium 3 or 4.

    I would suggest eBay for this. You can usually find a GeForce FX 5500 PCI card for ~$20-25.
     
  4. compukid7

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    Sorry for the late reply, my internet has been down...
    Anyway, i'm just looking up the details of the motherboard in crucial, meanwhile, i've attached a picture of all the slots available. An Ethernet card is in at the moment.
     

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    The system model is MS-6378
     
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    Simba7 was spot on. The small black connector is a CNR slot.

    Newegg.com in the USA still lists new PCI Video Controller cards on their web site. Don't know if any sellers in the UK have them.
     
  7. Simba7

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    A VIA 686B chipset? Must be an old Athlon Socket A board.

    You can put up to 2x 512Mb sticks in it. I'd suggest eBay since most places will charge an arm and a leg for PC-133 memory.
     
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    Okay thanks. I think ill get the GeForce 6200. Thanks for your all your help! :)
     
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