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12-25-2008 10:50 AM
I am currently using my a562n desktop, with the maximum 1GB ram in both slots. I am stilling running the 5200 nVidia card though and wished to upgraded. I recently receieved a new video card, nVidia's 9500 GT, but on the side of it it was talking about a difference between 'PCI Express' and 'PCI.' I am unfamiliar with differences in this area.
So, my question is: Can I use the nVidia 9500 GT video card in my a562n desktop, or must I go reshopping for a card that fits a 'PCI' slot?
If the latter, then can I please have suggestions as to a nVidia near-equivalent of the 9500 GT that fits a PCI slot? Thanks!
12-25-2008 12:18 PM
The a562n desktop does not have a PCI-E port but instead has the older AGP graphics port. Motherboard details here
You need to look out for the AGP card not a PCI card. Because the AGP interface is slower than that of PCI-E manufacturers have stopped making AGP versions of modern graphics cards.
A good alternative AGP card to the 9500GT would be one of the 6800 series, there is a chart here which shows the relative power of the cards. The 6800 series is not as powerful as the 9500 but I think that you'll be fairly iumpressed with them (at least when compared to the 5200 ^_^ )
Hope that helps