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Need advice on new graphics card


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misskim

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Hi all, im new here and this is my first post. Anyway I'm not the best with computers but I'd really appreciate any help.

My computer AMD Athlon 64x2 Dual Core Processor 5000+. 2,6 ghz. screen died recently and my friend said it was the grahics card.

The card (Geforce8600GS) was in the PCI Express slot. So we tested another card in the slot but nothing happened. The computer ran but no screen. We then tested a super old card "Radeon 7000" in the normal PCI slot and while it sucks theres a screen after some minutes! So we concluded the PCI Express slot is broken.

So my question to you guys and i hope I'll get some answers.

What's the best card I can buy that won't be overkill for my computer for a PCI slot? It should be optimized for games since that's the most advanced thing the computer does besides Word and that stuff.

BTW I hope it's a PCI slot I have there's three of them and thery're white a long slot and a shorter one sorta.

Thanks, Sue
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Neil Jones

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If the PCI-Express port is broken you're not going to get a decent PCI graphics card that'll do the job for you. Anything you get for PCI graphics will, in your own words, suck compared to what you have now.
If you game on the machine your best and realistically only option is to replace the board, assuming that that graphics card is still working.
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ok thanks.. new computer it is
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