PCI-Express cards > standard PCI slots?

  Solidus 19:42 22 Aug 2005
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I'm looking to buy a new graphics card for my PC but can't seem to find hardly any standard PCI ones.

My computer is a Dell Dimension 3000, 8 months old, and I don't know if the PCI slots are standard or Express, the manual doesn't tell me unfortunately.

So my question is... are PCI-Express cards compatible with standard PCI slots (I'm guessing not but I suppose there's no harm in asking)? And, how can I find out if the PCI slots are standard or Express?

Any help very much appreciated.

  961 19:45 22 Aug 2005

No. PCI Express is different

See if your Dell has an AGP socket. That may suit you

  961 19:45 22 Aug 2005

No. PCI Express is different

See if your Dell has an AGP socket. That may suit you

  jack 19:46 22 Aug 2005

I understand PCI Express is a dedicated slot just like AGP it is superceding
Down load this and run it to see what you have

click here

  Solidus 20:02 22 Aug 2005

Thanks.

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