I currently have a Radeon 9600 SEC Family card which has become faulty. I want to take the opportunity to upgrade. Can anyone advise a suitable replacement that wil also give increased graphics performance - particularly for gaming up to £100.
Or Novatech click here suggested items in that price range would be the GeForce 7600GS or better the 7600GT. Word of warning though. Cards like those I mention use extra power, if your power supply is not up to it the card will be useless as the computer will crash all the time. Look on your power supply for a label and see the wattage, it also makes a difference if the card is a really good branded one or one you got with a new system.
The confusion is understandable. There are 2 slots called PCI. The original one which has been about for years is simply called PCI and is white, I think all PCs will have PCI but the newer ones are called PCI Express. Completely different thing. Your graphics card was only available in AGP I believe and that combined with you checking the slot coloured brown confirms you have AGP. The PCI bus you saw relates to the older PCI slots not PCI Express. Please do check your power supply though.