pci slots

  pgs001 16:02 25 Jun 2006

I have a dell dimension 9150 runing windows xp media centre, to upgrade from analog tv to digital I have been informed I need the pci slots to be 2.3 compliant,how do I assertain this?

Also has anyone used the pinnacle pctv310i product,if so have you had any installation issues?

  ade.h 16:47 25 Jun 2006

PCI 2.3 (which introduced universal 3.3v keying) predates the final 3.0 spec, so your Dell will use this standard unless it is very old indeed.

  pgs001 17:24 25 Jun 2006

thank you ade.h

  woodchip 18:01 25 Jun 2006

You could use a USB Digtal

  Ray5776 18:06 25 Jun 2006

A Freecom DVB usb stick would probably the easiest way, about £35.

  pgs001 19:19 25 Jun 2006

thank you all

  pgs001 19:30 05 Sep 2006

I have a fairly old machine I am passing on to my daughter,what is the minimum specification to run broadband?

  Ray5776 21:00 05 Sep 2006

What specs do you have?

  woodchip 21:38 05 Sep 2006

You need this, I use one. click here

If you are using Win98se or ME check it will work with it first

  woodchip 21:39 05 Sep 2006

Only Win2K and XP click here

  Stuartli 21:55 05 Sep 2006

PCI 2.3 Compliant's specification was first released in March 2002 - as the Dell model is quite recent and includes XP Media Centre, it will more than comply with 2.3 and almost certainly 3.0.

I've used a Twinhan Freeview PCI Digital + Analogue card with both a five or six-year-old Gigabyte motherboard and my current two-year-old MSI KT6V.

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