#1
so anyway im using a very old PC

the motherboard is a intel CA810E
with Integrated Graphics

so im thinking about taking out the old modem(the one that uses telephone jacks)

and using the free PCI slot to put in a Nvidia 5200

so this should work no problem right?

i dont think the Old Modem is needed
and i want to at least have OpenGL
right now my Graphics card cant even handle Half life 2 at lowest settings
technically this card should be able too

my main question though is can i just take out the old Modem and put in the new Graphics card in its place?

the PCI is the right connection so im guessing it should
tell me anything i dont know about this?
#2
i dont recommend that video card. try and go for at least 8100(?)

but to answer your question it should work
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#4
Quote by minixmin
i dont recommend that video card. try and go for at least 8100(?)

but to answer your question it should work

i would but the PCI port style is different

see on my Board
the PCI is like this

1 Big plug and 1 little plug

on newer cards than the 5200(although i think theres a 6200 for this style) the style is

1 little plug 1 medium plug 1 little plug

like this

Newer cards



older cards that i need



my brother (who doesent know more than me about computers) said

that the newer cards should fit into this older slot as well
because if you look at it they should
but i dont know if that is technically supported
#5
Quote by gnomieowns
yeah if the 5200 is a PCI and not a PCI-e (which i'm guessing is correct because it's so old), i see no reason why it wouldn't work.

are the PCI-e cards just the ones that have the three Plugs?

because ive heard they work on the old Basic PCI boards

and to me it looks like they would fit and just not use all of the Connections
#6
Sorry to say man, but I'm pretty sure it wouldn't work. You need a PCI-E port on your motherboard, and your modem card would be a PCI card, so some of the ports would be empty.

Post a pic of your mobo, or find the model number. You might have a PCI-E port.

EDIT:

If the 5200 is so old, it would probably be AGP, not PCI-E.

AGP is older and thus slower, I think its either 2 or 4x, whereas PCI-E can go to like... 16x or something.

Check out some pictures and relate it to your mobo, see if it'll fit.

SECOND EDIT:

Damn I'm an idiot lol. I just read your first post, and there it was! Your mobo model lol.

No sorry, you've got no ports to accomodate any kind of video card. I just suggest you get a better motherboard. If you're trying to get into gaming, try something that will accomodate PCI-E video cards, they're newer, and cheaper as well. If you do, you'll probably need new RAM, you can still use your hard drive, so, basically you'll be getting a new computer. If you don't need hardcore new parts, like a 9800gt, you'll find a new computer pretty cheap. You said your computer was outdated yourself
Last edited by boxie at Aug 8, 2008,
#7
Quote by boxie
Sorry to say man, but I'm pretty sure it wouldn't work. You need a PCI-E port on your motherboard, and your modem card would be a PCI card, so some of the ports would be empty.

Post a pic of your mobo, or find the model number. You might have a PCI-E port.

EDIT:

If the 5200 is so old, it would probably be AGP, not PCI-E.

AGP is older and thus slower, I think its either 2 or 4x, whereas PCI-E can go to like... 16x or something.

Check out some pictures and relate it to your mobo, see if it'll fit.

SECOND EDIT:

Damn I'm an idiot lol. I just read your first post, and there it was! Your mobo model lol.

No sorry, you've got no ports to accomodate any kind of video card. I just suggest you get a better motherboard. If you're trying to get into gaming, try something that will accomodate PCI-E video cards, they're newer, and cheaper as well. If you do, you'll probably need new RAM, you can still use your hard drive, so, basically you'll be getting a new computer. If you don't need hardcore new parts, like a 9800gt, you'll find a new computer pretty cheap. You said your computer was outdated yourself

o should just ne able to swap out the Modem Card with this PCI card
i dont want any PCI-e cards
just a basic PCI Vid card
my board should be able to do so
why shouldnt i be able to?
you just saying i cant do it
doesent mean i cant
so why dont you give me a reason why i couldnt swap out the old Modem card for a new Vid card????
not all cards are AGP type the card im talking about should work the way i want it too

and yeah i do have ports to accomadate a Vid card
all i would have to do is take out the old modem Card
and replace it with the new Vid card

theyre both the Exact same type of PCI so it should work
Right?
#8
You can take out a PCI modem and replace it with a PCI video card, yes.
They are the same port, thus function the same. There is no 'modem PCI' and no 'video card PCI'. They are one port. If your modem is PCI and your video card is PCI, it will work.
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#10
Quote by RPGoof
You can take out a PCI modem and replace it with a PCI video card, yes.
They are the same port, thus function the same. There is no 'modem PCI' and no 'video card PCI'. They are one port. If your modem is PCI and your video card is PCI, it will work.
IT WILL WORK WOAGANSDIHADASHIDA

well thats what i meant

just bad wording i guess