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Old mobo support

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My friend has an old mobo which only has 2 pci slots
• Socket LGA775
• Intel 915GV
• Hyper-Threading Technology Support
• 2 Dual Channel DIMM Support for DDR2
• 2 GB MAX system memory
• 2 PCI Slots
• 1 PCIe x 1
• Integrated 10/100 Lan
• Onboard Sound
• 2 Serial ATA Hard Disk Connectors
• 1 ATA-66/100/133 IDE Hard Disk Connector
• One Floppy Connector
• 4+2 USB 2.0 Ports

I was wondering if it's capable of supporting PCI 2.0?
Also, he needs to find a gaming video card for ~$40.
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Hi DarioGi,

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Whats the actual make and model of the motherboard , what is the rest of the system specs?

Basically if your stuck with standard pci your not going to find a "gaming" card of any form.
Do not confuse PCI with PCI-e (PCI-express).

PCI 2.0 was introduced in 1993 and predates your board by several years. Your board should support PCI 3.0 spec.

For graphics, you will want to use the PCI-e slot. Your board most likely does not support PCI-e 2.0. However, 2.0 graphics cards are backwards compatible with earlier spec motherboards.

For 40 bucks, the best card is probably an HD 5450, though I wouldn't really classify it as a "gaming card"
3100 3100C Motherboard...USD 68.40/Piece Wholesale Price at
System Model: Dell DV051
BIOS: Phoenix ROM BIOS PLUS Version 1.10 A04
Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 3.06GHz (2 CPUs)
Memory: 1014MB RAM

Radeon HD 5450 PCI Edition - Club3D [EN]
Bus Interface: PCI 3.0
So I'm guessing this wouldn't work.
Basically need to find best one for $40.

How about this one: - SPARKLE SFPC84GS512U2LP GeForce 8400 GS 512MB 64-bit GDDR2 PCI Low Profile Video Card
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Neither of those cards would be considered goming cards. They simply do not make gaming cards for a bus that is 16 times slower then agp.
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