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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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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"
 

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