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Can I My motherboard support a PCI video card?

I have a Intel D101ggc Motherboard and I am thinking of buying a video card. I know I have 1 PCI Express x16, 1 PCI Express x1, and 2 PCI Slots, and I don't have an agp slot. The specs say - Graphics Support: PCI Express x16.
So I'm a bit confused does my motherboard support PCI video cards or doesn't it.
And which is better a PCI video card or a PCIe video card?

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  • rebel371 May 13, 2009

    So my motherboard can't support PCI video card that has 256mb?

  • rebel371 May 13, 2009

    I didn't buy a video card yet but I went to a store that had a PCI video card that had 256mb. I just one more question what difference does the memory make? is it just to add to the computers overall memory or will the card work better?

  • rebel371 May 13, 2009

    I have 2gb of system memory/ 1gb ram x2, so if I add a video card regardless what memory will it cause problems or can I keep my 2gb memory. Because i saw video cards for ati radeon everything the same but just different memory. Thank.

  • rebel371 May 13, 2009

    Thanks for all you help.

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Hi there.
Your motherboard will support both kinds of Video card.
PCI is quite old and is only supported up to 128MB of video memory.
PCI Express is new technology and is by far the best card that you can buy giving you the best graphics experience and can support up to 1GB of graphics memory making it good for gaming.

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  • Lee Hodgson
    Lee Hodgson May 13, 2009

    If you have already got a PCI video card that has 256MB memory
    then its quite a rare card as its old technology and your board will
    support it providing you have the drivers for it.


  • Lee Hodgson
    Lee Hodgson May 13, 2009

    The video is memory is different to the system memory although
    it is recommended that you install as much system memory as possible
    especially if you want to do some gaming.
    If you was to buy a PCI
    Express card (which is better than PCI) they have their own memory on
    the card but in some cases they can pinch system memory to make the
    card run better but overall the system will run a little slower but
    your graphics will be excellent, for example if you bought a 256MB PCI
    Express card which supports up to 512MB if you had over 1GB of system
    memory it would pinch system memory to support 512MB graphics so a
    stand alone card would be better overall.


  • Lee Hodgson
    Lee Hodgson May 13, 2009

    Most ATI Radeon cards are stand alone memory which means the system memory will not be affected at all, giving you the complete gaming or viewing experience.



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