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PCI Video Card

I have Insignia D400a pc that geek squad says needs PCI VIDEO card to repair. they say NOT pci EXPRESS. I am fixing this to give to my grand daughter and don't need the most expensive card. advice please.

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Please don't listen to her. I hate people who don't know what they're talking about.

Jastababe, they are asking for a video card, not onboard video!

Marshal, they gave you the right advice, look for a graphics video card that is of bus type: PCI. There are two graphic card makers: Nvidia, and ATI. Nvidia FX5200 PCI is good but it lacks in power. You're very limited to the choices because its standard PCI which is slow. Graphics cards are tough to choose, but just remember it's PCI, not PCI Express!

FYI, there are three types of bus types: PCI, AGP, PCI-Express.

Cheers,

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The Specifications to your system states that you have Intel Extreme Graphics onboard. Below is a link where you can find manuals and drivers for that card.
http://www.intel.com/products/chipsets/eg2/index.htm

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