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    Pci/Pci e Doh!

    Some Wally, cough Me cough, bought a nice Grphic adapter with HDMI. Did I check if I had a PCI E slot? No. only PCI

    Do I:
    Send it back.
    Get an adapter.
    get a new motherboard.

    What is the best and cheapish route to go down?

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    You will need a PCI-E slot if you actually want to play modern games so new motherboard is the only option in that case.

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    Thanks. I should have qualified that with, I don't do games.

    It is to hook it up to the TV

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    In which case I'd check if you can find a suitable PCI replacement before sending it back. I haven't checked PCI graphics cards for a while but it was rapidly dieing a long long time ago so you might not be able to find what you need anymore.

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    Depends can you acutally get a PCI/AGP gfx card that has hdmi out?

    Ben

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    Quote Originally Posted by plexer View Post
    Depends can you acutally get a PCI/AGP gfx card that has hdmi out?

    Ben
    Maybe it's in then. Perhaps I had a bit of a brain overload and I have to rethink what I'm doing.

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    You can get cards for PCI with HDMI output, or just use DVI with an adaptor. However, I think it'll be fighting a losing battle - could you consolidate the two with a newer motherboard with onboard graphics and HDMI?

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    Quote Originally Posted by plexer View Post
    Depends can you acutally get a PCI/AGP gfx card that has hdmi out?

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    It has got HDMI output. I was on the right track there.

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    I have fallen into that one myself

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    It could be worse, I gave a mate and old AGP card I had. When it wouldn't fit (it turned out his PC had PCi-Express) he made it fit, he ended up needing a new PC.

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    Quote Originally Posted by K.C.Leblanc View Post
    It could be worse, I gave a mate and old AGP card I had. When it wouldn't fit (it turned out his PC had PCi-Express) he made it fit, he ended up needing a new PC.
    That's my hammer, solder kit and super glue going back into the tool chest then.

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    Quote Originally Posted by creese View Post
    It has got HDMI output. I was on the right track there.
    Remember it will need to be HDCP compliant to play full HD!

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    Quote Originally Posted by tommej View Post
    Remember it will need to be HDCP compliant to play full HD!
    My thoughts are on the lines of playing video I have taken & using the TV as a large photo frame. I have a laptop and netbook for other things and a NAS. It is just that I have a decent PC that I wanted to make use of.



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