Hardware Thread, Pci/Pci e Doh! in Technical; Some Wally, cough Me cough, bought a nice Grphic adapter with HDMI. Did I check if I had a PCI ...
20th July 2010, 02:24 PM #1
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
Send it back.
Get an adapter.
get a new motherboard.
What is the best and cheapish route to go down?
20th July 2010, 02:28 PM #2
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.
20th July 2010, 02:30 PM #3
Thanks. I should have qualified that with, I don't do games.
It is to hook it up to the TV
20th July 2010, 02:38 PM #4
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.
20th July 2010, 02:39 PM #5
Depends can you acutally get a PCI/AGP gfx card that has hdmi out?
20th July 2010, 02:41 PM #6
Maybe it's in then. Perhaps I had a bit of a brain overload and I have to rethink what I'm doing.
Originally Posted by plexer
20th July 2010, 02:42 PM #7
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?
20th July 2010, 09:26 PM #8
It has got HDMI output. I was on the right track there.
Originally Posted by plexer
20th July 2010, 09:44 PM #9
I have fallen into that one myself
21st July 2010, 09:42 AM #10
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.
21st July 2010, 09:44 AM #11
That's my hammer, solder kit and super glue going back into the tool chest then.
Originally Posted by K.C.Leblanc
21st July 2010, 09:48 AM #12
Remember it will need to be HDCP compliant to play full HD!
Originally Posted by creese
21st July 2010, 09:53 AM #13
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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