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Seems to me you really need to know what kind of pci slot you have on your motherboard.
I am coaching presently a good forum buddy on a forum I mod at. He at least gave me

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Which after some searching and recommends because he also wants

--- Quote --- Can you suggest a cheap board that we can just plug in and have recognized such that when it boots it will come up with the Unity interface so we can log in etc.?
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Unity interface is code for UBUNTU 14.04LTS.  So after explaining using edgers ppa and failsafe graphics boot and how to install the driver. We were able to come up with off of ebay

--- Quote ---I understood the process in the binarytides site, went to eBay and found a Buy-it-Now ASUS GeForce 7100GS w/ 512MB for $7.99 including shipping. 

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So now we wait for the card to arrive. If he hits a bump. He knows he can count on me to
coach him through the tight corners. So back to depending on what kind of pci slot you
have available would be a good start.

hey chris, checking out those sites now.. i don't know what happen i tore the entire house apart trying to find the damn thing because it only crashed occasionally. i swear god is out for me... i never had such clear memory of putting something down on some paper laid out for it and having it vanish and not finding it all day..

so usb-express 2.0 will work on a usb-express you think? i never game this machine is way too old for that, so i just need something that can play movies, i don't own a tv so i'm going through withdraws without a functioning computer so i might try tiger direct, maybe i will stick to a popular name so that linux hopefully supports it. i can't even find the one i had online i must have the number wrong description and price do not match..

literally punched a hole in the wall and damned god for this incident, can things just disappear these days?

Good sight to check out: http://www.videocardbenchmark.net/

You can get an idea of performance of nearly everything out there and if it doesn't have prices check current prices on line.  It's good to check specific cards out in detail though before you pull the trigger and buy one esp. if you have an older system, some take two slots so won't fit some machines, and check out power requirements so you don't overtax your psu.  Some require a six pin power connector as well (not sure if yours did?).

I guess it all depends on what you are doing with it too.  I don't game much but wanted something a lot better than I had, so I just started at the top of the list and worked my way down until I found something I could afford and would work in my machine; ended up with a GeForce 9600 GT which does the job for me.  Probably the best indicator of relative performance is the column that says: Passmark G3D Mark (higher is better) but they have more info on the cards as well.

I think you are talking about the PCIe 2.0?  I think pretty much all the PCIe 2.0 cards are backwards compatible, but not necessarily 2.1 or 3.0, check here for more info: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PCI_Express


my NVIDIA G96 [GeForce 9000 GT] (i think) 1gig the long DVI connection thing ...so was crashing so i tried replacing it with a old pci card and i can't move. this is a old computer and has 1 pci-express spot can anyone tell me a good card to get? i can't even find the one i took out it disappeared literally and i'm not a religious man.... so i'm stuck with no computer, what are these new pci-2.0 cards? can i put them in my express? i'm a computer addict someone please helpppp.... :(


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