Graphics Card

  Ade_1 14:15 30 Dec 05

Hi, i have an ATI Radeon x300 (i think its 128mb) hypermemory. But im not sure if it is a PCI Express or PCI, all i can find for the name is ATI Radeon x300/x550 Series, and when i search for the x300 i find it is a PCI Express 256. I am slightly confuesed. IT came with my Dell Dimension 5100. I am thinking of upgrading the graphics card thats why i wanted to find out. Also wanted to find out which slot it was using. I have tried looking through Everest it says the same. Thanks in Advance

  sil_ver 14:21 30 Dec 05

almost certain to be PCI Express as I doubt you could buy a PCI card nowadays. If it was it would be fitted in one of the white slots

  Ade_1 14:24 30 Dec 05

i looked in the bios and it suggests its a PEG which if i am correct in saying is a PCI Express card

  Ade_1 14:28 30 Dec 05

should everest tell me if i have an AGP slot?

  007al 14:40 30 Dec 05

Hyper memory means it uses up to 128 of system memory.
x300 is a PCI-Express card,but it is also used on the ATI onboard graphics.Do you know if you you have a card in your pc?Or is it the onboard version?

  Ade_1 14:48 30 Dec 05

I have a card as in the bios it says about onbaord graphics not being turned on.

I am thinking of upgrading, not sure whether to get an AGP or PCI-E I know PCI-E are better but it depends what i see. Does anyone think i would have an AGP slot or where can i find this out?

  mike1967 15:07 30 Dec 05

I also have the x300 I'm under the impression its a PCI-E card and I'm also looking to upgrade soon, although it performs ok with all games so far including Battlefield 2

  007al 15:27 30 Dec 05

If you have a slot for a card then it will be PCI-Express.
You wont get an AGP slot on a PCI-E motherboard(apart from the AsRock which has both)

  Ade_1 15:35 30 Dec 05

Ok thanks very much for your help - much appreciated :)

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