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Can an AGP slot for a graphic card be added?

My Dell Dimension 3000 motherboard does not provide an AGP slot for graphics card upgrades.
Can one be added?
The installed Intel(R) 82865G Graphics Controller (Accelerator) doesn’t provide the optimal screen resolution (1600x900 pixels) for a LGE W2053 Monitor which has both D-sub VGA and DVI-D connectors.
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no ..you cannot add an AGP video card to a PCI motherboard.
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try looking for an geforce fx5500 thats probably the most powerful pci card that was produced till they seized production
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What did they do with it when they siezed it? (sorry, I had too... I'll be quiet)

I think you meant ceased...

*giggles* I apologize.
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no ..you cannot add an AGP video card to a PCI motherboard.
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try looking for an geforce fx5500 thats probably the most powerful pci card that was produced till they seized production
Thanks for the replies. My grandson has been bugging me to upgrade so he can play his games on my system.

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try looking for an geforce fx5500 thats probably the most powerful pci card that was produced till they seized production
Sorry for being so dense.
So since I have a couple of open PCI slots on my system can I add any of the following, for example:
Newegg.com - EVGA 01G-P3-N943-LR GeForce 9400 GT 1GB 128-bit DDR2 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards
Newegg.com - EVGA 512-P2-N738-LR GeForce 8400 GS 512MB 64-bit GDDR2 PCI Express x16 HDCP Ready Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards
Newegg.com - EVGA 256-P1-N400-LR GeForce 6200 256MB 64-bit GDDR2 PCI 2.1 Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards
without problems or additional modifications?
I read somewhere that the EVGA GeForce 8400 GS needs a minimum of a 350 Watt power supply?
What's the difference between PCI and PCI-E?
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Pci and Pci express are not the same, Pci express is a newer card slot and not backward compatible likewise pci2.As mentioned you would need a pci video card.do not think many are around anymore.
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This is your best bet

You can always buy a new micro ATX motherboard, CPU and ram and upgrade the computer for about 150 to 200.
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This is your best bet

You can always buy a new micro ATX motherboard, CPU and ram and upgrade the computer for about 150 to 200.
Im not trying to offend him but if he didnt know the difference between a pci and pci-e card i dont he would really be able to or know how to swap in another motherboard safely

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easy guys , easy.. PGR1940 just swap a new PCI card. not PCI-E , just PCI. and whatever your gaming needs are just go with the adequate memory card
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Thanks for all the info.
I don’t think I’m capable enough to change the motherboard, but I have installed a CD/DVD-RW drive and upgraded the sound card (“Wow”).
So based on the info I guess should just go with one of these:
PNY GeForce 8400 GS Video Card - 512MB DDR2, PCI, DVI, VGA, HDTV at TigerDirect.com
EVGA GeForce 8400 GS Video Card - 512MB DDR2, PCI, DVI, VGA, HDTV at TigerDirect.com
Thanks again for your help,
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Why do you discourage people from attempting a motherboard swap? If you are comfortable swapping a sound card, you are halfway there.

That being said, it would be much easier to swap out just the video card.
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Why do you discourage people from attempting a motherboard swap? If you are comfortable swapping a sound card, you are halfway there.

That being said, it would be much easier to swap out just the video card.
Because its very easy to short or damage a new motherboard if its mishandled. Also with todays videocards its not gonna be as simple as just swaping out his board, and throwing in a pci-e card. He will also have to upgrade his power supply for the new card, seeing as it only comes with a 250watt power supply. Third just from looking at pics of the computer it appears to use a micro atx board which he would have to know when looking for a new board, not to mention he would probably have to buy new ram also.

PG im not saying you couldnt go that route but it would cost you alot more money just to get your resolution up. Id just go with the Geforce FX 5500 They even still sell them at walmart for like $50

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Really, on an old computer you come to a point where it's better to just upgrade to a new computer than keep putting money into an older system. Swapping in a new mother board & power supply will probably run an easy $100. Just not worth it. Then once you up the memory, a new video card, could easily be $200. Better to put that towards a new (or a good refurbished) computer.
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Really, on an old computer you come to a point where it's better to just upgrade to a new computer than keep putting money into an older system. Swapping in a new mother board & power supply will probably run an easy $100. Just not worth it. Then once you up the memory, a new video card, could easily be $200. Better to put that towards a new (or a good refurbished) computer.
As far as upgrading to a new computer, I had a HP DC7600 SFF with a ATI Radeon x1300 video card.
I gave it to my grandson.
I took his Dell Dimension 3000 because he couldn’t play a lot of his games with the installed Intel(R) 82865G Graphics Controller (Accelerator).
As you know I did some upgrades to it: RAM, CD/DVD-RW, and a sound card.
I wanted to upgrade the video card, because the Dell’s doesn’t provide the optimal screen resolution for my LGE W2053 Monitor. I watch/burn DVD movies, and sometimes watch full episodes of TV shows that I missed.
I also wanted to upgrade so that he would be able to play some of his games.
I decided to install an EVGA GeForce 6200 Video Card - 256MB DDR2, PCI, DVI, VGA, TV Out, Video Card.
I think it will fulfill my needs. I don’t have to upgrade the power supply and was told I the card works fine without
a fan, which I will probably add as a precaution.
Again thanks to all for your help and suggestions.
Reps to all.
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