November 22, 2008 @ 03:44 AM
Space Dandy

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I currently own a emachine t3646(its a vista) with an integrated graphic card (ndivia geforce 6100). It doesnt have a pci-e x16 slot and there is only one pci-e x8 slot. So if i buy the x8 to x16 adapter and a 8 or 9 series card, will it be able to work?

link to the adapter: www.orbitmicro.com/global/express-adapter-p-755.html#options
November 22, 2008 @ 02:51 PM
magneticman

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it will work but at the reduced speed of x8

sounds dodgy to me anyway..
November 22, 2008 @ 07:14 PM
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I was researching today and havent found any good reviews on the adapter yet. razzrazzrazzrazzrazz
November 23, 2008 @ 11:31 PM
SprNtrl

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What processor do you have in the machine? If it's a low end part, your gonna be CPU-bound in games, regardless of your GPU power.
November 23, 2008 @ 11:33 PM
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i doubt that the adapter would bring it up to speed with a standard pci slot
November 23, 2008 @ 11:39 PM
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what processor do you have in the machine? If it's a low end part, your gonna be cpu-bound in games, regardless of your gpu power.

amd
November 23, 2008 @ 11:40 PM
ostrichboy92

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i don't see why it wouldn't workk.. definitely won't work at smoothness or speed of an x16 tho
November 23, 2008 @ 11:55 PM
SprNtrl

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That doesn't tell me shit. From the looks of the adapter, it might push your card out, meaning it will be a PITA, if not impossible to install properly.

If your processor is AM2+ compatible, I would pickup a new mother board. AMD AM2+ motherboards are cheap. For under $100, you can get a pretty feature and performance packed board that will have some future proofing in it. This is assuming that you MUST upgrade your video card.

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