Need a recommendation for a PCI graphics card

Discussion in 'Photoshop Tutorials' started by Bobby77501, Oct 19, 2003.

  1. Bobby77501

    Bobby77501 Guest

    I have a PCI slot open in my docking station - so am looking for
    recommendations.

    Bobby
     
    Bobby77501, Oct 19, 2003
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    GB Guest

    are you sure it supports graphics cards?
     
    GB, Oct 19, 2003
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    Bobby77501 Guest

    I thought a PCI slot was a PCI slot. What do I need to know or look for to
    know if it will support a graphics card? Thanks................

    Bobby
     
    Bobby77501, Oct 19, 2003
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    Jimmy Guest

    It is very unusual for a docking station to have a PCI slot. What make/model of docking station is
    this?
     
    Jimmy, Oct 19, 2003
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  5. Bobby77501

    Bobby77501 Guest

    Dell C/Port II. It actually has two PCI slots.


    make/model of docking station is
     
    Bobby77501, Oct 19, 2003
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    Eric Gill Guest

    Not in anything I've been able to find. Are you sure?
     
    Eric Gill, Oct 20, 2003
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    Jimmy Guest

    I checked the Dell support site user forum and the port replicator does support PCI display cards,
    mainly for those times when have another monitor and you don't want to use your laptop's LCD. I
    would suggest you check with Dell support and/or their user group to see what cards are
    compatitable.
     
    Jimmy, Oct 20, 2003
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    GB Guest

    my concern was that of compatibility with your systems BIOS, not so much if
    you could physically plug one in.

    My thoughts were that with the laptop having an integrated graphics card of
    its own, you could be in for problems with which graphics card the until
    might try to use as its primary device etc.

    It just could get messy with your video configurations, and
    docking/undocking etc.

    As long as it works in theory, you'd probably find any GF4 MX440 PCI card
    work just fine. There aren't a huge selection of PCI graphics cards around
    anymore.
     
    GB, Oct 20, 2003
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