Although it takes a fair amount of searching, it's possible still to get the old PCI slot graphics card. They are relatively cheap and I've just ordered one to see if it fairs better on the Flightsim PC. During an unsuccessful search for PCI-E x 1 info, I dropped across an article claiming that PCI-E's main reason for existance is marketing driven. They reskon PCI-X is just as fast etc.
Gerry Winskill Bones wrote:
Plenty of machines are still kicking around with PCI (and AGP) slots. They may have been superseded but it will be a good while before they are truly out of the picture. I'll bet there are still some old machines with ISA or CMR slots still kicking around.. <g> I've not used a floppy drive for years now. Backup is to an external hard drive and if I need to copy something to others I use a USB stick. I can only presume you don't have a lot of backup material on your PC if the floppy is still your main backup route. Here I have 4Gb of photographs and 15Gb of music alone - plus another 3Gb of downloaded FS aircraft and programs. bones-----Original Message----- *From:* jhb_airlines-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:jhb_airlines-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] *On Behalf Of *franklyn fisher *Sent:* 16 December 2006 09:03 *To:* jhb_airlines@xxxxxxxxxxxxx *Subject:* [jhb_airlines] Re: AAAAAAARG!!!!!!!!!! Yet Again Assuming that Gerry's new machine has PCI slots!! Like the floppy drive they are now redundant, but for me I cannot live without the floppy drive, my backups don't need anything bigger. Frank F----- Original Message ----- *From:* Alex - Reheat.org <mailto:Alex@xxxxxxxxxx> *To:* jhb_airlines@xxxxxxxxxxxxx <mailto:jhb_airlines@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> *Sent:* Friday, December 15, 2006 9:40 PM *Subject:* [jhb_airlines] Re: AAAAAAARG!!!!!!!!!! Yet Again Hi Gerry, Yes you would, as long as you are confident in your power supply. I have always had problems with Hubs, as they try to kick in while windows is booting and if they are full it has led to jams for me in the past. PCI cards for USB are really cheap these days (often cheaper than a hub) and are a far better way to add USB capability. If you have spare PSU capability then go for it. All the best, Alex Gerry Winskill wrote:Blasted Chinese! The replacement powered hub seems to have bitten the dust. Would I be better installing extra USB sockets, via my PCI slots? Gerry Winskill Gerry Winskill wrote:------------------------------------------------------------------------ No virus found in this incoming message. Checked by AVG Free Edition. Version: 7.5.432 / Virus Database: 268.15.21/589 - Release Date: 15/12/2006 17:10