what does it mean. when u have a pci-e slot x16(running at x16). and a pci-e slot x16(running at x4). what cards could you run. on those. and is my brother computer a good enough gaming computer.
specs of my brothers computer:
MOTHERBOARD: gigabyte:GA-p55-ud3(ati crossfire)
RAM: 4 GB DDR3 (Kingston)
HDD:500 GB (Seagate)
GRAPHICS: Asus ENGTS250 1GB GDDR3
CASE: NZXT Alpha classic series
CPU: i5 core 750
SCREEN: Asus vh222t 22"inch LCD screen
MONEY PAID: 1,500
ha you paid way too much!!!!!!!!!! (50 characters)
answered Aug 25 '10 at 06:12
Yes it is good for gaming but that's is way to much money for a computer.
answered Sep 26 '10 at 14:14
You got ripped off, you for that price you should be at least getting a core i7 CPU and a motherboard that can provide x16 speeds for all of it's x16 slots, your PC right now is probably worth about $700-800 (if you include the monitor)
anyway here is a article on pcie scaling http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/pci-express-scaling-analysis,1572-8.html
the article is a little old and newer cards are much faster, your card is like 30-40% faster than the 8800, you want your card to be running at 16x, if not, you are losing a lot of your performance.
you have 2 x16 slots, the top one runs at 16x and the bottom one runs at 4x, make sure your videocard is in the top x16 slot, or better yep, get a refund on that PC and build one thats 5+ times faster for the same price
And just to reinforce what I said before, who ever built that computer for you, scammed you.