PCI (not PCI-e or AGP) Video card for Windows 7

Ref: http://www.experts-exchange.com/Hardware/Displays_Monitors/Q_28551588.html

I had good luck with the FX5500 PCI cards.  
Today, I find that they are a little spendy ($25 or more when I'd rather see $10).  It looks like they are trending into the "rare" category.
I seem to recall another model that was recommended for this situation but I can't find it now.

Any suggestions?
LVL 27
Fred MarshallPrincipalAsked:
Who is Participating?
I wear a lot of hats...

"The solutions and answers provided on Experts Exchange have been extremely helpful to me over the last few years. I wear a lot of hats - Developer, Database Administrator, Help Desk, etc., so I know a lot of things but not a lot about one thing. Experts Exchange gives me answers from people who do know a lot about one thing, in a easy to use platform." -Todd S.

dbruntonCommented:
See http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&IsNodeId=1&N=100007709%20600007853

If you're getting cards for $25 then you're getting a good deal.  PCI video cards are getting like dodos.

GeForce 6200 cards seem to support Windows 7 but no guarantee it'll work for you.
0

Experts Exchange Solution brought to you by

Your issues matter to us.

Facing a tech roadblock? Get the help and guidance you need from experienced professionals who care. Ask your question anytime, anywhere, with no hassle.

Start your 7-day free trial
rindiCommented:
I agree that PCI video cards are rare and expensive in comparison to PCI-E or AGP cards. Matrox also makes such cards, but also those won't be cheaper, and some of them won't have drivers for newer OS's.
0
David Johnson, CD, MVPOwnerCommented:
your motherboard will either support AGP or PCI-E not both.
Evolution
ISA -> PCI -> AGP -> PCI-E
0
Get expert help—faster!

Need expert help—fast? Use the Help Bell for personalized assistance getting answers to your important questions.

Natty GregIn Theory (IT)Commented:
$25.00 you should just close your eyes and buy it. The longer you hold onto old hardware the more expensive the parts will be.
0
nobusCommented:
many cards have a driver for windows 7 32bit; but NOT for 64 bit OS
so first you should look if it is 32 or 64 bit !
0
Fred MarshallPrincipalAuthor Commented:
nobus:  OK.  I rather suspected that.  Fortunately, I can control what it is.
0
Fred MarshallPrincipalAuthor Commented:
How about the GeForce 6200 PCI cards?
0
nobusCommented:
they seems to have all kinds of drivers - so go ahead, i'd say
http://www.evga.com/support/download/
0
Fred MarshallPrincipalAuthor Commented:
It appears that there are a lot of such products supported:
http://www.nvidia.com/download/driverResults.aspx/82758/en-us
0
Fred MarshallPrincipalAuthor Commented:
Thank you for the helpful comments and suggestions!
0
rindiCommented:
I have a Geforce 8400 PCI card, and that works fine.
0
It's more than this solution.Get answers and train to solve all your tech problems - anytime, anywhere.Try it for free Edge Out The Competitionfor your dream job with proven skills and certifications.Get started today Stand Outas the employee with proven skills.Start learning today for free Move Your Career Forwardwith certification training in the latest technologies.Start your trial today
Windows 7

From novice to tech pro — start learning today.

Question has a verified solution.

Are you are experiencing a similar issue? Get a personalized answer when you ask a related question.

Have a better answer? Share it in a comment.