Need video card that is compatible with 32-bit DirectX player

Question

I need a video card that is compatible with 32 bit DirectX player. There is a slot on the left side of the machine that is supposed to be for a video card. But I don't know what kind to get and a salesman at CompUSA says that you can't put a video card in there and that they are not available. Is this true? According to Sony it is supposed to be a PCI slot. Thanks. Shirley

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This question was answered on April 26, 2004. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

Peripheral Component Interconnect, a local bus standard developed by Intel Corporation Most modern PCs include a PCI bus in addition to a more general ISA expansion bus PCI is also used on newer versions of the Macintosh computer

PCI is a 64-bit bus, though it is usually implemented as a 32-bit bus It can run at clock speeds of 33 or 66 MHz At 32 bits and 33 MHz, it yields a throughput rate of 133 MBps Also see PCI-X

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Posted by Ludens of Katharine Gibbs School - New York on April 26, 2004