WTH a Geforce 3 Ti500 PCI???

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Postposted on Tue Mar 12, 2002 7:06 pm

http://page.auctions.shopping.yahoo.com ... ?&aucview=

This guy is selling one...Check out the Question and answer page. Seems pretty shady to me.
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Postposted on Tue Mar 12, 2002 7:11 pm

Hmm, whats thats smell? Its not very nice...
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Postposted on Tue Mar 12, 2002 7:56 pm

The connector doesnt look right for PCI. Scam all the way.
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Postposted on Tue Mar 12, 2002 8:12 pm

As much as this might seem like BS, he may be right... I did some fishing, and found this:

<A HREF="http://www.gainward.com/us/products/Gainward%20Geforce3%20PowerPack!!!%20Ti550XP%">

"System Requirements

100% Compatible CPUs
64MB of system memory
AGP Bus(AGP version) or <B>PCI Bus(PCI version)</B>
CD-ROM or DVD-ROM"
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Postposted on Tue Mar 12, 2002 8:45 pm

this guy is full of s*it..
I hope he gets what he deserves..
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Postposted on Tue Mar 12, 2002 9:18 pm

Flippajoe your link doesn't work. The nearest I can find is

http://www.gainward.com/us/products/vgacard.htm

From here you can hit all the Vidcards and all the ones I looked at said
"Support AGP 2X/4X"
nothing about PCI.
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Postposted on Tue Mar 12, 2002 9:50 pm

That is a AGP card in the picture. PCI and AGP connectors look NOTHING alike, and that is obviously an AGP.
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Postposted on Tue Mar 12, 2002 9:56 pm

It looks like a GeForce 2 Ti 500--not a GeForce 3 Ti 500 (where are all the capacitors?). I didn't know these were available until just now. According to Gainward's web page, the GeForce 2 Ti 500 video card is just a GeForce 2 Pro card. In fact, it looks very similar to my old VisionTek GeForce 2 GTS.
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Postposted on Wed Mar 13, 2002 3:14 am

Doesn't look like PCI to me....
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Postposted on Wed Mar 13, 2002 9:57 am

Lol, erm. How stupid does he think people are?

"dont be a jerk, i havent ripped 1 person off on yahoo, and already my feedback rating is low"

He has 3 negative ratings and one nearly negative and expects that to be belived!?

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Postposted on Wed Mar 13, 2002 10:19 am

The GeForce 3 TI PowerPack 550 lists AGP or PCI.

There are pci versions of the GeForce 3 out there.
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Postposted on Wed Mar 13, 2002 10:32 am

Um, the card in the picture is out of a Mac. See the little conector at the bottom near the fan plug? That's the power connector for the Apple ADC monitors.
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Postposted on Wed Mar 13, 2002 10:16 pm

if there is a geforce 3 pci out there i wanna know where for when i run my 3 monitor set up......Geforce 4 and 3 that would be nice....ok let me stop before i start to drool : P --------- ok i am drooling now....
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Postposted on Wed Mar 13, 2002 10:21 pm

He wrote back to me:
"I bought these cards in a lump sum of 100 from the manufactuer"
He didnt answer my questions about a place actually selling these or if it was a Mac or pci card.
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Postposted on Wed Mar 13, 2002 10:23 pm

Anyone have about $300 to throw at this guy, and find out what he's really selling?
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Postposted on Wed Mar 13, 2002 10:30 pm

if it was the real deal i would....but i dont wanna get stuck with two agp cards
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Postposted on Thu Mar 14, 2002 1:31 am

Imagine how pissed off the person that wins it is gonna be when they find out that it doesn't work in their PC. The person doesn't list any compatibility specs--other than it's a PCI video card. And, $15.00 for shipping? That's rediculous if it's being sent to a U.S. address.
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Postposted on Thu Mar 14, 2002 4:44 am

Well, I was curious about what I saw on the Gainward site, and apparently it's just a blanket statement. After doing some searching on the net for a few minutes, I can't find any mention of a G3 PCI.

Cut of Gainward system Specs on GeForce 3 PowerPack Ti 550
--
100% Compatible CPUs
64MB of system memory
AGP Bus(AGP version) or PCI Bus(PCI version)
CD-ROM or DVD-ROM
----

So, I'm 'tarded. :smile:

I did do some research on Mac GeForce 3's as well, and there isn't ( from what I saw ) a PCI version either, AGP4x only.

--edit fixed typo blank to blanket.


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Postposted on Thu Mar 14, 2002 5:43 am

Noticed that too DiMaestro...but can find any mention of people actually selling or even producing that version though

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Postposted on Thu Mar 14, 2002 6:06 am

There have never, ever been any GF3 PCIs. I'd bid on this thing just to sue the snot out of that crapmeister wehn he can't deliver, but I was automatically dumped from the auction since I haev no feedback.
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Postposted on Mon Mar 18, 2002 8:19 pm

well that is funny! notise that his "pci" VGA card has that stablizer thing on the bottom that is only availible in AGP 4x slots. my agp slot doesnt have one.
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Postposted on Sat Mar 23, 2002 3:09 am

Now this is what I call satisfied customers:
Comment:This guy is a big fat liar. He cheated my money by not sending the right stuff that I auction for. Never negotiate with him after auction is closed. Only auction if 2nd time post with the same as of the first post(descriptions,detail of item you are auct (Jan 15 17:12 PST)

Comment:I won this no reserve auction and contacted seller emediatly. but he refused to complete the auction because my bid was to low very unprofeshional.!!


This guy has earned my confidence.

This guy seems to sell alot of software, but one title caught my eye: The Oregon Trail?! I haven't played that game since I was in Elementary School using a Apple 2e. They still make that game? I might have to pick up a copy just for the flashback.
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Postposted on Sun Mar 24, 2002 5:47 pm

I LIVE IN OREGON!!!!!!!!!! WOW!!!
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Postposted on Sun Mar 24, 2002 7:04 pm

Did you have to get there in a wagon? I don't think going to Oregon is worth all the freaking snakes and random encounters along the way. Seems pretty cool once you get there though.
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Postposted on Mon Mar 25, 2002 12:32 am

It's either the -1 rating or the picture of the AGP card but read the buyer comments, this guy sounds like bad news.
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