I have an older computer that has horrible video, so I'd like to add a cheap video card to it. I do not use it for gaming, but would like to use it as a "media" PC and hook it up to my 42" Vizio flat screen, which has a VGA input, amongst others. Anyways, the computer is an HP a1034n, which has a 3.0GHz processor, and 4GB maxed-out ram. I run Windows XP and/or Zorin (Linux) on it.
Anyways, the big, stupid question here is: The computer only has PCI slots. No AGP, or PCIE slots. So I've been looking for a cheap, used PCI video cards on eBay, but all seem to have a second "notch" further back on their contacts. Why is that? Would a card like this fit in my PCI-only computer? Thanks!