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Agp And Pci-e Compatability

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#1 givey51


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Posted 24 February 2008 - 05:26 PM

I have just bought a Dell Inspiron 530 with the quad core processor. Got it off EBAy, the seller is including and EVGA 6200 le AGP video card with the PC(not installed). The Inspiron shows only a PCI-e video slot. Will the AGP install in this slot and run? Have not received system yet, just thought I would ask in advance. Not very familiar with video cards as you can see.

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Posted 24 February 2008 - 05:44 PM

In a word...no.

PCI video cards fit PCI slots.

AGP video cards fit AGP slots.

PCI-E cards fit PCI-E slots.

Each is a different physical size, each card has a different number of pins (I believe).




Edited by hamluis, 24 February 2008 - 05:52 PM.

#3 givey51

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Posted 24 February 2008 - 07:25 PM

Thank You, that's what I thought, now I will raise some heck with the seller.

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Posted 25 February 2008 - 06:06 AM

The seller may have changed the motherboard to a different model that will accept the video card. Or he/she is just getting rid of old components that they don't need. Consider it as a bonus if they are.

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