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How do I know if my computer is AGP compatible? I have an old vid card I want to replace, but I'm not sure if I can use an AGP card. I've got a PCI card now. I was just wondering how you can tell. Thanks.
First thing is to check wheather you have an AGP slot, its the brown slot on the board above all the PCI slots.
Next is to check what motherboard you have, cos the voltages on agp cards differ between 1x, 2x and 4x, 8x and you might end up with a faulty graphics card aswell as a faulty motherboard
If you have and AGP card you may need to go into the BIOS to chance from AGP to PCI . Then place you PCI video card into the FIRST PCI slot . The PCI slots are white . In the old days before XP you had to place your Video in the 1st slot . With AGP I don't think many put PCI video cards in anymore . You can run a dual monitor setup if you wish (althought I think it works best with XP) . Onefor chat and one for surfing . Just a thought .