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#1 unacymbal

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Posted 14 March 2005 - 10:27 PM

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.

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Posted 15 March 2005 - 01:23 AM

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
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Posted 16 March 2005 - 06:19 PM

does your motherboard have an AGP slot on it?

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Posted 16 March 2005 - 06:26 PM

It should be in the same area as the PCI slots, just a little different looking than the PCI slots, and further away from the edge of the Motherboard.

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Posted 16 March 2005 - 09:14 PM

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 .


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