Well to update you, I received a new GeForce 6200 video card, this one being 512MB instead of 256MB like my other one was.
Turns out the slot on the motherboard was also an issue as well. I tried recooking the motherboard hoping to correct a possible solder joint issue.
If you have ever tried replacing a slot on a motherboard before or not, let me tell you the solder they are using these days on electronics is very hi temp solder and it takes a lot of heat to bake a board hot enough to get an AGP or PCI-E slot off of the board with one pull.
Usually the plastic slot softens and the 124 pins remain in the motherboard while the slot slips off of the pins. You can not get those pins back into the slot without mega issues.
Motherboards are two sided highways of thousands circuit traces and it is one hell of a chore cleaning those remaining pins out of the board, cleaning the holes out where the 124 pins once entered the motherboard holes and clean up the board for the application of another AGP slot.
The next chore is getting the new slot into the holes without a single pin bending and missing the hole, the next chore is getting the solder to flow on both sides of the motherboard, specially the solder connections underneath the slot.
Once the slot is in the board, there is no way to place a soldering iron tip on the traces under it.
Keep in mind, some pins solder on the top of the board, others solder on the bottom side, those on the bottom are easy because they are in plain view, while the top connections are now hidden under the plastic slot.
If anyone reading this thread ever wishes to replace a slot, it always best to replace with a new undamaged slot.
I often use digi-key as a motherboard parts replacement source, they're web address is http://www.digikey.com
you do not need a business account to order parts from them.
There is a menu on the left side of that page, look for the one called catalog, or use the search bar and type what you're looking for, chances are they will have it, including most connectors or chips found on any electronics hardware.
Edited by MrBruce1959, 13 October 2011 - 07:07 AM.