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mmzz
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      11-01-2006
i have just brought my first computer game and now find (duh) that i
need a graphics card to run it.
After an intensive course on the cards i find there are different types
of cards, the old pci, agp and pcie, with different slots to install
them in
so far so good. but no amount of research on the internet will tell me
how i know what graphics slot i have (if any). i think my computer is
too recent to only have pci (its three years old) but what do i look
for to tell which slot i have. I seem to have two pci slots and one
(brown) above about the same dimensions which i suspect is an agp but
hope is pcie

 
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      11-01-2006
mmzz wrote:
> i have just brought my first computer game and now find (duh) that i
> need a graphics card to run it.
> After an intensive course on the cards i find there are different types
> of cards, the old pci, agp and pcie, with different slots to install
> them in
> so far so good. but no amount of research on the internet will tell me
> how i know what graphics slot i have (if any). i think my computer is
> too recent to only have pci (its three years old) but what do i look
> for to tell which slot i have. I seem to have two pci slots and one
> (brown) above about the same dimensions which i suspect is an agp but
> hope is pcie
>


googlegooglegooglegoogle.... you get the idea

http://www.matrox.com/graphics/en/ca...p_pci_pcie.php
 
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old man
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      11-01-2006
And presumably this PC is a no name brand?
I doubt its a pcie slot, almost certainly AGP.
And unless the rest of your PC is up to spec installing a hi spec pcie card
will not be advantageous.
http://www.belarc.com/free_download.html for info on what your hardware is

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> i have just brought my first computer game and now find (duh) that i
> need a graphics card to run it.
> After an intensive course on the cards i find there are different types
> of cards, the old pci, agp and pcie, with different slots to install
> them in
> so far so good. but no amount of research on the internet will tell me
> how i know what graphics slot i have (if any). i think my computer is
> too recent to only have pci (its three years old) but what do i look
> for to tell which slot i have. I seem to have two pci slots and one
> (brown) above about the same dimensions which i suspect is an agp but
> hope is pcie
>



 
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