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Okay, my friend needs a new AGP video card. I know that it's an agp slot on the motherboard, but it looks different from some AGP slots i've seen. Are there like 2 kinds of AGP slots? Like at the AGP x8 slots different from the 2x and 4x? This is a Dell Dimension 8300 Computer. If you need the service tag number I can provide that to you also. I just need to know what kind of card to order to replace the old one.
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I think the AGP 4x looks like AGP 8x, and that AGP 2x is shorter...

or it could be pci or even older stuff...
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I think the AGP 4x looks like AGP 8x, and that AGP 2x is shorter...

or it could be pci or even older stuff...
I think it's the 4/8x because the slot has 2 sections instead of 3 like the older 2x agp slots.
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Can you get a picture of it and post it up on here?
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I think size of agp slots go like : agp2x<agp4x<agp8x, and some cards are absolutely not compatible with older agp slots because of voltage problems.

Maybe a picture would help ?
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post #6 of 37
OEM builders, such as Dell, use a different version of AGP. It's usually AGP Pro so you'll need a specific card to run it in that slot.

Look at http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi...Pro_Keying.svg to determine what it is.

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post #7 of 37
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I think size of agp slots go like : agp2x<agp4x<agp8x, and some cards are absolutely not compatible with older agp slots because of voltage problems.

Maybe a picture would help ?
I wish i could get a picture up. But here. The old graphics card had the connector cut in two parts like the 4x/8x i see on newegg. The 2xAGP has the connector in 3 pieces.
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post #8 of 37
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OEM builders, such as Dell, use a different version of AGP. It's usually AGP Pro so you'll need a specific card to run it in that slot.

Look at http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/8/8c/AGP_%26_AGP_Pro_Keying.svg to determine what it is.

Okay, it's either the first or second slot from those pictures. I'm trying to find the freegin picture of the old card on Dell.
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post #9 of 37
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Okay, nvm i found the old card. Sorry for the triple post, but here is the link to the old card....

http://accessories.us.dell.com/sna/p...s=19&sku=9Y452

I guess i was wrong about which slot it was. I know it's AGP, but...what kind lol
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post #10 of 37
watch out putting 2x cards in 4x/8x boards you can mess up the board cause 2x cards use differt voltages.
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