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Post  krisko on Wed Mar 19, 2008 9:08 pm

i am wondering if you have a free AGP slot.
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Post  Onyx on Wed Mar 19, 2008 9:12 pm

.....Derp? What's an AGP Slot?
(I probably know what it is, I'm just not up to date on all of this fancy anogram lingo stuff.)

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Post  krisko on Wed Mar 19, 2008 9:17 pm

An AGP slot is in your motherboard of your computer.
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Post  Onyx on Wed Mar 19, 2008 9:22 pm

Err.. I dunno. I haven't ripped this computer apart yet.

It's newish so...

Our old comp is missing too many parts to count... which is wierd, cause no one has ever opened it except me... o_O

So anyways.... what does it matter?
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Post  krisko on Wed Mar 19, 2008 9:26 pm

I have a random Nvidia GeForce FX5500 graphics card lying around and i don't have a use for it so i was wondering if you have an AGP slot that could put it to good use.
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Post  Onyx on Wed Mar 19, 2008 9:41 pm

Even if I didn't I could just swap out the old one right?

I don't think that would destroy my comp...

I can't remember. Do you need to install software for new cards and stuff?

(oh, and I hereby move this to the Computer area tongue )
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Post  krisko on Wed Mar 19, 2008 10:01 pm

type dxdiag in the run program of windows, there you click on display tab and it will tell if you have a graphics card. If it is better than the one i am willing to give you, don't bother swaping it (Nvidia GeForce FX 5500). If you don't have a card, all you have to do is put in this card in the AGP slot and install a driver. If you have a card in there that is not as good as this one, all you have to do is uninstall the driver through the Device Manager, remove the card, put the new one in and install the driver. It would not destroy your computer unless you have an HP. HP has all integrated hardware feeding off one another like little rats, don't even try to install any hardware in an HP. In order to find out if you have an AGP slot, you will have to take off one of your PC's panels and check. Usually there is only one AGP versus around 4 PCI slots. It should tell on the motherboard if it is AGP or PCI.
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Post  Onyx on Wed Mar 19, 2008 10:07 pm

Heh, I got an HP.
I also ran that dxd whatever thing.. and I don't know what I'm looking for, but I can guarantee you that my Graphics card blows.
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Post  krisko on Wed Mar 19, 2008 10:25 pm

so you ran the dxdiag, look under the display tab from top of page and it will have a subtitle of device, under device it will say name, manufacturer, etc.. What is the name under where is says name.
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Post  Lordlazer on Wed Mar 26, 2008 2:57 am

In laymen terms, AGP allows for a graphics card to have better performance. It used to be that graphics cards got most of its "juice" from the motherboard (CPU), but now graphic cards have a CPU of their own and use the AGP slot for a faster connection that what a PCI slot has to offer. Smile


Edit: Nowadays companies are pushing for many different CPUs, to ease the stress off of the main CPU, allowing for much more meticulous and higher scale processes. For instance, there is a CPU called PhysX (check out the youtube vids for example) that allows for many more computations than the main CPU can handle due to the other processes it is responsible for. A network CPU is also being pushed to allow for higher speeds of internet access and such. Smile

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Post  Onyx on Wed Mar 26, 2008 5:48 pm

Well there you have it. Lordlazer, the walking encyclopedia, has once again saved the day!

In other news... I'm a Layman Suspect
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It might be useful if I had any Computer Games >_<

Well who knows, maybe I'll get some now.. I have been eyeing Crisis... but I'll need alot more than a GFX Card Razz
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