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6th August, 2006 at 21:25:31 -

Hey guys, just wondering if you help me out with this annoying problem...

Bought a mb a few months ago, only to discover some new gay graphics card slot that doesnt allow for agp cards... So I waited until today, when I went and purchase a pci express card... and that damn thing doesn't even fit in the slot.

So there's more than one type of PCI express slot/thing? How the hell do I know what video card to get? How do you discern one type of PCI express vid card from another if there is no distinguishing anything on the box (like voltage or pci express 2 or anything??)

I hope you guys understand what I'm asking, its just all a bit confusing for an old man like me


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23rd August, 2006 at 18:34:31 -

I purchased a PCI Graphics card awhile ago by accident, not having a PCI Express compatible motherboard.

Rathing annoying, hard to keep up with the basics anymore.



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23rd August, 2006 at 18:42:35 -

just return both mobo and graphics card and get a mobo with agp on it. if no you could always check the manual for the mobo and it will tell you which type of PCI-E slot you have.

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23rd August, 2006 at 19:13:13 -

Are you sure you picked up a PCI-Express card and not just a PCI one?

I know my roomie made that mistake some time ago.

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23rd August, 2006 at 20:16:58 -

There are several types of PCI Express slots, and a PCI-E card will work in any slot that is the same size as it is or larger. The size is denoted by x1, x4, x8, etc.

PCI Express is a strange name if you ask me. The word "Express" puts in mind a sort of cheaper PCI slot, like Tesco Express. Or something like that. - Games, music, living in America

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