What type of graphics slot do I have?

I want to get a new graphics card but I need to know what type of graphics slot I have. Could someone help me to find out what type I have?
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  1. There are several ways to do it.

    Identify your motherboard (look for brand and numbers on the motherboard itself) and google what you find and look for specifications.

    Download and install a free program like CPUID, it will tell you what you have.

    Or, you can use google images, search AGP and PCI-E graphics cards, and compare what you see to what you have.

    Its the internet. Utilize it.
  2. I have downloaded CPU-Z but I don't see where it says what type of slot I have.
  3. I'm sorry, I actually meant to say GPU-z, the same type of program just for graphics.
  4. I was not aware of that, zzfh. Too late to be of much info for me, as I haven't owned or worked on an AGP system in ages, but still good to know.
  5. I have downloaded GPU-z and it told me that I have a PCI-E but I think that I have a second slot. Is there any way of finding out what it is (the empty slot is white).
  6. Arzhur said:
    I have downloaded GPU-z and it told me that I have a PCI-E but I think that I have a second slot. Is there any way of finding out what it is (the empty slot is white).


    I've never heard of a board that has a PCI-E slot and an AGP slot, but boards with one PCI-E slot and one or more PCI slots are very common.
    Anyway, you've got a PCI-E slot, congratulations, that's the only slot you'll wanna use when it comes to graphic cards.
  7. Thanks this will help me to get my new graphics card.
  8. Gulli said:
    I've never heard of a board that has a PCI-E slot and an AGP slot, but boards with one PCI-E slot and one or more PCI slots are very common.
    Anyway, you've got a PCI-E slot, congratulations, that's the only slot you'll wanna use when it comes to graphic cards.


    There are indeed boards with both PCI-E and AGP slots, but they were not commonly available in North America. When I was shopping around for a board to extend the life of my x1650 a few years back, I had the option of importing a biostar from europe, but it was prohibitive for my budget at the time. At the time, the research I did lead me to believe that the boards were buggy, and it was a good choice not to go for it.

    To be sure, you really should find your motherboard make and model, and google it's specifications.
  9. How do I find the make and model?
  10. CPUID

    Mainboard Tab
  11. Thanks. I found them.
    Model is NARRA3.
    Brand is Phoenix Technologies, LTD
  12. Arzhur said:
    Thanks. I found them.
    Model is NARRA3.
    Brand is Phoenix Technologies, LTD


    It has a PCI-E slot according to HP: http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?docname=c01357135&lc=en&cc=us&dlc=en&product=3659709&lang=en
  13. Now go google that information and find out what you have.
  14. Give a man a fish...
  15. One PCI
    One PCI Express x16 graphics (for a graphics card)
    Two PCI Express x1 (for cards such as network, sound, tv-tuner)
  16. JofaMang said:
    Give a man a fish...


    "Give a man a fish then you would feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish then you would feed him for life." :D
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