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AGP & PCI

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June 23, 2010 9:57:10 PM

I'm confused about the AGP & PCI.
How do I know which I have and what bandwidth I have for them?
I'm relatively new to this but I know a little.

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a c 194 U Graphics card
June 23, 2010 10:24:16 PM


Easiest way to see which one you have is to take a look at your motherboard.
a b U Graphics card
June 24, 2010 7:49:46 AM

Or download CPU-Z.
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a b U Graphics card
June 24, 2010 8:12:45 AM

Nice pic ;-)
June 24, 2010 3:15:22 PM

Thanks, this is very useful!
Would you have AGP as your main and some other PCI; Google says they might be 'extension' or 'expansion' slots, what are these?
Thanks
June 24, 2010 3:16:18 PM

FunSurfer said:
Or download CPU-Z.


I have got CPU-Z but I'm not sure where it says?
a c 194 U Graphics card
June 24, 2010 3:37:35 PM

older boards had a single AGP as their primary and a few PCI slots to support other expansion cards, more recent boards tend to have one or more PCI-E slots.

They are called expansion slots because they allow you to plug cards into your system to expand its capabilities over those which the motherboard provides.
June 24, 2010 3:40:25 PM

agp uses the ram on the mother board pci-e uses the ram on the video card
a b U Graphics card
June 24, 2010 4:10:58 PM

kitteh_ said:
I have got CPU-Z but I'm not sure where it says?


Click on "Mainboard" and look down in the "Graphic Interface" - your bus type and transfer rate are written there.
There is an example in this site: http://www.softpedia.com/reviews/windows/Cpu-Z-Review-3...
look down at the middle review image (example of AGP X8 interface).
a c 194 U Graphics card
June 24, 2010 7:50:29 PM

Need to know what kind of slot you have first before we can suggest a card. But at that price that card is a pretty bad buy, overclockers.co.uk has an XFX 5750 for the same price.
a c 271 U Graphics card
June 24, 2010 7:53:15 PM

wishmaster12 said:
agp uses the ram on the mother board pci-e uses the ram on the video card

So why do AGP cards have onboard memory then?
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