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Graphic card wont fit

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September 20, 2011 7:16:29 PM

i have a diamond hd 3450 video card and went to put into a hp with a msi motherboard and when i took out the nivada video card the asus would not fit into the slot??????

please help what am i missing?

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a b U Graphics card
September 20, 2011 8:17:23 PM

It is possible that the MSI mobo has an AGP slot and not a PCI-E slot. What is the exact model number of the MSI board?
a b U Graphics card
September 20, 2011 8:45:35 PM

Keep in mind the 3450 comes in 3 flavors old AGP, even older PCI, and modern PCIe. What type of card do you have?
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a c 214 U Graphics card
September 20, 2011 10:33:06 PM

You have 2 different cards here,Asus and Diamond.Which card are you refering to? Please explain.
a b U Graphics card
September 20, 2011 11:10:46 PM

So you have to know what video card you have before you can buy another one. You don't just guess and go buy one.
September 21, 2011 10:24:00 AM

Motherboard Name MSI RS482M2/RX482M2 (MS-7093)
i think its a pci-e 16 on there and hd3450 is a 1.5v agp x4
a c 130 U Graphics card
September 21, 2011 12:37:51 PM

If this is your board then you are correct. You have a PCI-Ex16 graphics card slot which is not compatible with any AGP card. Return the HD3450 (if you can) and get a PCI-Ex16 version.

-Wolf sends
a c 147 U Graphics card
September 21, 2011 2:26:10 PM

+1 ^ AGP and PCIe are two different standards, same way that you can't stick a SATA drive on a ATA cable.
September 21, 2011 2:36:30 PM

thank you for the quick respnse. going to resell it on ebay i think :) 
a b U Graphics card
September 21, 2011 3:24:12 PM

Next time know what your buying before you buy it.
September 21, 2011 4:46:55 PM

It was out of another computer I was just hoping it would fit lol but thank you for your help
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