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What's the difference in AGP slots ?

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Anonymous
September 1, 2005 11:56:27 AM

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The Matrox G400 video card (AGP) in my Optiplex GX400 died. I tried
replacing it with an ATI Rage Pro card, also an AGP card, salvaged from an
older Optiplex GX110.

Problem is, the ATI Rage Pro card has the 'keying' slot about 20 pins in
from the 'rear' of the card, whilst the AGP slot in the Dell Optiplex GX400
is more towards the 'front' of the AGP connector. (The Matrox card has slots
cut in both positions, the ATI card only has a slot in the rear position and
thus won't fit into the GX400)

What's the deal ? What do I need to look for in finding a replacement AGP
graphics for the GX400 ?

TIA

- FM -

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Anonymous
September 1, 2005 4:01:24 PM

Archived from groups: alt.sys.pc-clone.dell (More info?)

You're battling the 1.5v 3.3v issue. The explanation here of
what the various slots are should help you out.
http://www.ertyu.org/~steven_nikkel/agpcompatibility.ht...
The GX400 is allowing only cards that can deal with 3.3V,
while the ATI card is 1.5V only. The Matrox card could
handle
either type.

"Fred Mau" <fred-dot-mat@comcast.net> wrote in message
news:SridncUZocUyi4reRVn-rA@comcast.com...
> The Matrox G400 video card (AGP) in my Optiplex GX400
> died. I tried replacing it with an ATI Rage Pro card, also
> an AGP card, salvaged from an older Optiplex GX110.
>
> Problem is, the ATI Rage Pro card has the 'keying' slot
> about 20 pins in from the 'rear' of the card, whilst the
> AGP slot in the Dell Optiplex GX400 is more towards the
> 'front' of the AGP connector. (The Matrox card has slots
> cut in both positions, the ATI card only has a slot in the
> rear position and thus won't fit into the GX400)
>
> What's the deal ? What do I need to look for in finding a
> replacement AGP graphics for the GX400 ?
>
> TIA
>
> - FM -
>
>
>
Anonymous
September 2, 2005 4:10:34 AM

Archived from groups: alt.sys.pc-clone.dell (More info?)

Fred,

I've got some Matrox G450 AGP cards here, maybe even a G400. Contact me off
line. You have my email address, right? ... Ben Myers

On Thu, 1 Sep 2005 07:56:27 -0700, "Fred Mau" <fred-dot-mat@comcast.net> wrote:

>The Matrox G400 video card (AGP) in my Optiplex GX400 died. I tried
>replacing it with an ATI Rage Pro card, also an AGP card, salvaged from an
>older Optiplex GX110.
>
>Problem is, the ATI Rage Pro card has the 'keying' slot about 20 pins in
>from the 'rear' of the card, whilst the AGP slot in the Dell Optiplex GX400
>is more towards the 'front' of the AGP connector. (The Matrox card has slots
>cut in both positions, the ATI card only has a slot in the rear position and
>thus won't fit into the GX400)
>
>What's the deal ? What do I need to look for in finding a replacement AGP
>graphics for the GX400 ?
>
>TIA
>
> - FM -
>
>
>
!