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luey14
12-12-06, 11:42 PM
hello everybody,

i am about to buy a graphics card and i am not sure what graphic slot my motherboard has, ie whether it has an AGP or PCIE slot. Could anyone help me on how i would do this?

thanks

Roadhog
12-12-06, 11:49 PM
AGP
http://www.benchmark.co.yu/tests/mainboards/asus/a7ve/agp.jpg

PCI Slots

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/es/thumb/6/64/Buses_pci.jpg/215px-Buses_pci.jpg

PCIE
http://images.crucial.com/images/pcie_lores_callouts.jpg

luey14
12-12-06, 11:52 PM
hey thanks for the reply,
the slots look very similar, do they differ by length/number? etc
sorry if this is a silly ques but im not good with this stuff

einstein_314
12-13-06, 12:02 AM
The PCIE slot is definately longer. And it has the little divider in the slot close to the left end (in the picture roadhog supplied). Other than that...chances are, if it's an AGP slot, it will be brown like in the picture. I don't think I've ever seen an AGP slot that wasn't brown. Nor have I seen a brown PCIE slot.

If you still can't tell, what is the make and model number of your motherboard? It should be written somewhere on it...From that we could find the data sheet for it and determine if it is AGP or PCIE.

Or even better, post a picture of your motherboard. Upload your picture to http://www.imageshack.us/ so we can see it.