Bought PCI when had AGP

July 2, 2009 at 15:45:33
Specs: Windows XP
I bought a PCI video card because I thought thats what I had on my Pavillion 793c. Turns out the old card was using AGP. Anyways my question is I have three PCI slots and on of them is being used by a modem which of course i never use would i be able to use the nex vid card in that slot?

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#1
July 2, 2009 at 15:47:36
Sure, you can use it in any pci slot, but AGP is far better than a pci card. Why not return it for an AGP card.

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#2
July 2, 2009 at 16:01:18
AGP cards are infinitely better than standard PCI. Why didn't you look up your board specs or open the case before buying a new card? I found your motherboard in less than 30 seconds. It has a 4X AGP slot. Return the PCI card & buy something decent.

http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/...


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#3
July 2, 2009 at 16:10:36
Besides the correct above responses there is also PCI-e which is NOT the same as PCI. It is very possible that is what you bought. Trying to insert that into a PCI slot isn't going to work. Of the three different technologies the order is like this.

PCI, AGP, PCI-e. Pci-e cards usually have a suffix like x8 or x16 after the PCI-e or the word express.


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