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Old 11-14-2006, 01:09 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default ATI Graphics Card will not fit in my system.

I think after buying a new motherboard, cpu, heatsink, and 2gbs of ram I need to shell out another $150 for a new video card.

This is the first system I've tried to put together. Now I have a new problem. I tired to put my ATI Radeon 9600 into my motherboard but the motherboard only has a PCI Expressx16 slot for video cards. The 9600 requiers an AGP slot.

I really don't want to have to pay more money and wait another week to get my system working. Is there anything that would allow me to use my current card in my motherboard? Maybe something to convert the PCI Expressx16 into an AGP interface?

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Old 11-14-2006, 03:53 PM   #2 (permalink)
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You can either use AGP or PCI E. Theres no adapters. You simply just purchased the wrong kind of video card. Theres nothing you can do but get a pci express card.

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Old 11-14-2006, 07:10 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I figured as much and I bought a video card from newegg already. I only had the old AGP video card from my old system. I bought a new motherboard and cpu and now I'll just have to wait for the video card to arrive.
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Old 11-15-2006, 04:58 AM   #4 (permalink)
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yup, sucks don' it?
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