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Old 10-25-2006, 01:05 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi all first post so here goes. Iv currently got a geforce 128mb mx 4000 and i want to upgrade to at least the 6 series. The one iv got i believe is in a pci bus slot 8x but im not sure. Can anyone tell me how i find this out for sure and also i think i have "agp" slots 8 x but im not sure again. Thanks as you can tell im not a computer wiz so any other info i need to know on graphics cards would be great


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Old 10-25-2006, 01:08 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Get a program called CPU-Z and it will tell you the info we need to help you further. Welcome to TF. I'm assuming you either have a PCI video card and an empty AGP slot, or an AGP video card. Also what is your budget for upgrading. You should also tell some specs about your system.



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Old 10-25-2006, 01:12 PM   #3 (permalink)
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orite cheers , i just googled it and im confused lol i really am a computer dummy , does anyone have any other infor , i think i found this info once myself in my computer near the device manager iv had a look and cant find it again
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Old 10-25-2006, 01:36 PM   #4 (permalink)
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there's a link to cpu-z right there, once you download it go to main board, and at the bottom it should tell you max bandwidth... being agp 4x/8x... pci-express x16 and so fourth, after you find that out post that up
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Old 10-25-2006, 04:18 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Just open up your case, the slots are quite distinctive.
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Old 10-28-2006, 11:38 PM   #6 (permalink)
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For CPU-Z, go to this link:
click on CPU-Z 1.37 right under "download latest version" if upper left part of screen. Save it to a folder of your choice. Windows XP can extract the files. Then double click cpuz.exe to run.

This program will help identifying your mainboard which we can then research further.

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Old 10-29-2006, 01:40 AM   #7 (permalink)
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U can know it by knowing the power needed for the graphic card if it AGP 8X it 0.8v i think and AGP 4x is 1.2v i think so cuz i did not check it....i jus know tat for long time.... But if u buy a AGP 8x graphic card and ur AGP slot is 4x and let it be..cuz it will runs ur graphic card at dun worry about crashing between motherboard and graphic card..

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