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Old 11-08-2005, 09:18 PM   #1 (permalink)
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i accidentaly ordered PCI-e video card and i've never heard of them. can someone tell me what they are all about.
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Old 11-08-2005, 09:21 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Pci-e refers to pci-express

do you know if your motherboard is agp or pci based? If so, the Pci-express wont work in your computer.
But if your motherboard supports pci-express, then it should run fine.
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wuts your motherboard?? easiest way to tell if u really did screw up
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its a gigabyte GA-K8NS there is no pci-e slot, there is 5 pci slots and one agp
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PCI-E is the type of slot that it goes in. all video cards now are either AGP, PCI-E, or PCI
normal PCI is for really low-end cards
AGP is what replaced PCI video cards for the most part, because PCI is slower
PCI-E (different to normal PCI) is the newer slot, replacing AGP, which has much more bandwith (bandwith = rate at which data can be sent through)

basically, if you have an AGP motherboard, you can only use an AGP or PCI video card (just about every computer has normal PCI)

if you have a PCI-E motherboard, you can use a PCI-E video card

and motherboard = where everything gets plugged into
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Dang, you'll need to either order a different video card (agp based) or a new motherboard that can support pci-e
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I can trade you my AGP based video card for your PCIe based one.
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i already have an agp based one on its way thanks anyway
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thas good
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what motherboard do you have?
because unfortunately not every AGP card works in every AGP motherboard. if you're getting a new card, it will most likely be an AGP 8X card. to be able to run that, your computer has to have at least AGP 4X. 2X is not compatible because the voltages used are higher, and it could potentially damage your new card
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