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Old 12-24-2005, 09:53 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Ok well currently I'm upgrading the computer so I can play my games a bit better, and play BF2. I recently upgraded my RAM from 384 megs to 1 gig. HUGE difference. The only thing I really want to do now is get a new video card, but I don't know if I have AGP or PCI, and that's kind of important while looking for a card. I have a Dell 4600, a year old. So, does anyone know what I have, or have a way I could detect it?

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you probably have AGP...but open up the case it should be at the top of the white PCI slots and it should be either red or brown, and it is a bit longer and set farther back then the PCI

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Coo thx.
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Most likely, if your specific model came with integrated graphics, you will not have an AGP slot. But yeah, usually the best way to find out is to open up your case and eyeball the interface slots.
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