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Old 12-14-2004, 10:05 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default I need some help.

I have a HP PC and I am running on Intel Extreme Graphics, which really suck. I am upgrading with a nVIDIA Geforce FX 5200, but I don't know how to do it.
How do you tell if your motherboard supports AGP?
Do you have to disable the Intel Graphics in order to run the new card?

Any help would be great. Thanks.

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Old 12-14-2004, 10:16 PM   #2 (permalink)
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open up the case and see if it has a brown slot above the white PCI slots, it will be further back and just a little bigger than the PCI slots

you can download a program called CPU-Z here
which tells you what motherboard, CPU and RAM you have

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Since you're using an Intel board with onboard graphics, it's likely it doesn't support AGP. When you put the new card in the onboard graphics should disable itself allowing the pci card (if you have to get that) to be used. If not, you can just go into the bios and disable it manually.
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yeah, the best way to see if you have agp is to look and see if one of the slots is off set from the others. the pci and agp slots are below the cpu and heat sink fan.
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