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AGP question

By Tha General
Jun 22, 2008
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  1. I have another question, looking in PC wizard, it says i have 1 AGP connectors?

    What does that mean, because i don't see any AGP slots in my computer.

    I have 4 PCI slots
  2. Obi-Wan Jerkobi

    Obi-Wan Jerkobi TS Maniac Posts: 592

    Do you have onboard video, because sometimes if you do it believes the onboard video to be and AGP slot because it uses the same bus just not on a physical connection.

    EDIT: Either that or you have the actual AGP contacts on you motherboard but not an actual slot. Just a bunch of silicon dots that are shaped like an AGP slot. This is the case on my Jetway motherboard as it has SATA wires but no actual SATA headers (ports).
  3. Tha General

    Tha General TechSpot Paladin Topic Starter Posts: 1,225

    Onboard video such as intel yes. But its disable. Also, what are AGP contacts , i mean can i use agp or somehting?
  4. Obi-Wan Jerkobi

    Obi-Wan Jerkobi TS Maniac Posts: 592

    The AGP contacts mean the bus is physically there, but does not work or is not designed to work. You might see little silver dots on your motherboard arranged in the shape of an AGP slot. The application might see those the bus because the dots are there.

    Another one: Since the Video Chipset is affected by the norhtbridge, even when you disable it, what it might think is the "slot" is the AGP bus which may still be on but the actual onboard video capability.
  5. kpo6969

    kpo6969 TS Maniac Posts: 875

    Your FX5500 is PCI and not AGP?
    http://www.gpureview.com/show_cards.php?card1=439&card2=158
  6. Tha General

    Tha General TechSpot Paladin Topic Starter Posts: 1,225

  7. Gflo

    Gflo TS Rookie Posts: 105

    i has same thing except pcie
  8. zipperman

    zipperman TS Rookie Posts: 1,423   +7

    AGP motherboard

    Look at the back of your case.
    Is there a place to plug in a monitor besides
    Plug and Play PCI card outlets ?.
    In other words "Internal Video"
    Read your Motherboard manual or get a *.pdf download version.
    AGP is better then PCI video.
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