Regarding Switching Video Cards

By stryfestryfe
Dec 28, 2006
  1. I recently bought a new computer, and i want to switch the video card from this new computer (Geforce 6150 LE) to the one from my previous computer.

    I have a Radeon 9800 Pro video card on my old computer.
    Is this possible? apparently the Radeon card is AGP according to my friend and the motherboard on my computer is pci-e, and you they aren't compatible?

    can someone shed some light on this subject for me please? As this grahpics card i have on my new machine is really slow and won't handle the games I play.
  2. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 6,964   +355

    Because one is AGP and the other is PCI-E, you cannot interchange them. If your new PC has a slow graphics card, you'll just have to get a better PCI-E card for it.
  3. vegasgmc

    vegasgmc TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,377

    The 9800 is and AGP card. Your new system doesnt have an AGP slot. Its PCI-e.
  4. stryfestryfe

    stryfestryfe TS Rookie Topic Starter

    oh so they aren't compatible... hey - thanks for the quick replies.

    do you know of any good cheap ~$200 video cards that are pci-e?
  5. zipperman

    zipperman TS Rookie Posts: 1,179   +7

    Where are you ?

    ? It isn't listed .Makes a difference if its USA or China.
  6. lansing

    lansing TS Rookie

    you can buy Geforce7300 about $200.
  7. Mirob

    Mirob TechSpot Paladin Posts: 462

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