video card doesnt fit in pci or agp slots

By wavethps
Jan 21, 2007
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  1. okay...i recently bought a new ati radeon x600 pro gfx card online. after 2 weeks of waiting i rushed and popped open my pc (by the way, its an emachines t2082) and i found out that the card doesnt fit in any of the slots! its supposed to be able to fit in agp, pci, and pci-e slots. my comp has pci slots and an agp slot. i tried the card on my cousins computer...and it fit right in his agp slot. i just dont get it! what am i to do?
  2. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 12,267   +217

    no cards are supposed to fit in pci/agp/pcie

    cards are designed to go into 1 slot and only be used in that slot.

    your cousin must have had a pcie that you thought was AGP, and your card is pcie.
  3. wavethps

    wavethps Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    i guess...well thanks anyways. yeah im a huge n00b. sorry.
  4. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 12,267   +217

    You don't have to be sorry, nobody knows everything. Hopefully you can take your card back and get an AGP card.

    The good thing about regular PCI is it will work in pretty much any computer made in the last 10 years. The bad thing is that that interface is too slow for modern graphics cards, so you are limited a lot on performance.

    AGP was a fix to that, but not all computers have AGP slots.

    PCIe is better yet than AGP, but even less computers have one of those slots, and its fairly new.
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