Will AGP video cards work in my PCI slot?

By dbake24
May 27, 2007
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  1. i was looking at best buy's memory center thing online. So I choose my PC manufacture and model then under the specs it says:

    bus architecture- PCI/AGP

    Someone please tell me that means AGP cards will work on my system.
  2. cfitzarl

    cfitzarl TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,520   +9

    First of all, I want to say that you can never put a card into another designated slot. Do you know what motherboard model you have? You can find out by downloading this and opening the cpuz.exe file and then going to the mainboard tab. Mainboard = Another name for motherboard :) .
  3. dbake24

    dbake24 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 36

    here's what it says under the mainboard tab:

    manufacturer- intel corporation
    model- D865GVHZ
    Chipset- Intel i865P/PE/G/i848P
    southbridge- Intel 82801EB (ICH5)
    sensor- ITE 1404
  4. LinkedKube

    LinkedKube TechSpot Project Baby Posts: 4,265   +41

    you still cant put an agp slot in pci or vise versa. Motherboards are like a jigsaw puzzle pretty much, parts have a specific place.
  5. Mictlantecuhtli

    Mictlantecuhtli TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 4,916   +9

    It just means it has both types of slots.
  6. CMH

    CMH TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,572   +9

    the D865 chipset should have an AGP8x slot...

    And AGP 8x should accept AGP8x and AGP4x cards, but NOT AGP2x unless it says so specifically in your motherboard manual. You probably don't have to worry about it since it would be almost impossible to find an AGP2x, and even the "newer" AGP4x cards, since all of them use the "newest" AGP8x. Talking exclusively about AGP of course, we've switched to PCIe now.
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