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How to switch the comp from reading your AGP slot to PCI slot

Q: How to switch the comp from reading your AGP slot to PCI slot

ok the lady I got this comp from says the comp the video card its reading now is not as good as the one in the PCI slot so Im wondering how do I make it so it reads the PCI slot

The AGP vid card though comes out with a Adaptor to make it so you can plug in moniters

Anyway Should I leave my moniter plug in the AGP slot video card or put it where no video card is but goes right into the computer

and no there is no plug that goes into the PCI slot

I hope this is understanable

thanks

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A: How to switch the comp from reading your AGP slot to PCI slot

Jimboson said:

Anyway Should I leave my moniter plug in the AGP slot video card or put it where no video card is but goes right into the computer
Click to expand...

That's known as integrated graphics, now do you have a PCI video card and an APG video card or an Integrated video card and an AGP card?

Also what are they Radeon xxxx? or Nvidia xxxx? we need to know the model numbers to tell you which is the better on to use.

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/how-to-switch-the-comp-from-reading-your-agp-slot-to-pci-slot.594580/
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A:Broken motherboard slot or graphic card

Well... its too late and soon for expect an answer but...

I tested my graphic card in an old motherboard and it was working... it didnt load windows cuz of the diferent motherboard but connecting my VGA in my gpu worked, and the HMDI didnt work I guess because it need to be configured after windows loading etc
 

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{for those unaware, the PoE means Power over Ethernet to supply power to the attached devices, aka the cameras in this case}



default IP is 10.90.90.90 with a subnet of 255.0.0.0.Click to expand...

I assume you are connected something like:

isp==Modem/router ---- D-Link DGS-1100-08P -- cameras
the use of 10.x.x.x / 255.0.0.0 allows a very big network.
In this configuration and a FIXED ip on the switch, you only need a static route in your primary modem/router.

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255>NN>2

a) use the Address Reservation feature to map the MAC address of the Switch to 192.168.1.254
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Code:

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A:Salt's random CPU blabber and some reading. Be prepared.

CPU's don't tick.
Probable culprits are:
PSU fan - see if any wires/cable are in close proximity to the PSU fan. No? Take out the PSU (or invert the chassis). What about now? If changing the orientation stops or decreases the sound then it's either a dry fan bearing or a loose wire or piece of insulation thats broken away and connecting with the fan blades.
Secondary culprit could be something (wiring/cabling) interfering with a chassis or graphics fans




Salt said:





Also have a girlfriend in a steady relationship and make 1200 a week working constructionClick to expand...

Sounds like your girlfriend is plenty tough is she's pulling down good money in construction

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/edit/

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My dvd rom is not reading some dvd 9 games. And sometimes when I insert a dvd 9, the dvd rom starts to make noise. Also if it reads the dvd, while I am in the setup of the game it starts to make noise and then the setup crashes.

Note: the model of dvd rom is: ATAPI DVD A DH20A4P

Thanks
 

A:My DVD ROM is not reading DVD 9

I'm guessing these DVDs work fine in other drives? Unfortunately your drive might be on it's way out. Good thing is DVD drive are relatively inexpensive these days. Mine lasted about 5 yr then started to make odd noises and wasn't able to read CDs (data & audio) & DVDs (data & movies).
 

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A:Burned memory slot on Asus P7H55-M

7ryota said:





1) could i replace my motherboard if it is still under warrentyClick to expand...

I guess so, have you ever tried to establish the communication with the motherboard maker yet? Many of them has it own support lines that can provides the RMA informations.






7ryota said:





2) could the burnt mark cause by the mismatching of the ram..Click to expand...

How? Did you actually force it to be seated in backward position? Look closely at the notch of RAM, they can only go one way, and you can feel the pressure of installing the ram if it goes in wrong way.
 

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Cremaster said:





XP
I keep getting the message that windows can not let me disconect my usb thumb drive because it is being used by another program.

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Just pull it out?
 

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A:High pitched noise coming from comp and no use of monitor, keyboard, or mouse

"Comp ran fine till I put the game back on the comp. "Click to expand...

?

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With the PC turned off and unplugged, just in case check both ends of the data cable and check the power cable as well to make sure they are securely connected. Disconnect them and plug them back in. Turn the PC back on.

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A:Tiny slide switch button on the left hand side of my girls laptop is stuck?

Joe, it would help to have the model number of this Gateway T Series.
 

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A:WiFi card into a pci-e x1 or x16 slot

I have a D-Link DWA-556 card, says it fits into any PCIe slot. My question...is there any advantage to plugging it in a PCIe x16 slot? Faster speed? Better connection?Click to expand...

It won't really fit.
No won't make a difference.
Just stick it in the x1 like a normal person.
 

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