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Can i install a AGP 2x Video Card Into a Agp 1x slot ??

Q: Can i install a AGP 2x Video Card Into a Agp 1x slot ??

Can i install a AGP 2x Video Card Into a Agp 1x slot ??

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A: Can i install a AGP 2x Video Card Into a Agp 1x slot ??

They're supposed to be backwards compatible, so the answer should be yes. I have seen some newer motherboards that only accept the 1.5v AGP cards, so they wouldn't function with older AGP cards, but that's not your situation.

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/can-i-install-a-agp-2x-video-card-into-a-agp-1x-slot.118001/
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A:Question about PCI-e slot below dual slot video card

My opinion ...

Yes, setting up like that will have an impact. The air flow to your GPU will be restricted so it will more than likely run hotter than it did. It may still stay withing recommended specs, but it will run hotter.

The motherboard has onboard sound (Realtek« ALC892 8-Channel High Definition Audio CODEC ), any particular reason why you don't use that? Onboard sound is perfectly good for gaming and the like now, its not like older machines where you needed a dedicated card for decent quality. In my opinion, you only need a dedicated card if you are doing a lot of detailed audio work (mixing, remastering and other specific audio work). This would totally remove the issue.
 

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A:runing on board video and video card in my pci-e slot

It can only be one of the two enabled at a time. For most systems, as soon as you put the pci-card in the slot, it disables the on board video.
 

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A:Video card and Video card slot Question

Hello and welcome to Techspot.

Agp1x/2x are 3.3 volts, whereas Agp4x/8x are 1.5 volts.

You should check carefully that whatever card you get is compatible with you 2x Agp slot.

Regards Howard :wave: :wave:
 

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i think that the higher the #, the better the card. try comparing the prices of them. the most expensive should be thebest. from my experience, the 5700 le should be the best of those. im thinking of getting one myself on EBAY. :stickout:
 

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http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/opgx110/en/ug/specs.htm

PCI only
 

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A:AGP 1x Slot with a Video Card AGP 4x2x

It will work fine.. Just be sure you change your driver set back to standard VGA first
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/agp-1x-slot-with-a-video-card-agp-4x2x.34073/
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A:Motherboard Slot for Video Card Help

Use the top slot closest to the cpu

Post a link to your board.

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A:Video card that works with 3,3V slot

I say get a new computer . . .

I dont even think there is a GPU that can run with a PII
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/video-card-that-works-with-3-3v-slot.403186/
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A:Video Card Not Being Detected in 2nd PCI E slot

I figured it out, false alarm, what i did was reinstall the drivers with the new pci-e positions and the 8800 gts got detected.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/video-card-not-being-detected-in-2nd-pci-e-slot.910313/
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A:PCI slot not detecting video card

Welcome
Did you install the correct and most up to date driver?

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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/video-card-slot-confusion.527444/
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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/pci-slot-video-card-placement.41084/
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A:motherboard won`t read video card in second pci slot

There may be an option in BIOS to set the preferred port for gpu. Try to find it.

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A:Video Card not recognized in PCI-Express x16 - Slot Security

Hi: If your onboard video adapter doesn't work, and resetting the CMOS doesn't work, you can try putting the PCI express x16 video card you have now into the white PCIe x4 slot (the white video card slot next to the black PCIe x16 slot), and see if you can get into the BIOS to change the PCI x 16 setting.  It might work in the x4 slot. If that doesn't work either, then you will have to install a PCI video card (one that goes into one of the white PCI slots) and use that to get into the BIOS so you can change the settings to enable the PCIe x16 slot. So, see if you can find a cheap, used, PCI video card on eBay, and that should allow you to have video again. You also need to make sure you have removed all connections from the PC when you reset the CMOS (all cables, power cord, mouse, monitor, etc). 

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A:Video card wont work in top PCI Express slot on sli board

mmm... Check out the BIOS option for the SLI cause it could be that just one slot is enabled (the bottom on)...
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A:Install a new video card for a failing onboard video connection

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A:New video card install no good, now older card doesn't work either

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Check in the Bios under chipset on the advanced tab make sure the integrated audio is still enabled after installing the video card.

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Hello dottielove to assist you further you will need to add as much information as possible to "My System Specs" in the bottom of your post such as the make/model or motherboard of the computer in question and also the make/model of the video card you are attempting to install so proper help can be given to resolve your issue.

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A:Install new Video card

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[Edit: (I always forget...) Welcome to TSG!)
 

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Post the name of your board or computer and the type of card you are wanting to put in. They are all different.

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A:How to install a video card

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ok, its actually working now. I ran the setup fromt the cd, powered down, installed the card, connected the monitor, and it seems to be working. I had actually hoped that my computer would be a little faster, in that the graphics stuff would be handled by the card, but it looks like thats not the case. Anyway, the card works, and I can actually see the 3d graphics that I was missing before on some stuff.

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As you have a key, why don't you "'aquire" a home dvd from somewhere and reinstall it like that...

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A:New video card install help

i dont think u can install a new video card cause i tried that also on my old computer.
 

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Well First Put The Video Card In Really Tight...While Your Computer Is Off...Keep It On The Onboard Video Card...Then Go Into Control Panel And Hit Add Hardware...Proceed From There And If That Works Just Install The Drivers For The Video Card And Plug The Monitor In...If That Doesn't Work Than You Might Have A Defected Video Card...

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I don't see that you have a pci-express slot; without it, there would be nowhere to place the graphics card.

However, the Intel G41 chipset does indeed have a pci-e lane, so you might be in luck? I guess it all depends on whether HP jacked you or not? Intel? G41 Express chipset - Overview

Can you pop the side panel off and see if you have a pci-e slot?

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A:Can I install this video card on this PC ?

Hi and welcome to TSG.

You have a bad link for the video card. The link has "..." in the middle instead of the full URL.

You need to check your computer's documentation to see if the built-in video supports simultaneous operation with a video controller card. Many motherboards automatically disable the on-board video when a plug in video card is detected.
 

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A:Need help! Won't install video card updates

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system:
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original OS install
full retail version
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A:BSOD after new video card install

  
Quote: Originally Posted by jgreen8200


hello, im new to the forums and i wanted to ask for some assistance. i recently bought a radeon 6850 video card. after i installed it and the newest drivers from XFX's website i started to get BSOD upon wake up out of sleep mode. i have attached the files that were asked for.

system:
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original OS install
full retail version
Everything with this pc in less than 1 year old. some pieces are newer.

Thanx in advance for any help

Jeff


Hi Jeff and welcome

Two problems

1-asacpi.sys (2005) Huge BSOD cause

ASACPI.sys Sun Mar 27 22:30:36 2005





Quote:
The 2005 version of this driver is a known BSOD cause.
Please visit this link: ASUSTeK Computer Inc.-Support- download_item_mkt
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Download and install it.
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2-There was a HD error (perhaps controller) run check disk to verify its condition

CHKDSK /R /F:
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Elevated Command Prompt:
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