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Can i convert an AGP slot into a PCI slot

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by firestormer, Mar 7, 2006.

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  1. firestormer

    firestormer Thread Starter

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    Basicaly iv'e run out of PCI slot.

    So im left with a choice.

    Either Sacrifice a PCI card and start buying USB hubs an devices

    Or find a way to convert this lovley empty AGP slot into a PCI slot.

    The question is can it be done?

    Gie me a simple YES, NO or ITS REALY HARD AND EXPENSIVE answer please
     
  2. Jones

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    We do not have the technology. Looks like you'll have to choose one device to do without, or find a USB alternative.
     
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    What PCI cards do you have there? To install a USB 2.0 PCI card on my Dell I had to ditch an unused and unneeded IEEE 1394 firewire card (more or less legacy value)
     
  5. ceri sheeran

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    Hi,

    You cannot AFAIK use anything apart from an AGP graphics card in an AGP slot. Nor can you convert it to PCI.

    What PCI cards do you have.

    There are an increasing number of combination PCI cards available combining two or more functions into a single card.

    There are some examples from this UK supplier on this list

    http://www.maplin.co.uk/Search.aspx?criteria=PCI combination cards&doy=7m3&source=15

    There are simple USB solutions for Ethernet, which could free a slot.

    hth

    Ceri
     
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