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  1. keyes_779

    keyes_779 Thread Starter

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    I'm buying a new SAPPHIRE Advantage 100562L-GN Radeon 9600PRO 256MB 128-bit DDR AGP 4X/8X Video Card and I need to know how to tell if your computer has the slot to install it.
     
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    what kind of pc do you have? Brand / model #? If not a brand PC what brand / Model # motherboard do you have?
     
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    I have a Hewlett-Packard Pavilion really don't know where to find the model number.
     
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    If its the product number that's PW784AA-ABA or maybe its HP Pavilion 061 I'm really inexperienced with anything that has to do with hardware....
     
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    your a little program to find out things that you may want to know about your computer.
    http://www.majorgeeks.com/download4181.html
    EVEREST Free Edition
    If you install then open and click motherboard and then motherboard again and look for this and see if you have AGP.

    this what mine says
    Expansion Slots 5 PCI, 1 AGP

    It should read AGP there.
    Also in motherboard / chipset mine says AGP
    Supported AGP Speeds 1x, 2x, 4x, 8x
     
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    The model # of your PC should be on the front of the tower somewhere below the power button.
     
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    you will want to open the case and look, an agp slot is usually brown in color and the closest one to the cpu, you will also want to get the wattage of your psu, your card may require a extra power connection and draw extra wattage from the psu.
     
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    Thanks to your help I found out I dont have a AGP slot. Saved me lots of money thanks again.
     
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    Welcome
     
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