Possible fried AGP slot?

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tooth518

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My old agp video card was a 4600, it recently died while playing a game. Now when it died I was just under the assumption that the video card itself had fried, as it was running on it's last legs for quite some time (artifacts on screen). While it was running in it's hurting state before it finally died, I tested another agp video card in the agp slot, and it ran perfectly fine. The question I guess i'm asking, is when the video card finally decided to pack it in, did it take the AGP slot with it?

Reason I ask, is I just received my new video card today, a BFG 6600gt oc. It didn't work when I first got it, and after multiple attempts to fix it (like IRQ conflicts, bios versions, etc.) it still doesn't work. The thing that's getting me though, is the LED's and the fan on the video card both turn on when i boot the computer up. Wouldn't this suggest the agp slot is working fine?

BTW, i'm on the same computer running a PCI card. The PSU is a 420w thermaltake so I don't see how it's a power issue.

Help please! :(
 
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Its unlikely the agp port is dead completely, something to note is that many computers that are more than a year old have trouble with the absolute newest video cards, at least thats my experience, the card may draw more current than the motherboard can handle and it doesn't work as a result.
(remember your PSU can be any size, even huge and if your motherboard can't supply enough juice through the agp socket the new card won't work properly)

Easiest way to find out would be to install an old working 16mb/32mb AGP card and see if it posts, if so your motherboard just might not like the card.

What model motherboard do you have anyway?

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tooth518

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Hey thanks for the reply.

My mobo is a asus p4t533-c. I can try another agp video card in here without risk to the card if the agp slot is in fact fried?
 

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*cut my thread* I didn't read the paragraph properly :(

I don't think it's possible for the video card to cause any electrical damage to the slot... maybe a overfluxing PSU...
 
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i looked up your board and i noticed it has a 4x agp slot. i was just wondering if the new vid card is compatible.. (i couldnt find any def. specs on the board)
 

tooth518

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Yeah I was wondering that too. However, a friend of mine has the XFX 6600gt, and his board is only 4x and his works nicely. So i'm not sure abuot that...

Overfluxing PSU? I'm using that PSU as I type, but I guess you mean when it's needed to pump out more juice for the 6600gt, it's failing?
 
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if you have the manual for the card check the specs.. all i found was agp 2.0. not sure it that means 2x agp or what.
 

tooth518

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Yeah I checked the min req's for the card in the manual, says agp 2.0 which is 4x.
 

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Did you remember to plug in the auxilary power connection into the video card?

An AGP 8X card should run fine in a 4X slot but maybe it is a compatibility issue with your specific motherboard.
 

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I just got a friends agp card in here and it works fine, so either the card is screwed, my mobo is somehow not compatable, which i find hard to believe since the min reqs are a pIII. I'm beyond confused.
 
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could have been the card was damaged when it was shipped or just faulty could try returning it and getting a different or same model.
 

tooth518

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Ya i'm gonna call and RMA it tomorrow. Waste of so much time. grrrr.

thanks for the replies though :)
 

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what I meant by overfluxing (not a real word but..) is that the PSU is sending a little more power than it should. But it looks like a video card issue here. :)
 
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