How to know If a have AGP or PCI slots on my comp?

Discussion in 'other software & services' started by luke11, Aug 4, 2005.

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  1. luke11

    luke11 Guest

    Pls i am new to comp's and i am looking at installing a
    new graphics card on my PC.

    Any answers would be helpful

    Thanks for all your replys

  2. Notok

    Notok Registered Member

    May 28, 2004
    Portland, OR (USA)
    Easiest way is to just look inside. The AGP slot would the topmost slot, slightly smaller and shifted to the right a little, usually a different color. If all the slots are the same size then they're probably all PCI. If you have some extra long ones on the bottom, those would be ISA, but you probably won't have those unless you have an old computer.

    What kind of computer do you have? If it's an OEM (Dell, Compaq, HP, etc) what's the model number? If it was custom built, can you find out what brand & model the motherboard is? (you should probably have a manual for it, otherwise when you reboot it should show the model number first thing just above the memory count)
  3. MikeBCda

    MikeBCda Registered Member

    Jan 5, 2004
    southern Ont. Canada
    Hi Luke, and welcome,

    This kind of info is probably already buried away in System Info, if you know where to look for it.

    But I like to use Everest for things like this, it's very handy. (Hopefully the mods won't treat this as spamming.) The home version is free, and very good at ID-ing hardware and system components and setup.

    As an example, my monitor -- everything else ID's it as simply Plug-and-play, but Everest correctly pins it down to make, model, and even (approx.) date of manufacture.
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