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Suggesting a motherboard...

leehype

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I was chilling in my room and someone knocked on my door. It was a guy who said he needed help installing a video card in his computer. I said I would help him and he brought it over. I opened up the case, and there was no AGP slot:confused: The damn thing ain't more than 6 months old. I told him that I can't get it to work, but I will check to see if there is hope. I also told him about the motherboard that jung suggested for me in my building a computer thread.

I don't know if there is an adapter he can get, hence my thread, and would like to know if I gave him good advice.
 

BRiT

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If it is a new motherboard, then he likely has PCI-Express. If he does, then he needs to get a PCI-Express video card. AGP is dead.
 

leehype

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I don't think it has the PCI-Express because there are 4 slots, and there all the same. It has a modem in the lower slot, and it looks like there is a place on the board where a AGP or PCI-Express slot was supost to go, but it wasn't soddered on. I wish I could post a pic.
 

bockscar

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Sounds like PCI to me. They do make PCI video cards, but they are nothing spectacular and seem to be pricey for some reason; probably because their market is fading. This card might be worth looking into for him though: Click.

Hope this helps.
 

leehype

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Bad Kharma said:
Sounds like PCI to me. They do make PCI video cards, but they are nothing spectacular and seem to be pricey for some reason; probably because their market is fading. This card might be worth looking into for him though: Click.

Hope this helps.
Thanks, I'll tell him, but I think he would be better of with a new mother board, as he allready has a great video card, and it would be better for him to upgrade in the future.
 

bockscar

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Understandable. See if he can get a motherboard with the same CPU socket as his previous board. That way he would not have to purchase a new processor in addition to the motherboard.