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Blu March 18, 2011 09:07 PM

How to tell if a card is AGP or PCI-E
 
How would I tell without a serial # or anything what type of graphics card I'm dealing with? Is there a difference in the port type or any way to tell what type of card it is? Any help would be great please.

Deviant March 18, 2011 09:09 PM

http://filedb.experts-exchange.com/i...s-pci-2-1-.jpg

MacJunky March 18, 2011 09:11 PM

Are those GeForce cards 6800s?

Deviant March 18, 2011 09:13 PM

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Originally Posted by MacJunky (Post 497214)
Are those GeForce cards 6800s?

6800GTs I believe. Terrible cards imo in terms of thermal output but great performance.

Perineum March 19, 2011 09:02 AM

Anyone else a bit freaked out that he's now "repairing PC's" ?

ilya March 19, 2011 09:34 AM

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Originally Posted by Perineum (Post 497315)
Anyone else a bit freaked out that he's now "repairing PC's" ?

He'll probably be a better tech than 10/10 Geek Squad members. Sure he can't tell the difference between an AGP and PCI-E card, but at least he asks competent people for help.

Dr_BenD_over March 19, 2011 11:10 AM

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Originally Posted by Perineum (Post 497315)
Anyone else a bit freaked out that he's now "repairing PC's" ?

I was more freaked out by the big sign hanging in front of Staples insisting "We fix PC's" :whistle:

dma0991 March 19, 2011 11:19 AM

I'm more freaked out that Google is missing all the action. :whistle:

http://tinyurl.com/4zpeko3

JJThomp March 19, 2011 11:49 AM

I'm not that surprised most people my age don;t even know what AGP was and I'm 21 so there are definately people my age doing PC repair.

The only reason I know what AGP looks like is because my dad won a video card when I was like 10 so I installed it. It was like a geforce 4 or 2 I can't even remember. The video card in my computer wasnt even made by nvidia... I think it was made by SiS lol long time ago.

Okay so I still had the card in my basement it was a diamond viper II which used neither nvidia or ati graphics.

Perineum March 19, 2011 12:02 PM

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Originally Posted by ilya (Post 497322)
He'll probably be a better tech than 10/10 Geek Squad members. Sure he can't tell the difference between an AGP and PCI-E card, but at least he asks competent people for help.

Well okay, I suppose. I'm of the sort that I wouldn't attempt to work on anyone else's hardware unless I was pretty confident of what I was doing.

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Originally Posted by Dr_BenD_over (Post 497343)
I was more freaked out by the big sign hanging in front of Staples insisting "We fix PC's" :whistle:

And you know what? If you applied there they wouldn't hire you....

For the most part the type of port should be silkscreened on right next to the port.

IE:

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi...1/AGP_slot.jpg


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