how to tell the difference between AGP and AGP x1, x2, x4 and x8





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Uploaded on Aug 7, 2009

this video is continuation of a video i did ages ago about what happens if you put the wrong AGP graphics card in the wrong AGP port.
well i showed you you shouldn't but i didn't show you how to tell the difference between the different cards.


in the video i do mention pci express, more specifically what types there are.
now pci express is easier to work with because if you get say a pci express x16 card and put it in a pci express 8x port in most new mother
boards the 16x card will just work at the ports maximum bus speed so a 16x card will just work at 8x. and visa versa.


Q. can use a pci-e on an AGP mother board ( put it in the white slots )

A. no, not only will it not work it just physically wont fit.

Q. is there any AGP slot higher than 8x.

A. yes there is its an AGP pro slot and it is 16x but there very rare and very expensive.

Q. can you put a pci express card in an AGP slot i herd somewhere that you could.

A. no, different voltages, different pin configuration, difrerent size pins, spacer key is in the wrong place, over all just a different slot, wont fit.

Q. is there any other types of card you can get for an AGP slot like other than graphics cards.

A. not that i know of, there was a rumor about making an all in one graphics sound and Ethernet card to go in that slot but that never came about
its just no good for anything else its a graphics port and designed only to stream graphics data its not much use for anything else.

Q. iv seen a pci-e card that has HDMI that can stream video and audio to a HDTV does this mean that pci-e can run audio card as well.

A. only pci-e ports that are designed to cope with audio can stream audio like the pci-e x1 slots for creative cards, but the HDMI graphics card doesn't actually stream audio though the slot its self you have to plug a SPDIF cable into the card from the mother board and all the audio is streamed though there.


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