Graphic card Types

  User-37415667-5C2A-4270-9C2B6197C730768A 13:18 09 Apr 2005

My daughter bought home a graphic's card for her Dell Dimension 3000.
I tried to install it for her and it does not fit. I might sound dumb here but are they more than one type and whinh is the common one?

  Technotiger 13:28 09 Apr 2005

Hi, generally Graphics card would go into the AGP slot on the mobo - some mobo's (older ones) may not have a AGP slot, in which case a PCI graphics card would be needed.


  Arthur Scrimshaw 13:31 09 Apr 2005

In order of age - PCI, AGP and most recent pci-express. The most common is still AGP but newer pc's are moving to pci express even though theres hardly any speed advantage at the moment.
see the picture on this here

  Technotiger 13:32 09 Apr 2005

Me again - I have just had a look at the Dell 3000, it does not have a AGP slot, so you need a PCI graphics card - you have probably got and been trying to fit a AGP card. Otherwise Dell 3000 has on-board graphics.


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