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Stupid Video Card Question

Discussion in 'Computers, Games, Electronics etc' started by reckedracing, Oct 19, 2006.

  1. reckedracing

    reckedracing TTIWWOP VIP

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    ok...
    i know i'm retarded but will this work

    i have old school video cards that go into the brown slots
    the brown slots in the old machine has the small area in the front, then the gap, then the large area
    my computer has a brown slot, but its reversed
    with the large in the front and small in the back

    here's a pic

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    CRX-YEM Super Moderator Moderator VIP

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    reckedracing TTIWWOP VIP

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    ok, so lets say i put the card in there and it shut the computer down
    now i have a green LED on the mobo on and i have one green light on the front flashing
    the one that looks like a light bulb, probably a warning light
    now i have no response from the machine
     
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    reckedracing TTIWWOP VIP

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    do these things have fuses or breakers anywhere?

    i've unplugged it, pulled the battery, held the power button, hit the restart button and switched the power button on the back
    nothing
     
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    endlesszeal Senior Member

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    I would be careful because it looks like you have the two different types. The board looks like the newer 2x/4x slots and the card looks like the older 1x slot.

    Usually there is only one way to put in the card, and if it doesnt fit the way its supposed to, then dont put it in. You could damage the card and the board.

    Besides, if you stick it in how the hell are you going to plug in the monitor?


    Find out which AGP the board supports and find out what kind of AGP the card is.
     
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    reckedracing TTIWWOP VIP

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    i unplugged it and removed the battery and waited a bit, then i tried it again
    and it turned on...
    maybe its not junk
     
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    TurboMirage YEEAAAHHH VIP

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    could be a propietary slot as well.

    just get a pimp PCI card :)
     
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    reckedracing TTIWWOP VIP

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    i was shitting a brick, i thought i shorted something out
    had to unplug the power supply, then pull the battery, then wait for the LED to go off on the mobo
    then put the battery back in, then plug it back in, then hit the power button

    i seriously thought i cooked it
     
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    endlesszeal Senior Member

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    Ew how can you recommend a PCI card? Think of the serious bandwidth limit. AGP1X, OLD ASS, supports double that of a PCI slot.

    If you go to anandtech.com and go into the forsale forums under FREEBIES, so members are kind enough to dish out old AGP cards. Id rather have one of those then put out for a shitty PCI card.
     
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    i think he means upgrade to pci-e
     
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    fuck look at his system its ancient...
     
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