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Windows 7: What kind of PCI slot for video does this MB have? ×1,×4, ×16?

06 Nov 2012   #1
drake717

Windows 7 ultimate 64
 
 
What kind of PCI slot for video does this MB have? ×1,×4, ×16?

And would a PCI-E ×16 video card work on it?
I ask because some told me it's PCI×16 some said it's AGP. I'm confused

ASRock > 4CoreDual-SATA2


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06 Nov 2012   #2
Sir George

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by drake717 View Post
And would a PCI-E ×16 video card work on it?
I ask because some told me it's PCI×16 some said it's AGP. I'm confused

ASRock > 4CoreDual-SATA2
See if this helps you, copied from the motherborad specs;

1 x PCI Express Graphics slot (@ x4 mode)
1 x AGP 8X slot
(Motherboard image and specs)
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(the image below shows 2 different types of video cards)


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06 Nov 2012   #3
drake717

Windows 7 ultimate 64
 
 

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by drake717 View Post
And would a PCI-E ×16 video card work on it?
I ask because some told me it's PCI×16 some said it's AGP. I'm confused

ASRock > 4CoreDual-SATA2
See if this helps you;

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Then why does it say PCI express (@4× mode)? What is that? Isn't that the speed?
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06 Nov 2012   #4
Sir George

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Sir George View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by drake717 View Post
And would a PCI-E ×16 video card work on it?
I ask because some told me it's PCI×16 some said it's AGP. I'm confused

ASRock > 4CoreDual-SATA2
See if this helps you;

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Then why does it say PCI express (@4× mode)? What is that? Isn't that the speed?
My first post was written while I was engaged with another activity, not as focused as I should have been. Anyway, the PCI-E slot on your board is a PCI-E X4, therefore it only uses 4 lanes and purchasing a borad with 8 or 16 lanes will work, which is what I intended to state in my first post, but will only use the 4 lanes available. My choice would be to use a PCI-E instead of an AGP card, as a final thought.
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07 Nov 2012   #5
smarteyeball

 
 

Although considering the age of the machine, it's highly unlikely any gaming etc will be done, so he could get away with an AGP card.

Otherwise, PCI-E is the way to go.
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07 Nov 2012   #6
Pedroc1999

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

Basicly PCIE x16(x4)is used for crossfireX and SLI, so the master card uses the PCIE X16(x16) and the slave card uses the PCIE X16(x4) because it doesnt need as much power, it is advised to if you only run 1 card to run it in the PCIE X16(x16) slot
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07 Nov 2012   #7
bobkn

Windows 7 Pro X64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by drake717 View Post
And would a PCI-E ×16 video card work on it?
I ask because some told me it's PCI×16 some said it's AGP. I'm confused

ASRock > 4CoreDual-SATA2
It's unusual.

It has both an AGP X8 slot, and a PCI-E X16 slot (which is limited to four PCI-E lanes, rather than 16). I'm not sure how much that would limit the performance of a high-end PCI-E X16 graphics card. That's irelevant; no one would plug a $500US 300W card into such a system.

PCI-E graphics cards are a lot easier (and cheaper) to come by than AGP, so if you want to buy a new card, go with that.

The chipset is Via. (That explains the weirdness.) I see that Asrock has Windows Vista drivers for it, so it's possible that Win7 would support it.
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