View Full Version : [all variants] Technical question: motherboard doubt

May 7th, 2009, 12:59 PM
(I hope this is the place)
I have a QDI p4i848p 6 year old (or so) motherboard, and I intend to buy a new graphic card; the board has an integrated geforce FX 5200 and it has worked fine in all versions of ubuntu since 7.10, but the online gaming has exposed some of its limits :P

So, its specifications say:

Slots > 1 AGP + 5 PCI

But then it you can also read:

Graphics > 1 AGP 8X slot (1.5V only)
Transfer rate up to 2.1GB/S

And here's my question: does that mean it only supports AGP graphic cards and I just cannot install a PCI one on some of the PCI slots?

May 7th, 2009, 01:20 PM
You could use either an AGP or PCI card the choice is yours.. I would suggest you look at somewhere like newegg.com for the cards.

May 7th, 2009, 02:51 PM
Really sure? :P It's just that the explicit "graphics" reference there, pointing to the agp slot really makes me doubt :confused:

May 8th, 2009, 11:13 AM
Yes i am sure. The AGP slot is purely just for graphics cards but the pci slots wil accept video, modems, usb cards etc..

May 8th, 2009, 01:24 PM
Thank you very much, with this I will be able to update my PC to make it work great another 10 years :D