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I tried an AGP card, but it was a little too small. So what PCI slot is this?

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Can I get a graphics card that fits there that does not need a power supply?

Would one of these work?

I need to output to a monitor and projector.

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Which of the three slots in the picture are you asking about. –  David Schwartz Mar 22 '12 at 3:08
    
It was the orange one. Some reason I thought it was an AGP –  Tiffany Walker Mar 22 '12 at 3:34

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The orange slot is PCIE 16x, the small one is PCIE 1x and the larger white one is PCI. You can get a cheap video card that will fit the PCIE 16x. Most of the cheaper PCIE 16x cards will run you about $50 and have DVI, VGA, and HDMI ports. You would use the VGA port to connect to your projector.

By the way, a lot of cards you have posted there are AGP (old school connection) and PCI which would fit your larger white slot. However, since PCI is a bit older, you'll often find that they have a similar price to the newer and cheaper PCIE 16x cards. Not only are they slower and older, some newer computers might not have a PCI slot and therefore you wouldn't be able to salvage your new card into a new computer.

You can tell that the orange slot is not AGP for the simple fact that you have the tiny PCIE 1x slot there. They never made a PCIE 1x slot on the same motherboard that they did the AGP slots. There is a 5-10 year difference in the technologies.

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Actually, there are a few mobos with both AGP and PCIe. But only a few. –  Ignacio Vazquez-Abrams Mar 22 '12 at 3:14
    
Thanks. I'll probably toss newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814131339 in there. I feel stupid right now ;/ –  Tiffany Walker Mar 22 '12 at 3:22
    
> They never made a PCIE 1x slot on the same motherboard that they did the AGP slots - How I work now on non-existent MB?! –  Lazy Badger Mar 23 '12 at 2:21

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