Super User is a question and answer site for computer enthusiasts and power users. Join them; it only takes a minute:

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

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

enter image description here

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.

share|improve this question
    
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
up vote 3 down vote accepted

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.

share|improve this answer
    
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

You must log in to answer this question.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged .