Is there a good place to go to identify what kind of slot my spare video card uses?

A site that shows pictures of the various slot types so I can identify this one?

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    Just to clarify: GPU stands for Graphics Proccessing Unit, and is not a slot type. – joeqwerty Nov 18 '09 at 3:17

See if you can find your graphics card slot/connector in this hardware identification chart:


Specifically, check the rightmost column, in the sections titled "Peripheral Cards" and "Desktop Card Slots."

Your spare video card probably uses a PCI-Express x16, AGP, or PCI slot. (listed in order from fastest/newest to slowest/oldest)

There are a few (very few) motherboards with integrated video that also support special pass-through riser cards. If that's the case, your best to identify the slot bet is to find a model number on the card or motherboard, and search on Google or eBay. But if you just need a card, you can get a card that will fit in any of your other expansion slots.

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PCIe card (x16):

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PCIe slot (x16):

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AGP card:

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AGP slot:

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PCI card:

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PCI slot:

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And just for the craic, here's an ISA graphics card :)

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    Nothing on PCI 1 or 4xe? or whatever they're called now... – Sakamoto Kazuma Nov 18 '09 at 3:54

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