1. Welcome to TechPowerUp Forums, Guest! Please check out our forum guidelines for info related to our community.

PCI slot & vid card question

Discussion in 'Graphics Cards' started by KBD, Aug 11, 2007.

  1. KBD New Member

    Joined:
    Feb 23, 2007
    Messages:
    2,477 (0.88/day)
    Thanks Received:
    279
    Location:
    The Rotten Big Apple
    My friend gave me his Visiontek Radeon X1300 PCI video card that he has no more use for. I asked for it so i can put it in my old Socket A system which has PCI slots only. It used to have a Geforce 5200 card in there so i figured it would be a nice upgrade since X1300 is the best PCI card at the moment. The old card used to sit in PCI slot #1, however i installed the new card in PCI slot #3 cause the LAN card in PCI sot #2 was blocking the card's fan and an old Creative 5.1 card went into slot #1. The mobo manual doesn't specifically say which PCI slot should the video card go in, however the person who built this rig and later sold it to me used a marker to write this on PCI slot #1 : Video card in this slot only. So now i'm wondering if the card belongs in PCI slot #1, i haven't noticed anything usual after the installation but then again this is my first ATI card and i'm not familiar with them. The only strange thing i noticed is that Everest Home leaves the GPU section blank and doesn't display this card in PCI/AGP section only in Windows video. Can anyone clear this up for me?
     
  2. mortal New Member

    Joined:
    Sep 2, 2006
    Messages:
    151 (0.05/day)
    Thanks Received:
    7
    Location:
    Croatia - Umag
    In old rigs i think the rule was sound card in third PCI.

    I also have PCI Mx440 and it has been in many rigs and in all pci slots. And for everest, try using newer edition thta i sstrange that gpu isn't shown
     
  3. cdawall where the hell are my stars

    Joined:
    Jul 23, 2006
    Messages:
    20,683 (6.86/day)
    Thanks Received:
    2,984
    Location:
    some AF base
    everest leaves them blank on mine as well and thats with an AGP card (cant put that in the wrong slot)

    if it works fine dont worry about it
     

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guest)

Share This Page