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What is AGP slot?

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The Accelerated Graphics Port (also called Advanced Graphics Port) is a high-speed point-to-point channel for attaching a graphics card to a computer's motherboard, primarily to assist in the acceleration of 3D computer graphics. Some motherboards have been built with multiple independent AGP slots. AGP is slowly being phased out in favour of PCI Express.

AnswerIn computer jargon, AGP means Accelerated Graphics Port, and is used to generate video images based upon graphic generator programs. This is the port commonly used for games, which require that the image displayed on the monitor be calculated from a data stream, rather than simply passed through the computer like a television signal. Many high level gamers prefer to use graphics generated by specialized video/graphic cards, which are added to the motherboard of the computer. These cards have separate processors for decoding and generating video, and are able to create high resolution graphic images at a much faster rate than graphics chips which must rely upon the CPU to process the graphics output. The Accelerated Graphics Port is where these specialized cards are installed on the motherboard, where they are able to receive the graphics data stream prior to it entering the CPU, if I remember correctly.
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How do you get an agp slot?

Buy a motherboard with an AGP slot.


What is the purpose of agp slot?

An AGP slot was useful for video card


Will an agp 8x video card work in a agp pro slot?

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Will a 4x AGP video card work in a 8x AGP slot?

Yes the 8X AGP slot is Backwards compatible with the 4X AGP Card


What is the purpose of an AGP slot?

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AN AGP universal slot has no notches so it can fit different AGP standard video cards.


What type of expansion card can be placed in the AGP expansion slot?

A video graphics card goes in a AGP slot. ( AGP: Accelerated Graphics Port )


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No. An AGP slot is both physically and electrically different from a PCI slot.


Would a 4x agp card work in a 8x agp slot?

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What is the full form of AGP slot in computer?

The full form of AGP slot in computer is Accelerated Graphics Port.


What is the function of AGP slot?

AGP slot is one of the types of video card available. Nowadays, almost every CPU has one AGP card slot. AGP cards are automatically detected as in-built video cards when connected to AGP slot of system. They provide better resolution than onboard/integrated video.


Will a 2x agp card work in a 4x agp slot?

Yes, AGP is completely backwards compatible.


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An AGP video card.


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If the port on your motherboard is an AGP slot then it doesn't matter if you have ddr or ddr2


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No.. AGP is the Graphics Port and PCI Express is Multi-Purpose..


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Do all AGP video cards fit into the same slot on the motherboard?

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Can you upgrade your agp slot to pcie slot?

No. You will need to replace your motherboard to get PCI-E.


Why is it necessary to match your AGP video card to your motherboard AGP slot?

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