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I saw a VGA which is AGP and at the same time pci express is it good for my computer?

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    What exactly are you asking about? VGA cards are either AGP or PCI-E, not both.

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Is this as in you want to buy the entire pc?
and it really depends on what you want from your pc.
just so you are aware though:
VGA- is a monitor connection format (majority of standard crt/tft/lcd monitors) generally the female ends are a shade of Blue.

AGP/PCI-E alot of low end pcs have both agp and pci-e to simply compensate with todays technology and the fact the world isnt rich =p, agp being the more redundent form of graphics cards now that the pci-e x16 and multiple graphics cards are about, but still they doesnt mean agp is completly outdated yet, only if you plan on making art or playing high end games.

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Yes that is a good video card that in the future you can also use on a nother computer that use AGP or PCIE so it it be a very reliable device for you...

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So.............what is the manufacturer name, and model number of the graphics card; plus what type of monitors are you trying to use?
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My HDTV I'm using as a monitor is Digital. However I'm using a VGA cable on it. Best quality would be achieved if I got off my lazy rear, and attached a DVI Cable to it. It uses both.

VGA is Analog. A computer however puts out a digital video signal.
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Best to use a digital monitor. (Or a digital monitor WITH a digital cable. DVI Cable. Such as I need to do)

You are also using a PCI Express graphics card, NOT an AGP graphics card.

I'm wrong? OK.

In the meantime turn the computer off, unplug from power, and yank that AGP card out of the slot you put it in.

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