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Which slot?! I have no idea what I have in my computer as far as the motherboard goes.. All I know is that I have a D4605 emachine with everything that it comes with, but with an extra 512 mb memory card. Anyway, I ordered a graphics card to improve my game playing abilities and it's an XFX GeForce 6200 256MB AGP w/DVI/TV-OUT.. I'm not sure that it's compatible with my computer, because when I opened up my computer, there are only 2 dark blue and 1 purple slot left to put anything into. From my understanding, the graphics card slot would have to be brown, black, or white. No one can seem to help me with this, and I don't know what to do! I don't want to try to put it into the wrong slot and everything get messed up. Please help!! Thanks in advance. =)

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  • AmbStarr Jan 30, 2008

    That helped ALOT! I just had to look really close for the writing above the slots. Thank youu!!

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Most things in a PC fit in one slot, and no other...so that will help us here. The color also is a non-factor, since vendors use a lot of different colors.

An AGP slot is typically one of the slots closest to your CPU. It will also be set back in relation to the PCI slot below it, and they typically have a latch on them. Here is a picture of what it should look like (PCI is the bottom, AGP is the top). Also, if you look close enough you should see a name by the slot, like in the picture. If you don't have an AGP slot, they sell PCI versions also. If you have a long slot with the short part opposite of the PCI shown below (on the left instead of the right), then you have PCI Express.Which slot?! - bec65de.jpg

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