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Does anyone know if this motherboard has an AGP slot for video or is it only PCI MSI G71-MV31009-124 THANKS

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  • Lee Hodgson
    Lee Hodgson May 23, 2011

    Hi. Can't find that model on the web have you got a picture of the board handy?

  • David Petry May 23, 2011

    Could you re-check your model number please

  • cpenzes680 May 24, 2011

    No it does not have an AGP slot
    This is the number she found on her motherboard thought it was the model number.
    How can we tell if it has PCI Express slot.

    Has the two normail PCI slots and above them is s larger white slot
    I don't know how to send a picture on the fixya site

  • cpenzes680 May 24, 2011

    What would i ask for if i need a new video card looks like PCI Express slot but i'm not suree what to ask for Motherboard MSI K9VGM-V



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Unfortunately, I can't find any specifications for that particular motherboard. However, there's a very easy way to tell if one of the slots is an AGP graphics card port!

Look directly at the motherboard so that the white, horizontal PCI slots are in the bottom left-hand corner. There will likely be 3 or 4 white slots, some of them may be occupied by PCI cards. Just above the top white PCI slot, there will likely be either a brown horizontal slot (that's your AGP connector) or a blank space where one might fit.

If you do not see an offset, horizontal brown expansion connector above the white PCI slots but below the fan assembly, your motherboard does not have an AGP connection and you will need to use PCI for graphics.

Hope this is helpful!

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    Kylen Wiggin May 24, 2011

    The K9VGM-V does have a PCI-E x16 Generation 1 slot (that's the longer, thinner white one above the PCI slots). That is a graphics card slot which can be used with pretty much all current-generation graphics cards. Much better than an AGP slot!

    If your motherboard looks just like this one:

    You have that PCI-E slot. It's the third one from the bottom.

    Hope this is helpful!



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