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Is My GeForce MX440 AGP or PCI???

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Hey,Pardon the ignorance, My Gateway came with a Geforce 4 MX440 128mb, I suspect that it is plugged into a PCI port. Can someone help me confirm if this card is AGP or PCI and what port it is docked to??? Is it possible this is an AGP card connected to a PCI port? If so, if I connected it to the AGP slot I should get better performance, right? Thanks for your help!DrewGateway P4 2.531gig ddr ramGeforce 4 mx440 128mb

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Quick visual check--If the slot the card rests in is white, it's PCI.If the slot is brown, it's AGP.Jon

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Another suggestion. If you go to the gateway web site under support they can read your configuration and provide hardware details of your system. Quite useful when looking to do any upgrades.Bill

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Thanks guys for the quick feedback!Is there a way to check via the properties/settings or the desktop menue? Some of the info I have found:Bus: 4xAGPDirectX version: 8.1 (weird, I installed 9.0a with fs2004)Location: PCI bus 1, device 0, function 0 (this was found in device manager)This is why I am confused, sounds like an AGP card plugged into a PCI slot, can anyone clarify for me??? If this is infact an agp card in an agp slot, can anyone recomment settings to maximize this card? Any help or links to good info is greatly appreciated! Thanks tons!Drew

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i think what u found there tells u its agp..Its not a pci card its an agp card. It will not plug into a pci slot they dont fit..Are you asking all this because you are getting bad performance?Because reall the geforce mx cards are crap.. Like u could compare that geforce 4mx to a geforce 2 gts..The name is misleading

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You need to go to your BIOS and make the proper selection for your video card.To get to the BIOS, reboot the computer, then press the F8 key while its going through the boot up process and before the Windows splash screen appears.

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Ah thanks! Can somebody give me some help on how to set up my AGP in what I presume is bios? I would really appreciate it, my system:Gateway P4 2.531gig ddr ramGeForce 4 mx440 128mbWin XPThanks!

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