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Lars Peter

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Hello.I have received an IBM Netvista box.2.5ghz-256mb.ram. Win.XP.pro.790US$ without monitor.I have looked under the hood and found a free AGP slot.This slot is too short for my old Voodoo 5 card.Nevertheless my old TNT.2 card has the correct contactlenght to fit in.How many AGP slots is there on the market??? and is the modern AGPvideocards of today made for this short AGP slot??Running this with an "INTEL"-videocard is no good for flightsims.The rest of my old equipment does fit in without problems.All needed drivers was installed properly and all devices is ok.Best regards.Lars Peter.

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There are a handfull of AGP revisions, starting at 1.0, then 2.x and then onto the new AGP 8x (whatever revision that is).All the slots I think are the same physical size (including the new 8x AGP slots, although I haven't actually seen one...)The Voodoo5 card is a long card, but the AGP connector is the same as any other AGP card as far as I am aware. Most, if not all, AGP systems now will not allow such a Voodoo5 card to physically fit into the space within the case. Similarly, all AGP cards I know of are about two thirds the size of the Voodoo5 (at most). So at least on current hardware there is no physical issue.The Voodoo5 was designed around the time when AT form factor systems were the norm. Since the newer ATX form factor, things have tended to get a bit tighter in the case.I did read something about newer AGP slots having different voltages to older ones, and that fitting an old card into a new board (or vice versa) would damage one or the other, or worse still both. Not sure exactly which way round this is though.You could always find a PCI Voodoo5, they perform the same as an AGP one anyway as the Voodoo5 never did support AGP texturing. This would probably allow you to fit the larger card into a PCI slot which was cavenous enough...Hope this helps a bit.Chris E, ENGLANDhttp://www.circle-software.co.ukAvoid AGP texturing = Better Performance ;)

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Chris E.Thanks for the answer.This helped a lot to to have a better overview of the hardware.The AGP-slot in this mashine is splitted up in three sections,while my Voodoo card is made for only two. The PCI-slots looks as theold standard.I've read the hardware help files for the mashine. It is only named asAGP,- no further spesifications.I better keep my old card in my old system, and I find something else for this new mashine.Thank's again.Lars Peter.:-)

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