Dell Optiplex and the AGP Video Slot

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I just picked up a Rage LT Pro AGP Video Card and a 15" flat screen. The AGP slot in the Dell Optiplex GX260 appears to be backwards. The video card will not go into the AGP Slot. Are the Dell Motherboards not able to use ATI Video cards? I have tried different video cards and none seem to plug in. Any help is greatly appreciated. Randy

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I use ATI boards in my Dell w/stations… The slot is green right? if not, it’s not AGP, its PCIe (beige I think)

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  • Madmax2
    The problem sounds like you have the wrong AGP type for your ATI card. Not that long ago AGP was upgraded and there are now 2 types of slots. You might want to take your ATI card back and exchange it.
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  • Michael7373
    Only a tower can support regular sized videocards. Besides the tower option there is also a Small Form Factor (SFF) and Small desktop. These latter 2 both have to have half-height AGP cards. Hope this helps. M.
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  • 3634CAR
    Based on your model type of GX260 (mini-tower, small form factor, etc..) denotes the type of AGP card you can use (half height/full height). The link below is the guides to the GX260 from Dell. http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/opgx260/en/sm/cards.htm#1108306 Dell provides a means to "upgrade" your video card. I used this to get the type of card (4x/8x AGP) that my Dell could handle and then purchased the card (not from Dell) and installed.
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  • Zettnerr
    All has helped. I found out I have an AGP 2 Card, that will not work in the Tower. I was told about the AGP4x/8x. Was never aware of any such thing.. But that is what I need along with a DVI-D to DFP Adapter, or if I am researching a svga to dfp?? Adapter? Thanks all for the help.
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