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Old 04-26-2005, 06:23 PM   #1
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Question Hardware for Video Editing and AGP/PCI?

I was just wondering what would be some good, but cheap hardware for video editing? I have about a 100$ gift spending card for amazon and I'm thinking I should get 512MB RAM (I currently already have 512mb installed) and a 128MB graphics card (our current one is only 64MB). My problem is that I have no idea what AGP/PCI are.

If my current graphics card seems to be a PCI, can I put AGP cards in my computer without needing a new motherboard? I find it hard to believe that there's no way to install an AGP video card on this computer seeing as it's only about 1 year old. It is a compaq with a p4 processor (2.4 GHZ), 512MB Ram, and a 160GB hard drive.

Here are my current finds; if you could let me know if one is better than the other, that would be great:

RAM-
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg...lance&n=507846

http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg...onics&n=507846

Video card-
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg...onics&n=507846

(that's where my question about AGP vs. PCI comes into play...)

my current video card is a "SiS 651 Rev 00 64MB"

Thanks for any help
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Old 04-26-2005, 06:38 PM   #2
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umm what kind of computer do you have? if you have a manufacturer built computer, then give me the manufacturer name and the model number(number should be on the front) I can tell you once I have that info.
[Example: Hp Pavillion 734n]
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Old 04-26-2005, 06:48 PM   #3
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hp/ compaq. com is useless, it will be faster if you just open up your case, and find which slot your video card is in. If the slot is white, then it's a PCI slot, If the Slot Is brown then it is AGP. If you have onboard video(monitor outlet on the motherboard) then look at all the slots on your motherboard, if you find a long brown one (a little bit shorter than the white PCI ones) that is above the white slots, then you have AGP, if you do not have a brown slot above the white ones, then you dont have AGP.
[Note: the AGP slot may be Black, red, or orange as well, but is usually brown]
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I beleive that's an onboard video card that he has... Probably onboard with no additional AGP slot. You might be stuck with PCI.

And FYI, that card you linked us to just has video out. I don't know if you want to capture you're video but you'll need something more than just that to do so.
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