Well, all this time I was blaming my motherboard of having a bad agp slot, I've tried 3 cards and none of them worked. the beeper would beep on the motherboard so I assumed it was messed up. Well come to find out I thought I was pushing the cards into the slot far enough but I wasnt. DOOHHH!! I feel like a tard. damn I had to really push that card in until it poped in for the 2nd time. It must be because the new connector is stiff.
just letting everyone know I suck.