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How to Find an AGP Slot on a PC

If you're intimidated by the wire jungle inside your computer, this guide will simplify things so you can find what you're looking for.


  • Step 1: Turn off computer and open case Turn off the computer and unplug the power cord and any peripherals. Then use the Phillips-head screwdriver to open the housing.
  • Step 2: Look at orientation Look for a slot that is close to or faces an opening or removable slats where the graphics card will be inserted and face out through the housing for input access.
  • TIP: There may be slats or covers that can be easily removed using a small, flat-head screwdriver.
  • Step 3: Check for a lock Check for a plastic locking mechanism on one end of the slot that snaps closed when the card is inserted.
  • Step 4: Go online Go online and search for photos of AGP slots if you are still unsure where yours is located.
  • FACT: Worldwide, video games grossed a record $11.7 billion in 2008.

You Will Need

  • Phillips-head screwdriver
  • Internet access
  • Flat-head screwdriver (optional)

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