AGP Question

vbimport

#1

i was just wondering if this MB:
Processor Name: Intel® Pentium® 4 CPU 2.40B GHz
Type: 0
Family: F
Model: 2
Stepping: 7
Revision: 37
L1 Trace Cache: 12 Kµops
L1 Data Cache: 8 KB
L2 Cache: 512 KB
Packaging: FC-PGA2
EIST: No
MMX™: Yes
SIMD: Yes
SIMD2: Yes
SIMD3: No
Enhanced Halt State: No
Execute Disable Bit: No
Hyper-Threading Technology: No
Processor Frequency: 2.40 GHz
Bus Frequency: 533 MHz

will support an XFX Geforce 6600 GT 8X AGP Video Card.
thanks.


#2

video cards are supported by the mother board. So unless tours is PCi X which i don’t think it is it should support it


#3

You’re only posting info regarding the CPU so it’s kinda hard to determine whether your mainboard have an AGP slot or not.
//Danne


#4

yes it has an AGP slot but im not sure if it 8X, im kinda new to this stuff


#5

Hey,
Try EVEREST. It can tell you ALOT about your comp and gfx.

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#6

thanks alot dude that prog told me everything i needed to know. which raises another ques! since this is an 8x AGP graphics card will it run in a 4x slot? I dont care if it wont run at full 8x i just need it to work.


#7

Hmm yeah i think it would. My old GeForce4 Ti ran @ 4X it worked fine in my 8x agp slot. I gess it depends on the mother board. This is what EVEREST says for my board and new gfx card:

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#8

In general, 8x and 4x are normally 100% compatible - 8x AGP cards would have a very limited market otherwise.

The major BREAK is between AGP 1.0 specification (1x/2x and 3.3v) and AGP 2.0 specification (4x / 1.5v) - AGP 3.0 is 8x, (1.5v with 0.8v signalling).

Keying should prevent it, but do not attempt to fit an old 3.3v AGP card into a modern 1.5v board, and compatibility of modern cards with old 3.3v boards, even if dual-keyed to fit, can be poor.

Just think of the modern standard as “4x-8x” for both, and you’ll probably be ok (where the card does not use an extra power connector, that still leaves slot power issues, mostly on older boards).


#9

ok it should work then. Thank You all for all your help very very much.


#10

Yes, it’ll run in a 4X slot although the keyholes aren’t always reliable (esp on old video cards).
//Danne