AGP Query

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  1. scrapbook

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    I have a new motherboard that only accepts an AGP graphics card of x4 or x8 at 1.5v.

    What symptons would the computer show if my card was incompatiable? I have a card that runs runs at 3.3v of x2, 1.5v of x4 and 0.8v of x8.

    Just having a few probs with a new set up and trying to rule things in/out!
     
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    .8V is the voltage requirement of new 8x AGP cards utilizing AGP specification 3.0. Motherboards supporting 8x AGP support both 1.5V AGP 2.0 compliant cards (AGP 4x) and newer .8V AGP 3.0 compliant cards (AGP 8x). The keying for AGP 3.0 cards is identical to that of AGP 2.0 cards to retain backward compatibility. A motherboard that supports 8x AGP should work fine with a 1.5V (AGP 4x video card), and a motherboard that supports 1.5V (AGP 4x) video cards should work ok with a .8V video card (AGP 8x), however in the later example the video card would only work at the fastest speed the motherboard supports (AGP 4x).

    your card should be fine according to this
    http://www.directron.com/15agpguide.html
     

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