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If a agp slot is rated at 2x/4x can I run a 4x/8x card in the slot?

This would apply to this board, page 9.
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yep

it just wont be able to run at full bandwith capacity
    
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The slot is the same but the speed is limited to the max speed of the slot. In your case, 4x.
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Does it say what voltage signaling the AGP uses? Make sure it is NOT 3.3v. Recent AGP video cards use 1.5v or .8v.
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Yep it uses 1.5v. Nice I thought I was going to be limited to a 7000 series.
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sorry yeh i presumed it would have been a newer card, there are voltage differences, put the wrong voltage card in an agp slot and it can fry
    
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Originally Posted by kennymester View Post
Yep it uses 1.5v. Nice I thought I was going to be limited to a 7000 series.
Any recent AGP card will work fine then. They are designed for 4x (1.5v) and 8x (.8v) AGP slots. Even 4x AGP should still be plenty of bandwidth but you may get a slight bottleneck with a 7950GT AGP or X1950 AGP.
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