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Anyone here using the MSI K8N? Any issues with bios supporting the newer AGP video cards? I have a Sapphire x1600 pro 512 that just won't run on this board. I've installed the lastest bios from Polygon over at Rebels Have forums -> 7025v1d0.xxx but still no joy. Any ideas?
Drogum, welcome to the club

When powering on the computer are you receiving any beep codes? Is there any display at all?

Good luck
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Thanks for this forum. Just reactivated a MSI K8N Neo2 and +3200 S939 today. Lots of great info located here. Haven't had a real chance to OC the thing yet but here is the CPUZ links to let me join the club.->




Anyone here using the MSI K8N? Any issues with bios supporting the newer AGP video cards? I have a Sapphire x1600 pro 512 that just won't run on this board. I've installed the lastest bios from Polygon over at Rebels Have forums -> 7025v1d0.xxx but still no joy. Any ideas?

Thanks again for the info.
Which one?
http://www.msi.com/index.php?func=pr...e&maincat_no=1
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Got an old nvidia MX4000 running which I'm using to write this post from the machine in question. I dropped the x1600 in a buddy's AGP Mobo and it fired up no problem. This is the first and last MSi board I'll get, too many flaky horror stories over the years despite the folks who manage to get a good board and OC the hell out of them!. Asus has treated me well over the years thru 6 different builds, nothing but them from now on. Got a p5n-d with a Q9400 OC'd at 3.2ghz for the main PC, not shabby for the "bad overclocking 750 chipset"
Too bad about Abit, another good vendor gone by the wayside.
Anyone have any recommendations on a AGP GPU that would work on this board for a HTPC unit? Guess ATI is the way to go toget the HDMI audio pass thru. Suggestions????
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I used an HD 3850 AGP. It is more expensive than an HD 3850 PCIe, but I can tell you I noticed no performance difference between the two. (My AGP board died, replaced with PCIe; performance was identical.)
     
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Last AGP card I bought was a BFG Geforce 6200OC. Still lives in my old Dell, the video performance wasn't that bad at all. Too bad the rest of the machine is slower than molasses on a cold day.
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Got an old nvidia MX4000 running which I'm using to write this post from the machine in question. I dropped the x1600 in a buddy's AGP Mobo and it fired up no problem.
Drogum, are you running the "K8N Neo2 Platinum" motherboard or the "K8N-Neo-F" board? The first thing that comes to mind is perhaps the voltage of the agp card. I know some older cards were not compatible with a 1.5volt AGP slots. From what I've checked out both the MSI boards listed above support 1.5v AGP cards. I doubt your X1600 Pro is 3.3volts but I thought I'd just throw that thought out there.

Have you tested 1600 Pro with a different power supply? Did you plug in the additional power connectors to the video card?

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Anyone have any recommendations on a AGP GPU that would work on this board for a HTPC unit? Guess ATI is the way to go toget the HDMI audio pass thru. Suggestions????
Honestly, any of these would make GREAT HTPC video cards . All are AGP (that I linked) as well .
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Honestly, any of these would make GREAT HTPC video cards . All are AGP (that I linked) as well .
Any of the HD2000 cards will work as well.

The lowest one is 15$ cheaper.

Also, FYI, HD2400 = HD3450. It's the same GPU, just a die shrink from 65nm to 55nm.
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Any of the HD2000 cards will work as well.

The lowest one is 15$ cheaper.

Also, FYI, HD2400 = HD3450. It's the same GPU, just a die shrink from 65nm to 55nm.
Yes, but the HD3xxx series cards can handle 1080i/p through hardware....so I always recommend those when I can for HTPC use .
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Yes, but the HD3xxx series cards can handle 1080i/p through hardware....so I always recommend those when I can for HTPC use .
So does the HD2000 series GPU's.

They are the exact same. HD3000 was only made so they could tweak the RV600 (2900Xt) so it was more power efficient with greater performance and higher clocks (HD3870)

The 2600Xt got a die shrink (and ended up sucking because of it) and was turned into the HD3650. Which is more or less equal to HD2600pro GDDR3 because of the reduced core clock.

And HD2400 was turned into the HD3450.
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