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post #11 of 20
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Originally Posted by slydog64
that would be a dumb idea though to use a vid card in a 4x agp slot.
No it wouldn't. There is no significant performance loss from using an 8x AGP card in a 4x slot. I've done it, and everything worked out fine and played great.

BTW the card I used was a Radeon 9600xt.
    
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post #12 of 20
A newer card (not an old 9600XT) will get choked.
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youll get .5 the performance.... get a new mobo
    
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post #14 of 20
You need to see if your motherboard will support it ?

Got a model number for it ?
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its not mine though.its a dtk system,ECS mobo with via chipset,and pentium4 1.6Ghz,agp 2x 32 mb.should it work?
    
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post #16 of 20
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its not mine though.its a dtk system,ECS mobo with via chipset,and pentium4 1.6Ghz,agp 2x 32 mb.should it work?
Work, most definatly. However, it probably won't perform on the same level as if it was in an AGP 8x slot. It will still be (much) better than your current card, though.
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post #17 of 20
It depends. I think that AGP 1x/2x use a higher voltage than 4x/8x. Oh, and AMDHardsoftware, 4x is only theoretically half the bandwidth of 8x. Most people find that the cards don't use all of that bandwidth anyway.
post #18 of 20
Thread Starter 
ill try with an agp 8x fx5200,and ill let you know if it worked.
    
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post #19 of 20
It will Work in the Lower Bus speeds Namely 4X 2X and you May Nptice a slight performance loss as IMO i know i did.
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The voltages will be different
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