AGP 2.0 video card for gaming


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magicpixel

Hi I need to upgrade my video card before I can games on my computer
(have been using a PS2)

I can't afford to upgrade my entire box, so am stuck with an older
motherboard that only supports the AGP 2.0 spec 1.5v 2x/4x (it's a
GA-8IXHP)

I've read that some of the newer and more powerful video cards with the
AGP 3.0 0.8v spec can automatically detect and adjust to the different
voltage etc when put on an older board.

I know I wouldn't be getting the best out of the video card for now,
but what I'm after is a card that will give adequate (3D) game play and
run in an old AGP slot, and ideally I could re-use the same video card
when I get around to upgrading the box.

Any suggestions would be appreciated. I'm considering cards based on
the FX 5900XT (not state of the art but cheap) but not sure yet if they
are going to work on my old mobo.

Thanks
 
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Paul

Hi I need to upgrade my video card before I can games on my computer
(have been using a PS2)

I can't afford to upgrade my entire box, so am stuck with an older
motherboard that only supports the AGP 2.0 spec 1.5v 2x/4x (it's a
GA-8IXHP)

I've read that some of the newer and more powerful video cards with the
AGP 3.0 0.8v spec can automatically detect and adjust to the different
voltage etc when put on an older board.

I know I wouldn't be getting the best out of the video card for now,
but what I'm after is a card that will give adequate (3D) game play and
run in an old AGP slot, and ideally I could re-use the same video card
when I get around to upgrading the box.

Any suggestions would be appreciated. I'm considering cards based on
the FX 5900XT (not state of the art but cheap) but not sure yet if they
are going to work on my old mobo.

Thanks

This is a good place to start. The further down the web page you
go, the more practical the advice gets.

http://www.playtool.com/pages/agpcompat/agp.html

Paul
 
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Michael Hawes

Schrodinger's cat said:
Good link - thanks.

Martin
My previous system used a FX5900 in an AGP 4x board, worked fine. (Just a
bit slower than it could have been.)
Mike.
 

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