AGP 8x Graphics card in AGP 4x Motherboard compatibility question


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Mike

Hi,

My Motherboard is only AGP 4x compatible and I need to run a dual-link
DVI capable graphics card. I found a near match in the NVIDIA AGP
7600GS described at <http://www.quietpc.com/gb-en-gbp/products/
components/msi-nx7600gs-td512z> but I need to know whether an AGP 8x
graphics card will run in an AGP 4x slot ?

Motherboard is a MicroStar MS-6533, chipset is SiS 645.

Thanks in advance,

Mike
 
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Brian

Mike said:
Hi,

My Motherboard is only AGP 4x compatible and I need to run a dual-link
DVI capable graphics card. I found a near match in the NVIDIA AGP
7600GS described at <http://www.quietpc.com/gb-en-gbp/products/
components/msi-nx7600gs-td512z> but I need to know whether an AGP 8x
graphics card will run in an AGP 4x slot ?

Motherboard is a MicroStar MS-6533, chipset is SiS 645.

Thanks in advance,

Mike
It will run on the motherboard, just that the crucial data fetching
speed will be slower compared to a true 8X slot.

If you have the budget, you may want to look at getting PCI-E
motherboard (along with proper cpu and ram). PCI-E is the current and
faster bus system.

Brian
 
B

Brian

Mike said:
Hi,

My Motherboard is only AGP 4x compatible and I need to run a dual-link
DVI capable graphics card. I found a near match in the NVIDIA AGP
7600GS described at <http://www.quietpc.com/gb-en-gbp/products/
components/msi-nx7600gs-td512z> but I need to know whether an AGP 8x
graphics card will run in an AGP 4x slot ?

Motherboard is a MicroStar MS-6533, chipset is SiS 645.

Thanks in advance,

Mike
It will run on the motherboard, just that the crucial data fetching
speed will be slower compared to a true 8X slot.

If you have the budget, you may want to look at getting PCI-E
motherboard (along with proper cpu and ram). PCI-E is the current and
faster bus system.

Brian
 
M

Mike

My Motherboard is only AGP 4x compatible and I need to run a dual-link
It will run on the motherboard, just that the crucial data fetching
speed will be slower compared to a true 8X slot.
Thanks for your answer Brian, does this mean that _all_ 8x AGP
graphics cards will run in a 4x AGP Motherboard slot ? Or did you
happen to know the answer for this particular card ?
If you have the budget, you may want to look at getting PCI-E
motherboard (along with proper cpu and ram). PCI-E is the current and
faster bus system.
I would prefer to do this but just can't afford / justify a complete
new PC atm, especially as I'm just about to buy a high-spec monitor.

Thanks again,


Mike
 
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Brian

Mike said:
Thanks for your answer Brian, does this mean that _all_ 8x AGP
graphics cards will run in a 4x AGP Motherboard slot ? Or did you
happen to know the answer for this particular card ?
Generally speaking, most AGP cards will clock down to one step below. ie
8X to 4X. But there are exceptions. In your case, to put you at
ease, here's a 7600GS nvidia card that's 8X and 4X:

http://www.microcenter.com/byos/byos_single_product_results.phtml?product_id=246424

[snip]

Brian
 

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