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#1 yethPC

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Posted 20 October 2008 - 06:09 AM

Hi,
Just wondering if somebody knows which brand and model should I go for in upgrading graphics video but my motherboard only supports AGP 2x.I'd like to buy the newest AGP adapter 128 mb with TV out but the sales person does not know exactly if it does support.It just indicates 8x but not sure if the newest out in the market today can still work in old machines with AGP 2x.I appreciate your suggestions ,thanks in advance.

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Posted 20 October 2008 - 06:51 AM

Hi :thumbsup:.

What is the card you have in mind...and what is your system manufacturer and model?

If homemade system, same info for the motherboard.

General info (if I recall correctly) is that 8x is backwards compatible with 4x boards/systems and some 2x boards/systems.

We can better provide answers if we know the card and system/board.

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Posted 20 October 2008 - 08:49 AM

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Accelerated_Graphics_Port

Pay attention to the "Compatability" section. Unless your motherboard was made early on (97-98) it should support 1.5V cards. More likely problems occur when you try an ancient card (IE Voodoo graphics that needs 3.3V) in a new motherboard with 1.5V support only. As long as voltage is compatable the 1X/2X/4X/8X doesn't really matter as far as compatability goes.

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Posted 26 October 2008 - 06:28 AM

My motherboard is 810e chipset intel whitney.I asked a sales person from one computer store but she was not sure if the card that I chose to buy can be replaced with my built in video controller and that, compatible with my motherboard that supports agp 2x.The new card says only 8x.How would she make it sure that it can be inserted into agp 2x?

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Posted 26 October 2008 - 08:00 AM

The more I look around, I don't see any 810(E) boards with an AGP slot. The AGP graphics were integrated into the northbridge and none of the 810 boards were made to take a separate video card. Before you dwell on this too long, pull the side off your case and see if there is even an AGP slot available.

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Posted 29 October 2008 - 03:42 AM

I haven't yet had a look on it. I was just believed by Everest report that some of its expansion capabilities include AGP and USB(systems).But,in any case,I would still open it up just to be sure.

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Posted 02 November 2008 - 10:28 PM

:thumbsup: dpunisher , I already checked my motherboard and I found out that I don't have an AGP slot opposite to what Everest reported .Would there be any way to increase my graphics? Coz I only have 32mb ram and there seems to be no other option from the bios to change video memory allocation.Thanks in advance.

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Posted 03 November 2008 - 03:52 PM

Well, Newegg has about 48 PCI videocards:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList....=And&Page=2

It looks like some have TV out. As far as what is better or best, you got me. The last PCI videocard I had was an ancient Matrox Millenium with a whopping 16meg of RAM ( 8meg of Ram I had to buy separately for it).

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Posted 03 November 2008 - 07:41 PM

It does not have PCI slot either. :thumbsup:

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Posted 03 November 2008 - 08:50 PM

No AGP+no PCI= SOL

I think you are out of options with that system.

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Posted 04 November 2008 - 12:40 AM

Thanks, anyway.

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Posted 04 November 2008 - 12:30 PM

Tons of cheap boards and RAM available out there.

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