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#1 newbie101

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Posted 05 October 2005 - 07:47 PM

ok, i have a asus motherboard p4s533, its pretty old. im planning on buying a asus geforce 6600gt card but i need to get the AGP card. now my motherboard has a AGP port of 4x and the card says it is 4x/8x. So i was wondering will it work cause the one site selling it says it will but then again it also says 8x. thank you for your time.

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Posted 06 October 2005 - 12:42 PM

I have just done a quick google search on your parts. I have confirmed that your mobo does indeed support AGP 4x( i never really doubted you) most of hte part no. s had the MX suffix but yours probably does too and I dont think it matters anyway. As for the 6600gt, it appears that the bus will opperate at either 4x or 8x so i would go ahead and grab that card if that is what you really want. The only drawback is that since you will be using the 4x bus you probably won't get the same performance as if the mobo supported AGP 8x bus. That being said I wouldn't run out and buy a new mobo just for an 8x slot, since what I also have read on these sites is that PCI-E (express) is coming to be the new faster standard (slowly).

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Posted 06 October 2005 - 06:28 PM

Thank you so much!!! i know it was a really dumb and probably confusing question but i really apprieciate you taking the time to answer it. thanks again.




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