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Can I use a 4x or better AGP on a 2x board?

I have an older Compaq and want to upgrade the video card . Will the newer 4x or better cards be backwards compatible on the 2x board or will I be wasting power and not see much improvement?


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In reply to: Can I use a 4x or better AGP on a 2x board?

I do such all the time. The cards are "keyed" to keep you from plugging in an incompatible card.

Since no one knows what the old and new cards are, the result will be uncertain.


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Old and New card info

In reply to: Yes.

Old card is a 3dfx Voodoo 3 1000 16 mb 2x AGP.

New is still up in the air. I am looking for 128 mb on the cheap. Around $50. I am way open to suggestions.


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You are in for a big boost.

In reply to: Old and New card info

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