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by phill85 / June 29, 2008 1:04 AM PDT

Ok, ive managed to obtain a cheap pentium 4 2ghz system, to replace the durno 1ghz system at my church.

The current system is used to project the words to the songs so it has two graphics cards (for dula scrren display, one to a monitor, and one to a projector)

Here is the spec of the current system
Duron 1ghz
ECS Elite Group K7S5A Mother Board (http://www.ecs.com.tw/ECSWebSite/Downloads/ProductsDetail_Download.aspx?detailid=74&DetailName=Manual&DetailDesc=K7S5A%20%20(V1.1)&CategoryID=1&MenuID=82&LanID=0)
ATI RV2P-B3 PCI Graphics card DVI, VGA and component out (sorry couldnt find specs)
Aopen 02948V1 AGP VGA out (sorry couldnt find any specs)

The new system:
P4 2ghz
MSI MS6526 ver 3 (http://global.msi.com.tw/index.php?func=downloaddetail&type=manual&maincat_no=1&prod_no=491)

I dont tink i will need to use the on borad vga of the mother board, or the agp graphics card, as the projector has a dvi connection, but my question is could if needed? Both have agp 4x slots, but the MSI states that it must be a 1.5v card are all agp 4x cards 1.5 volt?

Thanks Phill

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"the MSI states that it must be a 1.5v card are all agp 4x
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / June 29, 2008 1:09 AM PDT
In reply to: Mobo Swap

"the MSI states that it must be a 1.5v card are all agp 4x cards 1.5 volt?"

No. When I read this it states that for 4X the card must support 1.5 Volt.

It's very confusing to most that the AGP voltage is not set by the motherboard but by the card you put in. And there are KEYS in the slots to stop you from plugging in an incompatible card.

Sorry but I decline to re-explain this further.

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But can the card be straight swaped?
by phill85 / June 29, 2008 1:14 AM PDT

thanks bob, the ECS board manual states that the agp slot is 2.0 complient, so could the card be swaped over directly with out finding the spefication of hte card?


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by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / June 29, 2008 1:20 AM PDT

I noted the keys to stop you from plugging in a card that won't be compatible. What more could we need to know?

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by phill85 / June 29, 2008 7:21 AM PDT
In reply to: Sorry.

just noticed you were my lecturer at wiltshire college :-D yeah?

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sorry to be a complete pain
by phill85 / June 30, 2008 7:42 AM PDT
In reply to: Sorry.

managed to find out more info on the gfx card, the modle is GF4MX440SE-V64(A8) and can be found at this page: http://global.aopen.com/Museum.aspx

under apg it says: "AGP Bus Rate : 1X, 2X, 4X" this doesnt tell me that its 1.5v. So can it be said that its compatable, the keying on the card is done by two slots, in the old motherboard, none?

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