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Use 8X AGP video in motherboard w/ 4X AGP slot

by SSadartis / August 22, 2006 6:46 AM PDT

I want to revive an old PC based on an ASUS A7V266-E motherboard. The only part missing is a video card (I have a PCI card but I would rather use an AGP one). My motherboard accepts up to 4X AGP video cards. Although I found many of them, they are generally more expensive than 8X cards and also have less video memory. I also found that some 8X cards are backward compatible with 4X slots (some are even compatible with 2X slots). I would like to know if all 8X AGP video cards are backwards compatible with 4X.

I really would appreciate any input and/or suggestions.


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Yes. This is done all the time.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 22, 2006 6:52 AM PDT

I have yet to fit an 8X only card.


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AGP 1.5V Only
by VAPCMD / August 22, 2006 1:07 PM PDT

Just make sure the AGP card you choose/install is based on 1.5V. Older AGP cards were 3.0V.


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