AGP x 8 and x 4 problem

  Benzo 00:53 25 Sep 2004
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I am Thinking of purchasing a radeon 256mb 9600xt for my pc, (spec: amd athlon xp 2000+, 512 DDR 120gig ect but it only has 4x agp on the m'board) i am going to upgrade the m'board and cpu but not quite yet, for the meanwhile will an 8 x agp card work in a 4 x agp slot ( i think ive heard that they do but only at the 4 x standard) is this true??

Benzo

  User-312386 00:55 25 Sep 2004

yes it will work, but as you say only at 4x

  Benzo 00:58 25 Sep 2004

will this affect the performance of the card or will it still be fast just not as fast?

  User-312386 01:04 25 Sep 2004

4x is still fast

I have a 4x card in my athlon xp2200 and only run it at 2x and it whizzes

  Benzo 01:08 25 Sep 2004

at the moment ive got a 4 x 64mb card and it seems pretty fast too

thanx

benzo

  BeForU 01:24 25 Sep 2004

Theres not really much of a big noticeable difference between 8x & 4x anyways. And yeah like mentioned before the card can run on your motherboard but only limited at the maximum 4x it can support. Do you know what motherboard model you have cause depending on some circumstances there may be some compatiblity problems.

  Benzo 02:22 25 Sep 2004

my motherboard is a Matsonic MS8137C+
Basic Socket A Board

  User-312386 09:41 26 Sep 2004

click here+ for the latest BIOS for the board

There is the flash utility there and the BIOS update itself

  User-312386 09:43 26 Sep 2004

don't mistake the MS8137C for the MS8137C+

  Benzo 23:03 29 Sep 2004

wot do i do with them?

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