Updating Graphic card

  duke2 10:13 20 Jul 2003

Could anybody help me please. I am thinking of upgrading my graphic card which at the moment is a Matrox G200 8MB AGP to one that has a higher memory a Sapphire Radeon 7000 64MB 4x. I am not sure if my mother board will handle a Graphic card that as 4x interface. The mother board is a ASUS P2B Intel 440BX AGPset.

Thankyou for any help.


  kingkenny 10:32 20 Jul 2003

hi duke2

If i am not mistaken 4x and 8x graphics cards are backwards compatible so what will happen is you won't receive the complete benefits and features from the card.

i am sure others will comment

  citadel 21:26 20 Jul 2003

I have an 8x card and it is working at 4x as that is all my mboard can handle. It would slso work on a 2x mboard.

  woodchip 21:29 20 Jul 2003

The problem is not number but volts as the old AGP was I think 3.3 volts the new one is 1.6 volts

  woodchip 21:32 20 Jul 2003

If you have an old BX board it will be 3.3 and it will blow the new card if it's only 1.6

  DieSse 22:17 20 Jul 2003

Look here and you will see that the ATi 7000 board will run with 3.3 or 1.5v interfaces

click here

  duke2 19:18 21 Jul 2003

Ok, thankyou all your info I think I will go ahead and buy one and install it and reading the manufactures site


  duke2 19:20 21 Jul 2003

That should read AFTER reading manufactures site


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