will an AGP 8X grahics card work on an AGP 4x mobo

  bigboab y 19:50 20 Aug 2007
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Looking for a 128 meg graphics card.. not a gamer so dont need lightning fast.. just want a separate graphics card . My puter is a dell Optiplex 260 which has 4x AGP 64 meg integrated graphics..will an 8X agp card work on it?.. squillions of them on Ebay ..cheap

  mrwoowoo 19:53 20 Aug 2007

no prob.
ran an 8x agp in a 4x slot myself.
just a slight performance shortfall in gaming etc,but not anything serious.I never noticed any difference.

  Totally-braindead 19:56 20 Aug 2007

Yes, the difference between the 2 is slight, not twice the difference as you might expect.
I think its very unlikely you would notice any difference at all.
Watch what you buy though because if you got a really good card its likely the power supply wouldn't cope. Get a basic one and it'll be fine.

  bigboab y 20:05 20 Aug 2007

Just what i wanted to know ..thanks guys/gals

  woodchip 20:07 20 Aug 2007

It will if it's the right Volts. You need to check the volts of the Slot and the card

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