AGP x8 and AGP x4 Cross Compatability

  DN14 13:49 07 Jul 2003

I'm wondering if someone can give me some advice. I am currently thinking of changing my processor and motherboard. The motherboard that I am currently considering buying supports AGP X8, however, I didn't really want to replace my current AGP X4 graphics card at this point. Therefore, I am interested to find out if a motherboard that supports AGP X8 is still compatible with AGP X4 standard graphic cards.

  DieSse 13:52 07 Jul 2003


  IZZY 16:11 07 Jul 2003

DN14, Hello..

Either an article or an answer to a query in the HelpLine section of one of the last three PC Advisor magazines touched on that very question and confirmed that an 8x slot will happily support a 4x Graphic card and vice-versa. Can't recall off-hand which issue but if I come across it again I'll post it in your thread.



  Gaz 25 16:16 07 Jul 2003

I agree with the above posts. Yes, motherboards AGP speeds are compatable with 8x, 4x and some 2x.

  DN14 22:26 07 Jul 2003

Thanks for the help and advise it looks like I can hold off splashing my cash on a new graphics card until I need too.



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