I am looking to upgrade my system using an AOpen AK77-600GN motherboard, to which I intent to attach my existing Sapphire Atlantis 9700 card.
Having downloaded the manual for the motherboard, I note that there is a warning stating that it strongly recommended not to install a 3.3V AGP card that is not supported by the VIA Apollo KT600 chipsets.
As I haven?t been able to find anything on Sapphire?s web site or speak to anyone in technical support, I wondered if anyone would be able to advise whether there may be compatibility issues.. There is something on the side of the graphics card box which refers to voltages and these seem to be dependent on the AGP multiplication, which would be 8X with the AOpen board.
I think it should be ok looking at the spec of the Via Apollo Chip set it does not support XGP 2x which uses 3.3volt cards.
The 9700 card you have will be 4 or 8x AGP.
If you look click here your motherboard will support the Radion 9800 amd so the 9700 which is less than a year old should be ok.
The voltages for AGP are: AGP 2X (3.3v), 4X (1.5V), 8X (0.8v)
Chip set: VIA KT600 Supported DRAM Types: DDR SDRAM only SDR SDRAM Frequencies: Not Supported DDR SDRAM Frequencies: PC1600, PC2100, PC2700, and PC3200 RDRAM Frequencies: Not Supported 72-pin SIMM Banking: Not Supported 168-pin DIMM Banking: Not Supported 184-pin DIMM Banking: 3 (3 banks of 1) 184-pin RIMM Banking: Not Supported 232-pin RIMM Banking: Not Supported Module Types Supported: Unbuffered only Max FPM: Not Supported Max EDO: Not Supported Max Unbuffered SDR SDRAM: Not Supported Max Registered SDR SDRAM: Not Supported Max Unbuffered DDR SDRAM: 3072MB Max Registered DDR SDRAM: Not Supported Max RDRAM: Not Supported Error Detection Support: Non-ECC only AGP Support: 4x and 8x Max Component Density: 512Mb