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AGP port compliancy and Video cards

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by slmndr13, Sep 13, 2003.

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  1. slmndr13

    slmndr13 Thread Starter

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    I'm still using an old Soyo motherboard (6BA+III) and trying to squeeze a little more time out of it before my next major upgrade.

    I'm long overdue for a new videocard and saw a Nvivia Geforce2 mx 400 onsale at tigerdirect for $10 after rebate.

    I don't play the newest games, so I'm not reluctant to get something older and somewhat out of date as long as it will work.

    However, the Geforce 2 requires and AGP 2.0 compliant port and my mobo has an AGP 1.0 compliant port. I assume this isn't going to fly, so I'm thinking about buying an Nvidia TNT 2 AGP card with 32Megs.

    Am I correct about the Geforce 2 not working with my current board?

    Any downside to using TNT2?

    Like I said I don't play cutting edge games, I just want to upgrade to the degree that I can until I get a new system. My current video card is a 8MB Riva 128, so its a pretty weak link in my system.
     
  2. zeddy

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    I believe that as long as a video card can run at 2xAGP it will be fine.
     
  3. Brockman

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    That TNT card is a great card, i had one all my games worked upgraded to a 7500 64meg. ddr card and some games just freeze.
     
  4. compilerxp

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    For $10, its worth a shot...

    The GF2mx should work in ANY AGP motherboard...
     
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