agp?

Status
This thread has been Locked and is not open to further replies. Please start a New Thread if you're having a similar issue. View our Welcome Guide to learn how to use this site.

joeheathuk

Thread Starter
Joined
May 29, 2004
Messages
87
trying to buy new graphics card. but was just wonderin what the differrence between the agp slots (x2 x4 etc)? and how do i find out what type of slot my motherboard has?
 
Joined
Jul 12, 2003
Messages
267
Check the specs for your motherboard. There is AGP X8 out now. From what I have seen a motherboard that supports X8 will also support a X4 AGP card. A X8 card however won't work in a Mother board that only supports X4 AGP, the voltages are different.Desktop Boards AGP 2/4
 
Joined
Jul 12, 2003
Messages
267
Like I said, check the specs for your motherboard. Look it the manual that came with it or look it up online. If you don't have a manual you need to know thw part number for your mobo. It should be stamped on it somewhere. Once you have that go to the manufactuers web site and look it up. I don't think you can tell just by looking at the motherboard if it's x4 or x8. The best you can do by looking is tell wether it has an AGP slot or not. I have never seen a X8 slot my motherboard only supports x4. :)
 

Triple6

Rob
Moderator
Joined
Dec 26, 2002
Messages
52,933
AGP 8X is backward compatible to AGP 4X, or any AGP that runs at 0.8/1.5 Volts but not at 3.3 Volts as in the older 1/2X AGP slots. The single largest difference from the users view is increased bandwidth for high-end video cards.
 
Status
This thread has been Locked and is not open to further replies. Please start a New Thread if you're having a similar issue. View our Welcome Guide to learn how to use this site.

Users Who Are Viewing This Thread (Users: 0, Guests: 1)

As Seen On
As Seen On...

Welcome to Tech Support Guy!

Are you looking for the solution to your computer problem? Join our site today to ask your question. This site is completely free -- paid for by advertisers and donations.

If you're not already familiar with forums, watch our Welcome Guide to get started.

Join over 807,865 other people just like you!

Latest posts

Staff online

Members online

Top