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Discussion in 'Hardware' started by joeheathuk, Sep 3, 2004.

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  1. joeheathuk

    joeheathuk Thread Starter

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    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?
     
  2. alphanumeric

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    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
     
  3. joeheathuk

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    how do i find out what agp speed my motherboard supports?
     
  4. alphanumeric

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    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. :)
     
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    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.
     
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