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is this video card compatible

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  1. bejarano6

    bejarano6 Thread Starter

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    Before I buy a video card I want to make sure it is compatible and will work.

    I would like to buy a Sapphire 9600pro 256 MB, 128bit, AGP, 4x/8x video card

    I have a AMD Athlon XP 2500+, AMD 1832Mhz
    The motherboard book says under the section AGP slot:
    introduces a 66Mhz, 32-bit channel for the graphics controller to directly access main memory. The mainboard supports 4x/8x 1.5V AGP card

    Is the card I am looking at two new and advanced for my motherboard or will it still work to its full potential. Is there another card I should get instead. If this card will not work or has alot of extras I am paying for that will not work what would you recommend instead?
     
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    What mobo do you have?
     
  3. bejarano6

    bejarano6 Thread Starter

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    Remember I am a computer beginner, but it says:

    MSI (Micro Star International)
    VIA KM400 Chipset Based
    KM4M Series Micro ATX Mainboard
    MSI Mainboard Designed for AMD Athlon XP/Athlon/Duron Processor
     
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    Lol, no problem, be right back as we are here to help.
     
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    So, is this still the best card to get even though it will only run in the 4x mode? (don't even know the difference between 4x and 8x and what they do)

    Is there something else that would work better? computer is used for games, but not a serious gamer.
     
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    Sorry, my bad it should work fully in 8x mode.
     
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    Be sure to go to ATI site and download and install the latest drivers for the card.
     
  9. bejarano6

    bejarano6 Thread Starter

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    Thank you.
     
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    You are welcome and good luck with the new vid card when you buy it.
     
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