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Will my Graphics Card work with my motherboard

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by faiz, Sep 26, 2004.

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  1. faiz

    faiz Thread Starter

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    Greetings !

    I am using a voodoo 3 3000 card in my asus p5a-b motherboard , Proc Amd k6/2 450

    1. Will a gforce 4 mx 440 work on this board ?
    2. will a fx 5700 work on this board ?
    3. Please explain about the power requirements of certain agp cards/slots and ther dangers of a wrong combination

    I am a little concerned about the power of the agp slot, and I can't seem to find the details in the manual.
    Pls help

    faiz
     
  2. tdi_veedub

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    a geforce mx4 440 should work in your p5a mobo.

    a gforce fx 5700 will not work in your p5a mobo because the agp on the p5a does not support it.
     
  3. faiz

    faiz Thread Starter

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    Could u please be a bit more specific !ie ,is it the power issue ?

    Thks for replying
    faiz
     
  4. Triple6

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    The P5A has a 3.3Volt(1/2X) AGP slot. The FX5700 requires a 1.5/0.8 Volt AGP slot. You would also ideally want a reliable 300 Watt powersupply for such a card.
     
  5. faiz

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    Hi Triple6 !
    Good to hear from u :) .
    You remember we were discussing a couple of weeks back, about my fx 5700 and the dfi board ! well the board died on me as well as the psu started really acting up.
    My good old comp socket 7 amd k6/2 450 and P5ab ,256 sd came to the rescue . I'm left with the gforce mx 440 and the Fx 5700 , jus wondering if I could swap the voodoo and put in one of these cards.
    Well my fx5700 won't work (n)

    As tdi_ veedub mentioned is it ok, to put my gforce 4 mx440 in my board ??( just reeconfirming :rolleyes: )

    Thks
    faiz
     
  6. Triple6

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    The MX440 might be OK, if it supports 1/2/4X or 3.3 Volt slots it be OK. There is a 8X version of this card that would not work with this board; try to find some documentatioin for it to see what it can handle.
     
  7. faiz

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    Yeah the card supports 4x cause it was working on my dfi ad73 pro, its definately not a 8x card, cause when I bought it, the 8x version was not made .
    faiz
     
  8. Triple6

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    Then you should be fine using it with that board.
     
  9. faiz

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    Thanks All !
     
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    Yeah, i was gonna warn you about that, just bought the 8x version for $20 after rebate, didnt know there was an older version.
     
  11. tdi_veedub

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    just a note .. the 1/2/4X slots are slotted differently than the 8X slots. This makes it impossible to stick a 8X card into a 1/2/4X slot and vice versa ...

    Basically, if the card isn't supported, it won't fit in the slot ...
     
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