Can I install a 4x/8x AGP card in an older 2x/4x m/b such as an Asus P3V4X vers.1006?

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  1. John Pine

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    Or do I have to stick with a 2x/4x format? I’m looking for an inexpensive video upgrade for my Mom’s PC. I will be upgrading the RAM to 512. I’m also considering buying a used (FleaBay server pull) P3 933 CPU. I’ve already tried o/c- ing this CPU to 933, but it’s not stable even with the voltage turned up. The PC is used by my younger brother and Mom for light gaming and surfing. Here’s the specs. Any feedback?

    PIII 700
    Asus P3V4X bios v.1006
    256 ram
    Asus AGP V7700 GeForce 2 GTS 32mb
    Maxtor 40Gb HD
    Win98SE
     
  2. John Pine

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    Oops, I got an error message that the site was unavailble so I sent the thread again.

    Moderator: Please kill the other thread.
     
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    A 4x/8x capable video card should work in a 4x capable motherboard. It will, of course, only run at 4x.

    What video card are you thinking of using?
     
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    4x only...understood. I've only priced 2x/4x cards so I dont'have a 4x/8x card in mind. In the past I've been partial to nVidia cards, but can you suggest anything under $100? A DirectX 9.0 compatible card might be a good idea.

    How bout' this one?

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814145076
     
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    any card that can run 4x/8x generally will run at 2x/4x as well I wouldnt worry to much about it.
     
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    Just make sure the AGP slot on your motherboard supports the voltages required by the card. The AGP connectors are physically different between some old and new AGP video cards, and a new card may not fit into the AGP connector on your motherboard.
     
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    Marko: Good point! Does anyone know the AGP voltage required for the FX5500 boards and will I need more than a 300watt p/s? I couldn't find it at the Chaintech website and the manual is not downloading.
     

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