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  • AGP 8x vs. 4x card

    Quick question: Can I stick an 8x GeForce Ti4200 in a Asus BH7 motherboard with only a 4x AGP slot or am I going to have a new trophy for the wall o' cooked hardware?

  • #2
    I am 99% sure that you could do that :O) Say you have a 4x AGP card, you can stick it in your mobo, even if your mobo only supports 2x. So then it will just run it at 2x :O) Why bother getting 8x though if your motherboard only supports 4x? A 4x ti4200 card would be significantly cheaper than the 8x you know!

    BTW: I was gonna get a ti4200 card, but I decided on this Geforce 3, which is practically the same thing :afro: (Me and my friend benchmarked UT03, and we got about the same FPS; give or take 2 or 3. With my Geforce 3 ti200 128DDR, and his Geforce 4 ti4200 128 DDR!)

    Just because something say's Geforce 4 doesn't mean it's good, contrary to popular belief :eek:


    • #3
      My real question is the voltage difference. The 8x runs at 0.7v or 1.5v and the 4x runs at 1.5v. Will the GF4 Ti4200 run at 1.5v without meltdown?


      • #4
        So long as the mobo and video card have one common protocol (4x in your case) then ya'll have no probs with it. ;)


        • #5
          Got my 8x Ti4200 running just fine in a 4x Intel board... and lovin it!


          • #6
            Thanks, after more searching I found on another website that the Ti4200 supports all three standards.

            Thanks again; I knew I would get a good answer out of this forum. Always have, always will.


            • #7
              I have a Ti 4600 128 4X 1.5v running in an Asus A7N8X 8X support AGP Pro motherboard and lovin it lots it is.