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Old 05-06-2004, 01:02 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Videocard compatibility

I am getting the following motherboard and am wondering if it would be compatible with just the nVidia graphics chip set or if it would work for ATI as well.

GIGABYTE nForce2 Ultra 400 Chipset Motherboard for AMD Socket A CPU, Model "GA-7N400-L" -RETAIL

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Old 05-06-2004, 01:25 PM   #2 (permalink)
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it should not mater really who makes you video card chipset. Both Nvidia and ATI should work. after installing the OS just switch the primary display to the video card you bought. even though you see an nvidia chipset, any card will work, since the chipset in essence is another cpu.

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Old 05-06-2004, 04:21 PM   #3 (permalink)
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yea since its 4/8X AGP compatiable then you can get a very good video card.
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just make sure that in the end, whichever mobo you buy is agp 4x/8x and that the card you are buying is the same.. i'd find it hard to believe that someone could accidentally buy a pci card now adays, it's written all over

*edit* lol, cute mother board, i'll be it'll go nice with some potted flowers hehe
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Old 05-08-2004, 01:17 AM   #5 (permalink)
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It's a shame to me how they must be so colorful nowadays. Keep it pine green for Pete's sake.

Anyhow, the motherboard supports only pure AGP 8x/4x cards (AGP 2.0/3.0 standard). Most cards nowadays based on ATI and NVIDIA chipsets will for the most part fit that criteria, but just be sure to check with Gigabyte first for any documented issues with any types of video cards.
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