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Old 12-03-2005, 10:49 PM   #1 (permalink)
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This is a noob question but I dunno so I'ma ask it. If you have an 8X AGP card, but a 4X AGP Board, will it work?

Also, this goes right along with this question. I'm building a PC for my roommate and I had him get a ASUS P4S800D-X board, and an Intel 2.4GHZ Socket 478 533FSB chip. This is where I run into the problem, the board supports HT, but the cpu isn't a HT chip, so when I assembled it all it naturally didn't work. Is the fact that it's a HT board and a non-HT chip my problem? When I hit the power button fans come on, but nothing else happens, no sounds, none of that crap.

The thing is I kinda want a quick fix so he will stop using my computer! and there's a board at the local CompUSA that supports 4X, the ASUS board I have atm supports 8X AGP, but like I say, it's not working.

Sorry, I kinda rambled all over the place but there you go, help please!

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Old 12-03-2005, 10:54 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I had the same question, but I didn't receive an answer. I think alot of cards have backwards compat. and they will run @ 4x.

What kind of card do you have, I know my radeon 9550 can be clocked down to 4x instead of 8x. It will just run slower, but it should work if you stick it in there!

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Old 12-03-2005, 10:55 PM   #3 (permalink)
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The fact that it's a HT board and not an HT chip has nothing to do with anything.
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Old 12-03-2005, 10:57 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Yea the 8x has a higher bandwidth than 4x, but an 8x card will still work on a 4x board.
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Old 12-03-2005, 11:09 PM   #5 (permalink)
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to shadow I have the ATI 9500.

and to locki, then do you have any ideas? cause I'm fresh out. Right now it's set up as:

Mother Board: ASUS P4S800D-X
Ram: Kingmax DDR 400 (PC3200)
CPU: Intel P4 2.4GHZ Prescott 533FSB 1MB L2 Cache Socket 478
Video Card: ATI 9500 Pro

Like I said, the fans come on, but nothing happens, at first I thought my video card might've been fubar because I could hear the HD spin up (then I realized it would anyway), so I put in an old pos 16mb card, still nothing. I dunno, I'm not very well versed in all the problems with MB's, I've built 3 comps so far and up to this point they all magically worked when I hit the power button, this has been my only problem and I'm clueless as to what may be causing it. Could the MB be bad?
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Old 12-04-2005, 09:40 AM   #6 (permalink)
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did you plug in all of the power cables? That's a common symptom of people that forget to plug in both the 20-pin ATX power connector and the 4 pin connector(usually closer to the processor).


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Old 12-04-2005, 01:00 PM   #7 (permalink)
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yeah it was the 4 pin that got me, I'd never had a mobo that had one of those. I feel like an idiot.

thanks dude. she booted up just slicker than a whistle after I plugged that in :P

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