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Old 10-20-2006, 03:59 PM   #1 (permalink)
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i have a 4 and 1/2 year old PC that i mostly use for gaming, but since i havn't upgraded it since i got it, you can imagine that doesn't work so well any more. i'm looking to buy a new graphics card, specifically the MSI GeForce 6600 (http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...0060&CatId=935)to replace my aging GForce4 MX 420. the problem is, my MX has an AGI 4x bus, and the GeForce 6600 has a 8x bus. i'm not very experience when it comes to doing this kinda stuff, so will they be compatible, will i need to get some kinda driver, or will i need to get a new bus or something?

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Old 10-20-2006, 06:11 PM   #2 (permalink)
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it will be perfectly fine. It configures it itself... I bought a Fx5200 a while ago to my pentium 3 which had a Geforce 2 GTS (the glory of that card and the old days^^) which was AGP 4x and the fx was agp 8x and it worked without any probs so go ahead mate.

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Old 10-21-2006, 03:13 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Yep you're fine, the 8x card will bring itself down to a 4x card automatically.
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