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Old 12-28-2005, 09:55 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I'm looking to upgrade the graphics card in my old 'off the shelf' system. It's currently running a Geoforce 440mx (PCI)
I have one free AGP slot but don't know how I find out what speed it runs at (x4,x8 etc)

My motherboard manual is no help and I've read a few stories of backward compatability problems esp. with ATI cards,

can anybody help me out?
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Old 12-28-2005, 09:56 AM   #2 (permalink)
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how much money do you have to spend

100 dollars eVGA 6600GT
160 eVGA 6800
300, buy a new mobo and a 6800GS

I would hopefully believe your mobo is 4x AGP or 8x AGP, unless its really old and it has 2x AGP 4x and 8x are backwards compatible with each other
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Old 12-28-2005, 10:11 AM   #3 (permalink)
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I'm prob. going to buy a new system in about a year so I'm just looking for a stop-gap, just been given civ4 and it runs like a snail!

I've had system for just around 3 years, do you think that would still be 4x?
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This should tell you:

http://www.majorgeeks.com/downloadge...552939e1c5d14c
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I'm not a fan of nvidia so ya..I'd say look at any ATI Cards. I really like the drivers and the card.
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Thanks, will only run x4 according to that.

Are there any decent x4 AGP cards that will still give me some level of performance on games like F.E.A.R? Or am I fighting a losing battle till I overhaul my system?
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iDont upgrade, just save that money so you can buy a nice rig later on
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I'm not a fan of nvidia so ya..I'd say look at any ATI Cards. I really like the drivers and the card.
yea well you should accept the fact that the 6 series nvidia cards are the best for that generation... but i agree with pzerofgh, wait to upgrade to a newer rig beacuse AGP is going out of date.
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I'm not a fan of nvidia so ya..I'd say look at any ATI Cards. I really like the drivers and the card.
If this isn't an ignorant statement...
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