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Old 10-11-2005, 11:59 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I'm trying to figure out what kind of video card will work in my system. The motherboard is a Shuttle AK31 and the manual says it has a 32-bit 4X AGP slot.

Here are my questions:

1. will a card that says 4X/8X work (my last card was a 2X/4X)?

2. Does the 32-bit part refer to the memory interface, and if so do I have to get a 32-bit card, or will 64-bit, 128-bit etc. work?

I recently bought a 4X/8X 64-bit card, and my monitor puts up a message saying there's no video signal. I'm trying to decide if the card is defective and I should just exchange it, or if it's just not going to work and I need to return it and take a hit on the restocking fee.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks.
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Old 10-11-2005, 12:45 PM   #2 (permalink)
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What motherboard do you have? Giving the rest of your system specs will really help us solve your problem.
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Old 10-11-2005, 12:49 PM   #3 (permalink)
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it's a shuttle ak31

http://global.shuttle.com/Download/D....asp?Item=AK31
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Old 10-11-2005, 07:12 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Most 8x cards are backwards compatible as long as the video cards voltage requirements are congruent with your mobo's.

Read this: http://www.neoseeker.com/Hardware/faqs/kb/10,63.html
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