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Old 06-21-2003, 12:55 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I Have an msi mainboard supporting 4X 8x agp. Will a 2x 4x card work with it. I think the the answer is no, because the card requires 3.3v, but would like someone to confirm please.



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Old 06-21-2003, 12:59 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Please state the model you have. You can check the motherboard's manual to see whether or not the board will support a 3.3V card, however, chances are it won't. Also, some 4x AGP cards happen to operate only as 3.3V devices, namely older RIVA TNT2-based cards.

You can usually tell whether a 3.3V card won't work is that the card will not fit in properly into the slot (though with the exceptions of some 3.3 cards)

An AGP 4x/2x card will work in it, as long as it is a 1.5V device.

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Thanks Martin, the Mainboard is an MSI K7N2 Delata, the video card is an ATI Fire GL 8700. I didnt get a manual with it although I have read somewhere that the voltage is 3.3.

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