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Old 11-27-2003, 05:29 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default ATI Radeon 9600

I am considering buying this card, but I dont know if my mobo is compatible to use AGP 4x8x.

My system info says:
x86 Family Model 6 Stepping 2 AuthenticAMD ~1662mhz

this is an HP Pavilion541c.

I would be forever grateful for some help in deciding if it will indeed work on my machine.


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Old 11-27-2003, 06:39 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I've been reading the system specs at HP's homepage for your HP Pavilion 541c, and it does indeed have an agp port. It doesn't say wether this is 2x, 4x or 8x, but since this is a pretty modern system, my guess is that it has an either 4x or 8x agp-port..

Do you have a manual for your mother-board? If so, try to find some info there.

System specs:
Mobo: ASUS P4P800 Deluxe
CPU: PIV 2.80 HT
RAM: Kingston 2*256 3200
HD 1: IBM 80GB 7200
HD 2: IBM 40GB 7200
CD: NEC (anno 1996)
GC: Radeon 9600 Pro
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Old 11-27-2003, 10:20 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Awesome. I appreciate the help. I have something esle to be thankful for. Best Buy has the ATI Radeon 9600 128mb card for 69.99
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Old 11-27-2003, 10:24 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Yea.. i have the 9600 pro in my computer and it works like a champ! it has been a pretty good card so far knock on wood
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Old 11-27-2003, 10:24 PM   #5 (permalink)
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You most likely have an AGP 4x port, seeing as you are using an Athlon XP 2000+ processor with a modern motherboard.

The card will work fine, as long as it can use the 1.5V voltage.
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Old 11-28-2003, 02:09 AM   #6 (permalink)
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I purchased my ATI radeon 9600 PRO at the end of the summer to replace my old NVIDIA MX 2 and man it rocks. Since my old card only supported directX 7 I didn't even have those nice water reflection effects you have in so many games like Pirates of the Carribean etc... They're gorgeous.
I downloaded the dx 9 demos from ATI and I can't wait to see them in games. The pixel shading used in Max Payne 2 was awesome.
I tweaked it slightly with Radclocker (core 411 memory 330) and it's stable as a rock (it's not even the 10% the manufacturer keeps for safety margin) and I got a 10% increase on 3d mark 2003.
All I can say is go for it.

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P4 2.8 GHz
2 X 512 MHz PC3200 in dual DDR mode
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