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Old 07-31-2004, 09:03 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default I could be in trouble with this mobo and video card...

I have an Asus A7N8X-X motherboard and just got a 4X AGP video card. The motherboard says it supports 8X cards, but does that mean only 8X or 1X/2X/4X/8X? Basically just 8X or all the way up to 8X?

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Old 07-31-2004, 09:21 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Your 4x card should work just fine, most mobos support 2x/4x/8x. Though some newer ones might not play nice with 2x cards, like Gigabyte's GA-7VAX, because of voltage differences between 2x and 4x.

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Old 07-31-2004, 09:31 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Yeah it'll do and it is still backwards compatible.
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Old 08-01-2004, 08:44 AM   #4 (permalink)
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I checked the manufacturer's website for the video card, and it said that the 4X operates at 1.5V, and I looked in the motherboard instruction book and it says that the slot supports 1.5V, so theoretically it should work right?
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Old 08-01-2004, 08:45 AM   #5 (permalink)
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It will work, they are backward compatible

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