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Old 05-10-2004, 10:48 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Question Video card AGP rate settings.

My system specs:

Motherboard: Asus A7V8X-X (bios v.1010)
Processor Manufacturer: AMD
Processor Type: Athlon XP
Processor Speed: 2500+ / 1.83 Ghz
Operating System / Service Pack: Win2000 Pro with SP4
System RAM: 512mb Kingston PC2700 DDR
Video Card Manufacturer: Asus (Nvidia)
Video Card Model: Geforce4 Ti4200 8x AGP
Video Card RAM: 128mb DDR
Video Card Driver Version: 56.72

In my video cards settings under AGP configuration, it says that the "Max AGP rate" for the OS is 2x!? yet the GPU, chipset, and optimal settings all say 8x? Am I correct to think that this is unusual or screwed up?? could this be why I am experiencing lock ups when playing games that use 3D acceleration?? Is this preventing my video card from running at 8x??

Any info that can be provided is greatly appreciated.


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Old 05-10-2004, 03:49 PM   #2 (permalink)
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AGP 8x needs to be enabled in your BIOS setup. Also, install or update your VIA 4-in-1 drivers if you haven't done so. (lock ups can also be resolved this way)

If the card still defaults to 2x, you can force AGP 8x with RivaTuner.

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RivaTuner can force AGP 8x?

Does this apply for ATI cards also?
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Old 05-11-2004, 06:43 AM   #4 (permalink)
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I am already using the latest 4in1 drivers and the Bios says its in 8x compatibility mode(though its grayed out and can't be modified anyway).

How can I actually tell what speed my card is running at???
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