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Old 05-11-2005, 09:08 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I have this mother board...
http://www.geeks.com/details.asp?inv...V266AD&cat=MBB

it only has an 4x agp slot

I wonder if an nvidia gefoce 6600 8x will work on it...
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...&sku=TC3H-1016
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Old 05-11-2005, 09:11 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Why spend the money on an 8x AGP if your only going to use 4x? I'm pretty sure it will work, but if you can find a 4x then I'd buy that.
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It will work, and I suggest spending the extra for the 6600GT as it's like 20$ more expensive and almost doubble the speed.

But your most likely going to be bottlenecked by your CPU \ RAM \ MOBO since any AGP4x board is oldskool.
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The AGP 4x slot won't significantly bottleneck the card's performance...
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Old 05-11-2005, 12:41 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I want to buy an 8x because I eventually plan to upgrade my mobo...

but I am glad to hear that it will work...

do u think I wil be able to play doom3, star wars, ect...

newer games???

my processor is an amd athlon xp 2000+ overclocked to 2Gigs (2600+)

and I have 512 megs of ram...
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You can play them... but it probably wont be fun.

Crank down the settings... should be okay.
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don't worry about slot. the speed differences in 4x and 8x are virtually unnoticable.
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"I want to buy an 8x because I eventually plan to upgrade my mobo..."
what kind of motherboard and processor should I get to save some money and still have a good computer...
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Quote:
Originally posted by Sw1tCh[FX]
don't worry about slot. the speed differences in 4x and 8x are virtually unnoticable.
Not virtually unnoticable, actually unnoticeable with tests done with a 6600GT
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Yeah I would buy the 6600gt and then upgrade later. As a matter of fact thats exactly what i did .. I was running some old p4 1.7ghz with a 4x motherboard and bought the 6600 gt and upgraded to a 64 3200 with agp 8x. It did not work too bad with UT2004 and DOOM3. I had to have the settings on medium for doom but none the less it was playable.
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