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Old 04-10-2004, 12:32 AM   #1 (permalink)
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hello im thinking of buying a radeon 9600 pro 128 video card for my computer. The only problem is im not sure that it will be able to run with my mobo/chipset. Here is the info:

Motherboard Properties
Motherboard Name ECS L7VMM2

Front Side Bus Properties
Bus Type DEC Alpha EV6
Bus Width 64-bit
Real Clock 133 MHz (DDR)
Effective Clock 267 MHz
Bandwidth 2132 MB/s

Memory Bus Properties
Bus Type DDR SDRAM
Bus Width 64-bit
Real Clock 133 MHz (DDR)
Effective Clock 267 MHz
Bandwidth 2132 MB/s

Chipset Bus Properties
Bus Type VIA V-Link
Bus Width 8-bit
Real Clock 53 MHz (QDR)
Effective Clock 213 MHz
Bandwidth 213 MB/s

Motherboard Physical Info
Expansion Slots 3 PCI, 1 AGP, 1 CNR
Motherboard Chipset KM26

Chipset Properties

Motherboard Chipset VIA VT8375 ProSavageDDR KM266
In-Order Queue Depth 4
CAS Latency 2.5T
RAS To CAS Delay 3T
RAS Precharge 3T

Integrated Graphics Controller
Graphics Controller Type S3 ProSavageDDR
Graphics Controller Status Disabled

Memory Slots
DRAM Slot #1 256 MB (DDR SDRAM)
DRAM Slot #2 256 MB (DDR SDRAM)

AGP Properties
AGP Version 2.00
AGP Status Enabled
AGP Aperture Size 4 MB
Supported AGP Speeds 1x, 2x, 4x
Current AGP Speed 4x
Fast-Write Not Supported
Side Band Addressing Supported, Enabled

will it be able to run on here? I know i need to run it on 4x agp, but people said its not that big of a difference. I just want to make sure its compatable. thanks

i also have 2000+ amd athlon proccessor and 512mb ddr ram
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It should operate, just only in 4x mode. Check with ECS first for any known issues with the graphics card. If you mainly play games, AGP 8x isn't reall worth squat.
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ya i mainly play games, so 4x and 8x isnt a big difference in games? Thats what ive heard, then what is it mainly used for? I guess in my mind it had to do with 3d graphics of some sort..
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yep it should work... hmm... problem is, does your PSU have enough power for it? I dont know what your old graphics card is nor do I know your PSU, so cant make a conclusion for you :P
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my card i have now is radeon 7000 64 mb card. And im running a 250 watt power supply. I was thinking about getting the card, then getting a new power supply later on if im having troubles. If i need to upgrade, what do you recommend?
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Although the 9600 consumes less power than its predecessors (9500, 9700), you should be running at least 300 watts, along with some extra left in reserve. Just be sure to get a quality supply (350/400 recommended).
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yep always get sufficient power and FANS too, the 9600 would be alot hotter than the 7000... if im correct. hmm, get around 450, it should be enough for ur fans and the new graphics too
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