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Old 09-02-2007, 08:47 AM   #1
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Default AGP 8x Card in a 2x Socket

I have an oldish PC (Dell Dimension XPS T700R). It has a agp 2x socket (with a nVidia TNT2 M64) but I have a spare graphics card (which I have taken out of a newer pc), the problem is that it is a AGP 8x, its a Powercolor ATI Radeon 9550 256MB, so does anybody know if it will work? Or will the voltage difference destroy the card? I have tried to reseach this subject without much luck. Thanks in advance for any advice.
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Old 09-02-2007, 09:02 AM   #2
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it wont work, but it wont ruin the card.
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Old 09-02-2007, 09:09 AM   #3
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I have an oldish PC (Dell Dimension XPS T700R). It has a agp 2x socket (with a nVidia TNT2 M64) but I have a spare graphics card (which I have taken out of a newer pc), the problem is that it is a AGP 8x, its a Powercolor ATI Radeon 9550 256MB, so does anybody know if it will work? Or will the voltage difference destroy the card? I have tried to reseach this subject without much luck. Thanks in advance for any advice.
the card wont be destroyed however it wont function corectly , the effects could be anything from weird coloured display like tinted green or lines acros the screen to no image displayed at all
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ya u need a agpslot x4 or x8
im surprised they gave u a x2 slot they were used so shortly
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it wont work, but it wont ruin the card.
If it did physically fit in, it would ruin the card.
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If it did physically fit in, it would ruin the card.
it wouldnt cos agp8X cards wont be destroyed by 1.5v but they wouldnt funcion corectly
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