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Old 07-23-2005, 09:45 AM   #1
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Hi,

I am currently in the market for a new graphics card. I know what one I want but I am alittle puzzled about the interfaces. I know i need an AGP card, but I don't know if my motherboard is AGP 4x/8x compatiable or not. is there such a thing as an AGP slot that is not 4x or 8 x? i am assuming this "4x/8x" refers to the AGP slots speed compared with the original AGP slot speed like with CD drives and their 48x speeds.

Can anyone tell me how I can find out what my motherboard supports?
Does anyone know when AGP 4x/8x slots were introduced?

If it helps my computer is a HP pavilion 722a, the current card i have now is a geforce4 mx420 and i want to get a Geforce 6600gt.

Any help would be appreciated.
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Old 07-23-2005, 11:11 AM   #2
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I would recommend looking in your computer manual. There is usually a specs section that will list everything that your computer offers. I bought my Dell 8200 in late 2000 and it only has AGP 2x/4x. All this means is that you will not get the full power out of an 8x card, but you can still use it fine.
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Old 07-23-2005, 01:10 PM   #3
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download everest(google it) and it should give you a link to your MOBO(motherboard) site. it should have the specs there.
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So an AGP 4x/8x card is backwards compatible?
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Everest link: http://www.lavalys.com/products/over...?pid=1&lang=en
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