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Old 10-25-2004, 09:11 PM   #1
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Default need help with getting new video card! compatibility issues??

i want to get a ti4200 or maybe a 9600 Pro (right now i have a tnt2 m64 32mb Pro) but i am a little worried. I got a GeForce 2 MX400 from an incredibly cheap and no name manufacturer a while back. well i installed it and it burned out after 10 min!! now i don't if this is because of my mobo or the card sucked big time..

also i heard about AGP cards that have a different voltage for TNT2 and lower types of cards... is this ture or is it something i had in a dream??

My motherboard is a FIC AZ31 that came off a Compaq Presario 5005cl

so my question is, if i get my ti4200 or a 9600 Pro from a GOOD manufacturer will it work FOR CERTIAN on my motherboard.

Sorry if i seem a little parinoid but i really don't want to waste money on a video card that doesn't work with my mobo

i have found these sites about my mobo:
http://www.s87841630.onlinehome.us/m...ve/uwaver.html (the max CPU is a 1.2 ghz though..)
http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/az31.html

but they both give a little different data so i don't know how acturate they are.
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Old 10-25-2004, 09:26 PM   #2
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Default Re: need help with getting new video card! compatibility issues??

Most any video card should work in most any computer. However, that motherboard is quite limited. I beleive it would work, but that 200MHz bus really cripples it.

I can't say for sure as I've never tried those 2, but I see no reason it wouldn't work...
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Old 10-25-2004, 10:04 PM   #3
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Default Re: need help with getting new video card! compatibility issues??

o i remeber about the weird voltage thing. Do tnt2's run off a 3.3v AGP slot and the ti4200 run off a 1.5v slot?? is my mobo a 3.3v or 1.5v AGP slot??? thats what i think can screw it up
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Default Re: need help with getting new video card! compatibility issues??

you may be able to change it in your bios.

If you want to risk it get a card From "BFG", they will give you a lifetime warranty so if anything goes wrong you can RMA it.
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