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Old 08-04-2005, 02:58 PM   #1
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I have an M950 motherboard and a video card that was bundled in (ATI mach 64) since the motherboard doesn't have onboard video. The computer will start and I can tell it is fuctioning properly, but I have no video. The video card is a PCI video card? I though all video cards with APG. Anyway, PLEASE HELP!
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Old 08-04-2005, 03:46 PM   #2
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video cards can be either in AGP or in PCI-Express 16x. The motherboard that you have is a AGP 8x slot. So you would need a video card in that area. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...ubmit=Property use that link at newegg.com to find a cheap one that is compatible.
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Old 08-04-2005, 04:01 PM   #3
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I just tested the video card a few minutes ago on another motherboard and the video card worked fine. I'm guessing my M950 doesn't have a PCI express 16x. I was wondering if it could be the CPU. All the pins are correct and not broken, so I'm guessing that's not the problem, Last time video didn't work, it was the CPU. More stuff to buy.... with no money.
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Ok, just looked at specs and it said 5 PCI. It didn't say anything about PCI 16x. I'm guessing it doesn't have one and I will have to go buy a AGP 8x.
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yea, your mobo contains 1 AGP 8x, sorry bud. You can probably find a cheap one out there on the web. try www.newegg.com or www.pricewatch.com. both of those have great prices
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OK thanks,

Will a APG 4X video card work with a APG 8x slot?
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yes, it should work. it is basically the speeds. 4x compared to 8x, where 8x is twice as fast as 4x. you shouldn't have a problem with the 4x on your slot.
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I was just browsing around and I need an S cable for my video card?
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show me what video card you are trying to get.
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Old 08-04-2005, 04:51 PM   #10
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I'm not really wanting to buy it. I'm mainly asking if I need an S cable for every video card I buy.
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