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Patrick 2003
20-04-2004, 11:31 AM
hi all
ive been lookin at a new graphics card and i have seen that the most new ones have have apg 8x. on my motherboard i see that i have agp 4x. does this mean i cannot use those graphic cards with agp 8x in my motherboard or doesnt it matter and it will work?

my pc specs
P4 1.8Ghz Northwood
256 Ram
Commate P4GA motherboard
WinXP

godfather
20-04-2004, 11:48 AM
Obviously they will not work at AGP 8x
They should work at AGP 4x

Provided they are actually compatable with your system.

robert6655
20-04-2004, 12:18 PM
what you really need to check is if the graphics cards are agp 8x/4x compatible which means while they r primarily 8x cards they will run in a 4x board, as far as i can remember all current boards with the exception of possibly the 9800xt and fx 5950 ultra are 8x/4x boards so you should be fine

Patrick 2003
20-04-2004, 02:25 PM
ok thats good then. oh one more question can all graphics cards support and use direct x 9?

robert6655
20-04-2004, 03:31 PM
no there are specific graphics card that support all direct x 9 FEATURES, however all graphics cards will run on a system that has direct x 9 on it, if that makes any sense to you.

if you are looking at a radeon then anything above the 9200 is directx 9 and in nvidia the 5200 and above are direct x 9