8x AGP slot

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    8x AGP slot

    What is the color of the 8x AGP slot be? I've been told that AGP slots had the brown color but they didn't be specific about each type, or they all have brown color. Besides, how do you figure out if the AGP slots support 8x graphic cards?
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    A believe if it fits it should work. 8x is your most common AGP port, I believe.

    Anyway, for future reference, AGP is pretty much out the window, as PCIe is today's technology.
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    > Besides, how do you figure out if the AGP slots support 8x graphic cards?

    Lick it, if it shocks you, it's at least 8X.

    Or, read the manual for your motherboard. What sort of a stupid question is that?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Govtcheez
    > Besides, how do you figure out if the AGP slots support 8x graphic cards?

    Lick it, if it shocks you, it's at least 8X.

    Or, read the manual for your motherboard. What sort of a stupid question is that?
    Well, because i can't find it anywhere, duh!
    BTW, the 8x slots only take up .8V so it will shock you a less than the others.

    @SlyMaelstrom: I haven't followed up with the new technology of graphic cards so i'm not sure if there is anything new with the AGP, but i think the AGP 8x would be ok for now. PCIe graphic cards cost more though. I would just get the AGP 8x geforce 6200 512MB for now (only 80 bucks)
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    You sound like you know this from a personal experience.

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    That's what i assume. Not gonna try it though
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    What is the color of the 8x AGP slot be?
    Green

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    shoot, my is not green. Anyways, with my best guess right now, my slot is either 4x or 2x. Gotta gather more information now.
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    Mines wierd though, they're usually brown. Agp is back-compatible so it isn't a big deal to stick an 8X card in a 4X slot

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    Ok, just done some research:
    http://www.techspot.com/vb/topic38275.html
    I guess i'll stick with the AGP for a year or two, then get another computer with dual PCIe. Hope by that time they have Pentium4 64 bit (or maybe Pentium 5). That'll be cool
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    There is a big difference between an AGP slot and a PCI slot. AGP will be directly above PCI 1.

    If your mobo supports AGP 8x, then you have an 8x slot. They are not color coded as to speed. It is about bus frequency internal to the mobo and most BIOS's allow you to set the speed.

    Perhaps you ought not to touch your mobo if you are asking questions like this.

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    Most newer athalon 64 boards support PCI-E instead of AGP. I managed to get an athalon 64 board with 8X AGP support.

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    Since we are talking AGP I'm assuming he has a non PCI-E board.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hdragon
    I haven't followed up with the new technology of graphic cards so i'm not sure if there is anything new with the AGP, but i think the AGP 8x would be ok for now. PCIe graphic cards cost more though. I would just get the AGP 8x geforce 6200 512MB for now (only 80 bucks)
    Then apparently you haven't followed it enough. A 6200 for $80 seems nice and all, but a 7300LE 256MB (512MB using TC) for $69 is a lot better. Not to mention PCIe.

    http://www.supergooddeal.com/Product...E2&Click=17583

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