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hdragon
06-15-2006, 06:19 PM
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?

SlyMaelstrom
06-15-2006, 06:25 PM
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.

Govtcheez
06-15-2006, 06:41 PM
> 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?

hdragon
06-15-2006, 06:50 PM
> 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)

whiteflags
06-15-2006, 06:58 PM
You sound like you know this from a personal experience. :)

hdragon
06-15-2006, 07:21 PM
That's what i assume. Not gonna try it though :D

MadCow257
06-15-2006, 07:50 PM
What is the color of the 8x AGP slot be?

Green

hdragon
06-15-2006, 07:54 PM
shoot, my is not green. Anyways, with my best guess right now, my slot is either 4x or 2x. Gotta gather more information now.

MadCow257
06-15-2006, 08:00 PM
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

hdragon
06-15-2006, 09:57 PM
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 :D

VirtualAce
06-15-2006, 10:59 PM
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.

indigo0086
06-16-2006, 06:26 AM
Most newer athalon 64 boards support PCI-E instead of AGP. I managed to get an athalon 64 board with 8X AGP support.

VirtualAce
06-16-2006, 06:33 AM
Since we are talking AGP I'm assuming he has a non PCI-E board.

indigo0086
06-16-2006, 07:35 AM
I lose.

Frobozz
06-16-2006, 12:44 PM
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. :D

http://www.supergooddeal.com/ProductDetails.asp?ProductCode=EV-7300LE2&Click=17583

SlyMaelstrom
06-16-2006, 12:59 PM
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. :D

http://www.supergooddeal.com/ProductDetails.asp?ProductCode=EV-7300LE2&Click=17583

Wow great find now all he has to do is upgrade to a PCIe motherboard that's compatible with the rest of his hardware. :)

Don't forget he's looking for a AGP card for a reason.

hdragon
06-16-2006, 01:43 PM
I bought my amd 64 about year ago when it came out. so with the pci-e, it would be more expensive. Anyways, AGP is good enough for now. About 2 years from now, those PCI-e prices will drop down and that's when i would get them.

Frobozz
06-16-2006, 10:35 PM
Wow great find now all he has to do is upgrade to a PCIe motherboard that's compatible with the rest of his hardware. :)
True. But in the end that isn't such a big deal. Depending on the socket used by his processor he might be able to get a PCIe motherboard for his hardware.

Personally I'm waiting for dual core to go full swing. I could upgrade now for about $200 to get a PCIe system (motherboard and Pentium D), but I'd still have to get a video card. So I figure why not wait until those DX10 cards are out. :D

hdragon
06-17-2006, 12:36 PM
If i want to upgrade, i would upgrade it with the dual-PCIe with SLI motherboard, or something like that. I've check out some dealer sites for the computers with super RAM memory and graphic card, but the price usually over $1000