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Abit NF7-S compatible with AGP 2X?

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September 16, 2004 7:43:28 PM

I was looking at getting a cheap Matrox G200 card since my GE Force 2 ti just gave out but it is only AGP 2X. Will that work with my Abit board? Thanks.

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September 16, 2004 9:00:38 PM

Nope, don't think so. IIRC I tried with one of my nForce mobo's - a big no go

Mobile XP 2600+ (11X200)
Abit NF7-S v 2.0
Maxtor 60GB ATA 133 7200RPM
512MB Corsair Twinx 3200LL
BBA 9800 Pro
Enermax Noisetaker 420 watts
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September 16, 2004 10:07:00 PM

It supports 2x, I had a 1x/2x AGP card, and I could run it at both. The card was a Xpert Play 3000 if that tells you anything.

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September 17, 2004 3:36:16 AM

I believe your mobo is 1.5v agp. If you check, the matrox card is 3.3v. It will not work. For that matter, it probably wont even fit in the agp slot.
IIRC, the G400 was the transition card. Some would work some wouldn't.
a b V Motherboard
September 17, 2004 6:28:57 AM

That's correct, 1.5v and 3.3v used different key positions. Cards that supported both were sloted for both keys. There were a few nVidia cards that were officially 2x/4x but didn't support 1.5v because the cardmaker wanted to save some money, but that wouldn't affect anything newer than the GeForce2 for nVidia, nor would it affect ATI or Matrox cards.

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September 17, 2004 8:52:20 AM

Does that mean the G200 will or will not work?

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a b V Motherboard
September 17, 2004 5:33:31 PM

The good news is that if it doesn't work, it also won't fit. I'll look it up to see if it's dual-keyed.

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a b V Motherboard
September 17, 2004 5:37:24 PM

<A HREF="http://www.anandtech.com/showdoc.html?i=294" target="_new">This Review</A> shows that it's single keyed for 3.3v slots only. It won't even fit into newer boards that have the 1.5v key slot.

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September 17, 2004 6:03:27 PM

Ahh. Thanks again Crashman.

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