I'm a bit confused... My motherboard, a P4S800, has an AGP port of x8. I've combed the net for updated drivers and such (AGP driver 1.17) and my graphics card is x8, too. But when I run CPU-Z, this is showing... http://mywebpages.comcast.net/skwirut87/2x.JPG
My question is how do I get the Transfer Rate and Max. Supported to reflect x8 instead of x2?
The first place to check would be in bios, to make sure that your primary graphics are set to agp, not pci. Then check back here, and tell us what graphics card you have, and what drivers you are using. Also whether you are using xp SP2.
I've scanned through and through the BIOS for selecting a primary graphics driver. I have seen that option in other MB's BIOS, but not for this P4S800 I'm using. I have a GeForce FX 5700 256 mb card, using 126.96.36.199 nvidia drivers right from their site. And yes, I have SP2 installed. Though, when I right click my desktop and go to the control panel for my graphics card, it says Adapter information Bus AGP 8X. Ultimately it's what's being displayed whilst using CPU-Z that's bothering me. And yes, it's set to AGP 8 in my BIOS. And yes, my computer is plugged in. And no, there hasn't been a power outage in the area recently. :-) Please advise.
Ok. I have downloaded your manual for the motherboard and there is a setting I need for you to check. Go into your bios on post up. Choose the "advanced" tab. Choose the "chip configuration" setting. (There is a slider in the advanced tab, so you may have to keep going down to get to it) In about the middle you will see "AGP capability". Make sure that is set to "8x" My guess it is not. While you are in there you should change your "Graphics Aperture to 128. I hope this helps. Please respond with your results. Good Luck.
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I changed the aperture to 128. I had it set to 256. It didn't work.
I had x8 selected for AGP capability, too.
I'm still getting this, save for the Aperature size now being 128.
I'd like to think I'm pretty knowledgeable about these kinds of things, and for the life of me I don't understand why it's not showing on this CPU-Z thingy... Here, let me try to set it to x4 and see what happens...
And yes, my computer is plugged in. And no, there hasn't been a power outage in the area recently. :-)
Good, we dont want you to box it up, but you could at least turn the damn light on!!
Tweebel may be onto something. It could just be that cpu-z is wrong. Sandra will only check the bios, but the 3Dmark benchies should give a better answer.
SP2 has universal gart drivers. They are not very good, except for intel chipsets. If SP2 is installed, see if it changes things to dump it.