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Asrock P4V88 RAID can 4xvideo card work in it?

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October 14, 2004 2:34:58 AM

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I'm looking at a Asrock P4V88 Raid MB and I have a ATI 8500 card that I'd
like to put in it now until I get some more money for a new card. The board
specs say it's 8x. The ATI is 4x. Does anyone know if it's backward
compatible?
October 14, 2004 2:34:59 AM

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In article <m4ibd.17114$Qv5.13373@newssvr33.news.prodigy.com>, "Spark"
<fred.pollard@snet.net> wrote:

> I'm looking at a Asrock P4V88 Raid MB and I have a ATI 8500 card that I'd
> like to put in it now until I get some more money for a new card. The board
> specs say it's 8x. The ATI is 4x. Does anyone know if it's backward
> compatible?

To start, there are the ATI info pages:

http://mirror.ati.com/support/faq/agpchart.html
http://www.ati.com/support/agpchart/agp.html

The ATI8500 is universal 3.3V, 1.5V. That means it will request 1.5V
from the motherboard, but will accept 3.3V operation if that is the
only voltage the motherboard support.

Since it supports 1.5V, it has a slot cut in the edge of the board
that matches up with a 1.5V key in the AGP slot. As long as you can
plug it in, it will not damage anything.

For AGP 8X, the signal levels are 0.8V, but the I/O drivers are
powered by 1.5V to do it. That means, AFAIK, that no motherboard
actually has a 0.8V power supply for AGP. It also means your 4X
card, which can run from 1.5V, will be perfectly happy on the board.

Also, from the Asrock manual:

http://www.asrock.com.tw/Drivers/Manual/P4V88_UM.pdf

"AGP Mode
The default value of this feature is set to [Auto ].

If you install an 8X-AGP card on this motherboard,you may select
[Auto ],[8X ] or [4X ] as the AGP mode.

If the installed AGP card is a 4X-AGP card,then you may set the
AGP mode as [Auto ],[4X ],[2X ],or [1X ]."

so you cqn see they were planning for cards like your ATI 8500.

HTH,
Paul
October 14, 2004 2:56:49 AM

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Spark wrote:

> I'm looking at a Asrock P4V88 Raid MB and I have a ATI 8500 card that I'd
> like to put in it now until I get some more money for a new card. The
> board specs say it's 8x. The ATI is 4x. Does anyone know if it's backward
> compatible?

Says on website and manual 1 AGP slot, supports 1.5V, 8X/4X, so you should
be OK. A quick google turned up the link below, which may prove useful

http://www.ertyu.org/~steven_nikkel/agpcompatibility.ht...

Hope this helps
Karl
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October 14, 2004 3:18:37 AM

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You DO realize this is an ASUS newsgroup; not Asrock?

--
DaveW



"Spark" <fred.pollard@snet.net> wrote in message
news:m4ibd.17114$Qv5.13373@newssvr33.news.prodigy.com...
> I'm looking at a Asrock P4V88 Raid MB and I have a ATI 8500 card that I'd
> like to put in it now until I get some more money for a new card. The
> board specs say it's 8x. The ATI is 4x. Does anyone know if it's backward
> compatible?
>
October 14, 2004 5:04:27 AM

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Oh...the newsgroup police.....I was told that the Asrock was owned and
manufactured by Asus......excuuuuuuusssssseeeee me if I am wrong. But did I
get answers from some great people...yes...from you I got BS....


"DaveW" <none@zero.org> wrote in message
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> You DO realize this is an ASUS newsgroup; not Asrock?
>
> --
> DaveW
>
>
>
> "Spark" <fred.pollard@snet.net> wrote in message
> news:m4ibd.17114$Qv5.13373@newssvr33.news.prodigy.com...
>> I'm looking at a Asrock P4V88 Raid MB and I have a ATI 8500 card that I'd
>> like to put in it now until I get some more money for a new card. The
>> board specs say it's 8x. The ATI is 4x. Does anyone know if it's backward
>> compatible?
>>
>
>
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