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is there a diffrence between 2x,4x and 8x card slots,V+,etc.

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February 16, 2006 3:04:31 AM

is there a diffnce between 2x 4x and 8x agp video slots..as ati radeon website shows tthey operate on diffrent voltages 1.5 3. somthing etc..also is there a physical diffrence.?? anyone with a clue? im using a radeon 7000 ve and wanna upgrade to say a 9250 or 9800 somthing better.even maybe nvidia,lol.. ~

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February 16, 2006 4:27:31 AM

OK..WELL WHAT IM GETTING AT IS..CAN SOMONE PUT SAY A 8X CARD IN A 4X AGP SLOT..(IF IT PHYSICALLY FITTED).. AND WORK..OR WILL IT JUST FRY THE CARD ETC.. OR NOT OPERATE AT ALL..IVE LOOKED THRU COMMENTS THU GOOGLE AND PEOPLE MAKE COMPARISSIONS..BUT NO ONE SAIDS WHETHER A 8X AGP WILL WORK OR EVEN FIT IN A 4X.. THANKS~ 126AM..SEE IM WANTING TO UPGRADE FROM THE RADEON 7000VE I CURRENTLY HAVE WHICH IS IN A 2X/4X SLOT (ACCORDING TO BELARC) A COMPUTER SOFTWARE ANALYZER THINGY.
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February 16, 2006 4:32:29 AM

An AGP 8x card will work in a 4x AGP slot.
February 16, 2006 5:02:32 AM

An AGP 8x card may work in a 4x slot, it may not. Some cards will handle the extra voltage from a 4x slot (4x-1.5v 8x-0.8v) and some may not. While it wont fry the card you can have TONS of issues like crashing, artifacrts and general insatbility as I learned recently. Some people report no troubles with 8x in 4x but I did. Buy at your own risk.
February 16, 2006 5:40:44 AM

THANKS LINUS N TOXIC FOR THE INPUT..I FOUND A SITE THAT HAS ,LIKE WOW..AL KINDA DETAILED INFO ON AGP COMPATABILITY CALL TECHSPOT THE "PLAYTOOL' AREA OF IT .SO IM NARROWED DOWN TO EITHER ITSA UNIVERSAL AGP OR EITHER A UNIVERSAL 1.5V AGP AS I have a radeon and it saids radeons are universal..yet my mobo is a intel d845 and it saids those mobo use a agp 1.5 soo, getn there,thanks ken n myrtle beach~
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