Possible Bottleneck/Transfer Rate issue Tags: Graphics Cards Bottleneck Graphics Last response: February 1, 2007 8:08 PM in Graphics & Displays Share harty23690 February 1, 2007 6:39:34 PM OK. My computer is a 4 year old Dell Dimension 4550 with 1GB of DDR 333 RAM and a 2.8GHz Northwood. It's motherboard can handle AGP 4x but not 8x. Recently I've realised that my GeForce 5600XT (lol) isn't cutting it any more. I'd like to replace it with a 7600GT (AGP). Am I going to have any bottlenecks and is the fact that my mobo doesn't support 8x gonna hinder me. The mobo is an Intel board with an i845PE chipset and CPUZ reports that it supports AGP 3.0 More about : bottleneck transfer rate issue Xazax310 February 1, 2007 6:44:14 PM BAM! http://www.tomshardware.com/2007/02/01/agp-platform-ana... All u need! Go for the X1950PRO AGP its FAR superior in every respect compared to the 7600GT. and has THG just kind of proved x4, x8 AGP, or PCI-E buses dont affect the Video cards. kaotao February 1, 2007 6:46:02 PM You can use an AGP 8X card in your mobo no problem. Related resources Strange Frame Rate Issue With All PC Games - Forum Low Starcraft2 Frame Rate (9800GT issue ?) - Forum Please rate my £1300 Gaming Rig (and offer improvements if possible ) - Forum New Gaming Build - Please rate if possible - Forum Saints Row 3 Frame Rate Issues - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer mpjesse February 1, 2007 7:07:58 PM ONLY if the card supports downthrottling to 4x. Most do... but not all. kaotao February 1, 2007 7:31:01 PM There are so few that don't, but I should have meantioned that. mpjesse February 1, 2007 8:08:49 PM yes, you should have mentioned that. ;-P Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumPossible issue with motherboard and hard drive? ForumCatalyst 12.8 possible issue Forum7870 Not Sticking to Stock Clock Rate ForumRate my build. All parts purchased! ForumAsrock Z77E-ITX Possible motherboard issue ? ForumComputer Freezing, possibly a motherboard issue ForumData transfer rate from SATA HDD in USB 2 docking station to USB 3 HDD ForumFrame Rate Issues ForumSlow usb transfer rate ForumPossible Ram Issue ? ForumFriend has some frame rate issues ForumAsus gtx560ti directcuII-broken ForumPossible to overclock a 8800 gtx's shaderclock? ForumPossible 8600 Ultra, 8600 GT, 8300 Ultra, 8300 GT SPECS!!!!! ForumCPU Bottleneck with 8800GTX? More resources Read discussions in other Graphics & Displays categories Ati GPUs Graphics Cards Gtx HD Monitors SLI Crossfire Tuner Cards Radeon Video Diamond Multimedia Matrox Nvidia Palit PowerColor Asus Games !