Need Graphics card upgrade help-Yes I tried the SEARCH

Hello,
I had my Computer built in Dec. of 2002 and it has an ASUS P4B533 Motherboard w/ 1 AGP slot w/ a Siluro GF4 TI 4600 128 MB Nvidia video Card. On my Bday I got Call of Duty 4 and it says I need at least a Nvidia Geforce 6600 or better so I go on Ebay and hunt around and see that there are AGP 1x,2x,4x, and 8x. I asked those on Ebay and they were of little help/knowledge and said I had to get a card just like mine but there were no 1x/2x new cards out there...they were all AGP 8x. CAN I USE AN AGP 8X CARD? Sorry if this has been asked 1000 times but I am watching my twins and have read for a few hours and need a definitive answer from someone that knows.

Thanks in advance,
Scott :ange:
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  1. JS-44SDS said:
    Hello,
    I had my Computer built in Dec. of 2002 and it has an ASUS P4B533 Motherboard w/ 1 AGP slot w/ a Siluro GF4 TI 4600 128 MB Nvidia video Card. On my Bday I got Call of Duty 4 and it says I need at least a Nvidia Geforce 6600 or better so I go on Ebay and hunt around and see that there are AGP 1x,2x,4x, and 8x. I asked those on Ebay and they were of little help/knowledge and said I had to get a card just like mine but there were no 1x/2x new cards out there...they were all AGP 8x. CAN I USE AN AGP 8X CARD? Sorry if this has been asked 1000 times but I am watching my twins and have read for a few hours and need a definitive answer from someone that knows.

    Thanks in advance,
    Scott :ange:


    Just searched your board and it seems its a X4 board so you should be able to use a X8 card in it assuming this is your board http://www.serpentinemagoo88.biz/servlet/the-117/ASUS-P4B533-dsh-M-S478-MB/Detail.
    This may b eusefull to you in explaining compatability. http://www.playtool.com/pages/agpcompat/agp.html
    Mactronix.
  2. The first link did not work but the second is more than sufficient.


    Thanks again.
    Scott
  3. READ THIS FIRST (specificly Versions of AGP)
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Accelerated_Graphics_Port

    Check your motherboard (you have to uninstall the graphics card).
    If the AGP slot has a 1.5V key it should be capable of runing an AGP 8X card.

    If it doesn't have the 1.5V key, I found a review of this board here
    http://www.computingondemand.com/reviews/mainboards-asus-p4b533/asus-p4b533-1.shtml
    and they were runing a Radeon 9700 Pro on it.
    If this is indeed your board you could try finding a 9700 Pro (ebay) but I don't know if it will run your game.

    Good luck.
  4. Well I pulled my computer apart and checked and it appears that I have a 1.5v key. So I guess I'm in business.


    Thanks for all the help,
    Scott
  5. look for the ATI 3850 AGP card if yo want the best you can get--it will be pricey, but for around $110 you can get a 2600XT that will do you some justice of the old system.
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