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Agp 4x slot question

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April 29, 2009 2:58:38 PM

I hav an older computer I am trying to keep going. I would like to upgrade the video card and am not sure how well some of the newer cards AGP would work with the system board. The board is an FIC VI35L and has 1 AGP 4X slot. Alot of the cards say 8X-4X, will they work or will I just be wasting my money. The rest of the system is a P4 2.66 512mb ddr266 sdram. Any suggestions would be a great help. Thanks Larry

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April 29, 2009 3:16:21 PM

The 8x AGP cards will work in the 4x slot. This comparative graphic card hierarchy chart may help you decide which card to get.
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/radeon-geforce-gtx,...

I would probably go with something like this as a balance between performance/cost.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Be cautious about dumping money into an outdated system and that legacy AGP drivers can sometimes be a real pain to get to work properly.
April 30, 2009 8:38:58 PM

dirtmountain said:
The 8x AGP cards will work in the 4x slot. This comparative graphic card hierarchy chart may help you decide which card to get.
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/radeon-geforce-gtx,...

I would probably go with something like this as a balance between performance/cost.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Be cautious about dumping money into an outdated system and that legacy AGP drivers can sometimes be a real pain to get to work properly.


Thanks for the advice, I did purchase that board after looking at the Card Chart you sent me. I also found a 500w power supply on sale which I also purchased to replace my 250W. Do you think if I found a used P4 3.0Ghz 533MHZ chip it would be worth it to replace my 266Ghz? The board I have is only a 533MHZ and I believe 3.0Ghz is the largest I can use. Thanks
April 30, 2009 10:36:54 PM

AGP 8x cards are compatible with a 4x AGP slot. If you motherboard has a 533FSB the highest support Pentium 4 processor would be the 3.06 Northwood. These however are extremely rare and hard to find, because back then it would've cost alot. I have the HD 3650 AGP and I love it. It games pretty well too.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...