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3.3v agp card on the mainboard?

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December 27, 2009 8:03:29 PM

I have ASRock 775VM800 mainboard and I am going to buy a AGP hd3450. On mainboard's manual there is a warning as following
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Please do NOT use a 3.3V AGP card on the AGP slot of this motherboard!
It may cause permanent damage! For the voltage information of your
AGP card, please check with the AGP card vendors.


If I use hd3450 on this mainboard, may i have any problem? Should i buy it or not? If it is needed, I can give other infos about the mainboard.

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a c 78 V Motherboard
December 27, 2009 11:30:22 PM

You should be good, see wikipedia (lower part of the page). 4X/8x are the lower voltages, and from the 3650 cards I saw on newegg, you'll need a separate power lead from the PSU to the card.
a b V Motherboard
December 28, 2009 12:23:28 AM

If you can physically fit the graphics card into your motherboard then you do not have to worry about the voltages, check the slots on the graphics card and the motherboard to see if they will fit. I think that they probably will, another problem is, is your power supply good enough.
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December 28, 2009 3:29:32 AM

@treefrog07:
I had checked it out but; because I have limited hardware knowledge, I wasn't sure.
You say that the card should work at 8x speed?

@pjmelect:
I have P4 2.66Ghz processor, 1GB RAM and 380W power supply. Do you think it is enough?
December 28, 2009 12:17:08 PM

bump!
a c 78 V Motherboard
December 28, 2009 2:35:22 PM

rsenna said:
@treefrog07:
I had checked it out but; because I have limited hardware knowledge, I wasn't sure.
You say that the card should work at 8x speed?

@pjmelect:
I have P4 2.66Ghz processor, 1GB RAM and 380W power supply. Do you think it is enough?


You may need a larger PSU, the ATI HD 3000 and HD 4000 AGP cards will have to have enough power to function. I don't know what hardware you have installed. There is a helpful PSU calculator here, where you can enter the HW you have, adding the power requirements for the GPU you want. Compare the calculator's estimate with the 380 watts you have. If you need a new PSU, don't skimp, get one that is at least certified 80+ efficient - those have several features that provide "clean," stable power.
a b V Motherboard
December 28, 2009 11:38:13 PM

If you can physically fit the card then it should work at 8X speeds if the motherboard supports this speed. 380 watts is to close to call as to if it will work or not it will depend on lots of factors. I expect that the computer will work fine with this power supply but when you try 3D graphics you may experience crashes due to the power supply, try it and see.
a c 78 V Motherboard
December 28, 2009 11:52:08 PM

It will run at 8x, if your PSU is sufficient. I only brought up the 4X/8X because that is a standard showing that those cards do not require 3.3v at the AGP slot. That is also likely the reason those cards will need a 4-pin or 6-pin power cord from the PSU - to provide the power needed for the card to run.
a b V Motherboard
December 29, 2009 6:22:37 PM

Don't worry about the power supply; it's definitely big enough. An HD 4650 or 4670 will definitely work on a 380W PSU -- I personally have one running on a 300W PSU and have heard many similar experiences that confirm that.

Both of those cards are going to be far superior to the 3450, which I would not recommend buying at all. DDR2 and a 64-bit interface is not going to give you good performance. The DDR3 and 128-bit interface on the 4670 is basically going to be the max upgrade possible for your system.

I know the 4670s get up into the $100-plus range, but if that's too costly, please, PLEASE at least spend the extra $20 to get a 4650 instead of a 3450. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

You might also consider upgrading to 2GB of RAM, which is pretty cheap and will also improve your system noticeably. That'll be about the best you can do until it's time to buy a new machine.
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