Mobo

Hi all,
I was given a pc with the Intel 845 EBT mobo, 2 GM RAM, 1.8 GHZ P4. I'd like to upgrade the video card spending up to about $60. I'll also buy used. I'm confused by what bus interface I should be looking for? AGP or PCI for best output today. What I can't seem to find is what speed AGP or PCI this mobo has. Any suggestions for cards or what interfaces I have so I can shop for the right card?
Thanks,
Robbie
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  1. Your board takes an agp 4x video card. Check your local craigslist first for deals. Agp is faster than pci.
  2. Thank you very much for a quick reply...
    Robbie
  3. These both state they are AGP 8x. Are they backward compatible to 4x? Are all 8x cards backward compatible to 4x?
  4. From what I know newer cards work in older AGP mobos (AGP 2.0 and AGP3.0) but not every time it's kinda complicated since some X4 video cards don't work on some x4 mobos:

    http://www.playtool.com/pages/agpcompat/agp.html
  5. mosox said:
    From what I know newer cards work in older AGP mobos (AGP 2.0 and AGP3.0) but not every time it's kinda complicated since some X4 video cards don't work on some x4 mobos:

    http://www.playtool.com/pages/agpcompat/agp.html


    Hi Mosox,
    I'm not Gamer...Thanks for the suggestions though. After learning more about the AGP bus and this mobo, I bought an ATI 9600XT w/256mb. Your links were also helpful in my knowledge quest. I was mostly seeking a DVI port for the monitor I had and figured anything was better than the 32MB NViada card it had. I found the driver and the card works, although I have no way to really judge how well. But it works fine for office apps at the native resolution of my 19" monitor.
    Robbie
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