As the thread's description suggests, I'm writing to ask what could cause such a graphics card that is designed to run on AGP 8x, using the AGP slot, to run using the stardard shared PCI Bus? This is an issue a friend of mine is experiencing. He's tried lots of driver sets, and a re-installation of Windows XP. I'm not quite sure what hardware he has, such as the motherboard and whatnot. He just noticed tonight, and is thinking all his PC problems (inability to play games optimally, or at all in some cases) may be related to this find.
I too run the exact same card, as we bought from the same vendor. Mine is reporting to be running at AGP 8x, and is fine. I'm having no problems.
Another problem is: When he tries to install the 9x.xx drivers, his PC won't start-up properly. He has to downgrade to one of the 8x.xx releases.
I'm replacing my card next week, and will have no problems in letting him take mine away. Question is, do you think it's the card that's faulty, or do you think it's the motherboard (or the AGP slot alone even)?
One last note: His motherboard isn't keeping time properly. It's falling short. I know this may be a battery issue, but I just thought I'd let you know before you pass any opinions or judgments.
So, graphics or motherboard?
Link to graphics card: http://www.ciao.co.u..._DV128__6101631 (exactly the same model)
Edited by bigdave, 22 February 2007 - 08:59 PM.