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New graphics card work in old computer?


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Naveb

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hello,

my previous card was a geforce256 which is now unusable

my comp is Pent III 866mhz, 256mb ram. i think my motherboard is a VIA APollo PRO133 Socket-370

the slot i want to put the graphics card in is the AGP slot. it supports 1x / 2x bus mode.
Chipset = 1.5V AGP2x

i was wondering if this card would work ATI RADEON™ 9550

main features
4 parallel pixel pipelines
2 programmable vertex shader pipelines
128-bit dual-channel DDR memory interface
AGP8x/4x

http://www.sapphiret...r...id=56&grp=2


i only intend to use the comp to listen to music and watch videos (vids arent that important). i dont intend to play games. i dont mind if the speed is really slow as long as windows can run.
it might be a waste of a card, but its the lowest one i can find, and there is a limited range where i live.


thanks

Edited by Naveb, 07 May 2007 - 04:07 AM.

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austin_o

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Hi and welcome to Geeks to Go. Based on the specifications you have provided, I would say "no". You said the mobo AGP slot is 2x, the graphics card is 8x/4x.
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Yeah quite often a 8x/ 4x will not work in that situation. You should either look for a 2x card or maybe a 2x/4x card. the 2x/4x should be compatibly but not 100% guaranteed.... some boards just dont' work well with newer cards. For a 2x card you would probably have to go surplus somewhere but you can still get 2x/4x cards around...
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Yeah quite often a 8x/ 4x will not work in that situation. You should either look for a 2x card or maybe a 2x/4x card. the 2x/4x should be compatibly but not 100% guaranteed.... some boards just dont' work well with newer cards. For a 2x card you would probably have to go surplus somewhere but you can still get 2x/4x cards around...
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