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Recrem

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i just got a new Mother Board and processor, and the video card i had in my old pc wasn't compatiable with my new MB, and so now im planning on buying a new video card, the one i want is ATI Radeon X1650 PRO, and the website for my MB says that its compatiable just with the model GECUBE RADEON X1650PRO, i plan on buying online but the site im buying from says it a "SAPPHIRE ATI Card"

sooo i was wondering does this make much of a difference?, should i go on and order it or should i keep looking for a GECUBE?

thanks ahead of time

Edited by Recrem, 17 July 2007 - 07:43 PM.

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What kind of motherboard do you have? This is the first I have heard of mobo only having compatablity with certain video cards.
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it an Asrock 775i945GZ

heres the site with the list of compatiable video cards,

http://www.asrock.co...775i945GZ&s=775

im not really sure if the GECUBE or SAPPHIRE makes a difference, it just i don't want to go ahead and order just to find out there is a difference
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Looking at the Asrock site it seems this board doesn't have a PCI-Express x16 marked slot (which is how most cards are made these days), it instead only has an AGI slot which looks curiously like a PCI-E x16 slot.

AGI is not a standard slot type. It's an ASRock name for an AGP slot connected to PCI. AGI Express is their name for a PCI Express x16 physical slot with only x4 lanes. Which basically means it will only talk to certain PCI-E cards as documented on Asrock's website.
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