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I have a Sapphire (Radeon 9550) and I'm happy with the build quality, they are a decent manufacturer.

Ok then get the Radeon X1650 PRO (GDDR3) from SAPPHIRE and you will be in good shape.
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What if my port is 3.3v instead of 1.5v? I have an nVidia Riva TNT2 Model 64 card right now and some sites I've checked say that's supposed to be a 3.3v card, but my interface port faces the other way. If the port is 3.3v will it wreck the card if I try to use it there?

Edited by sithpigeon, 11 October 2007 - 03:49 PM.

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What computer do you have?

If this is a custom built PC, what is the motherboard?

Edit: Download CPU-Z and run it and click the mainboard tab. Then take a screen shot (Print Screen) and upload it to Geeks to Go.

Edited by jackflash1991, 11 October 2007 - 04:14 PM.

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Here's the image you wanted.
I have an Omni-Tech computer. I got it from someone that didn't need it any more and I think most of the parts he added himself.

Edited by sithpigeon, 11 October 2007 - 06:29 PM.

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I believe it will work I looked up your board and it is in fact 1.5V.

The AGP connector installed on many Pentium® 4 processor-based Desktop Boards is keyed for 1.5V AGP cards only.

The AGP connector is not mechanically compatible with 3.3V AGP cards. To some the 1.5V AGP connector may appear backwards due to the connector key being exactly the opposite of the 3.3V AGP connector.

If you have any more questions just ask.

Edited by jackflash1991, 11 October 2007 - 06:56 PM.

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Just checking for future reference, but how do you know the Radeon X1650 PRO has 1.5v?
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By looking at the connection.
http://www.newegg.co...174L Video Card
As you can see it goes big connection then little connection for 1.5V. For 3.3V it is the opposite/flipped little connection then big connection.
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Ok, that makes sense. I should have all the info I need now. Thanks a lot for the help.

Edited by sithpigeon, 11 October 2007 - 07:52 PM.

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No prob. Let us know when you get the card installed. :)
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