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What Type Of AGP Slot Do I Have?


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Is there a way to tell what type of AGP slot I have? Trying to figure out if its AGP 4X/8X or AGP 8X. Thought there might be a diagnostic tool that would do it, like Aida32 or WinAudit, but checked those utilities and didn't find my answer.
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Take the side of the case off and have a look, or take a photo and attach it to your post.
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go here and get everest 1.51...launch it ...click on the + beside motherboard...chipset...
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Take the side of the case off and have a look, or take a photo and attach it to your post.



OK, photo attached below. Kinda blurry, but I figured you just needed to see the AGP slot to know, unless there's something written or stenciled on the mobo or AGP slot itself, which I didn't see.

[attachment=26595:AGP_Slot_Pic.JPG]
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go here and get everest 1.51...launch it ...click on the + beside motherboard...chipset...


I have Aida32, which I believe is the same thing as Everest 1.51, just an earlier version. Followed your instructions and found the following:

Supported AGP Speeds 1x, 2x, 4x
Current AGP Speed 4x

I guess that means that when looking at a video card, I can't buy a AGP X8, but need to get a AGP 4X/8X right?

Edited by konakula29er, 19 January 2009 - 05:51 PM.

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yep...
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yep...


So the ASUS N6600 256 MB, 128-bit video card I have installed right now - and it does say AGP 8X on the front of the box, but under system requirements it says an AGP 8X or AGP 4X compliant motherboard - may not be working at it's full potential because I have it installed on a AGP 4X slot?
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yep...most of the newer cards support the older 4x slots but you will lose a little in the frame rates...
remember this...the mobo is the most important piece of hardware in the system...it decides what it will support...
so choose wisely when you buy /build a new system...ALWAYS get a mobo with some headroom ...spend a extra 50 bucks...for later down the road when you want to upgrade some component...the mobo will support it ...
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yep...most of the newer cards support the older 4x slots but you will lose a little in the frame rates...
remember this...the mobo is the most important piece of hardware in the system...it decides what it will support...
so choose wisely when you buy /build a new system...ALWAYS get a mobo with some headroom ...spend a extra 50 bucks...for later down the road when you want to upgrade some component...the mobo will support it ...


That's good advice. Thank you for your help.
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your welcome...
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Sorry to jack your thread...

But hey Happy Rock is your avatar supposed to be Kurt Russel in "Escape From L.A."?

:)

By the way to the original thread poster, I have an old pc I souped up myself. I'm using a ATI Sapphire Radeon 9550 128Bit 256MB video card. I highly recommend it if your ever looking for a new one with good specs.
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