4x 8x ?

  keith-236134 20:44 04 Feb 04
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can i use a 8x 3d AGP card in a 4x slot???
( thanx for all your help folks )

  Mike ® 20:50 04 Feb 04

Generally yes, I have an agp 8 ti4200 in an agp 4 motherboard.

  DJ-Garry 20:53 04 Feb 04

The voltages for 4x are higher than 8x but not too much USUALLY for this. You should ALWAYS check your motherboard manual to make sure really first though.

  A Cat Called George 20:56 04 Feb 04

Generally you should have no problem. Just be aware though that if you invest in a very fast new card the 4x agp slot may slow it down a little.

  Chaz10 21:42 04 Feb 04

I had a chaintech motherboard (AGP 4x) and upgraded my gfx card to a abit 256mb 5600, when playing games the system would crash, so I brought a new mobo (AGP 8x) works like a dream (or I might just have been an unlucky git)

  bananaslik 09:34 05 Feb 04

hi hairyplums i know you cant use a 4x on a 8x board due to the voltage,the 8x uses a lower voltage than the 4x.i would have thought if you put a 8x in a 4x board it could damage the card due to it getting more voltage than it needs.

  A Cat Called George 18:23 05 Feb 04

I used an 8x agp geforce fx5900 on a 4x agp equiped m/board, before later replacing the M/board, with no problems at all.

  hugh-265156 18:26 05 Feb 04

just check the voltage is correct for your slot. click here

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