4x AGP slot? 8x AGP slot?

By TheMadMonkey
Oct 18, 2003
  1. i have a 4x agp graphics card, what i want to know is, will my 4x agp graphics card work in an 8x agp slot?

  2. Crazy

    Crazy TS Rookie Posts: 139

    Normaly yes, but to be sure you can always check the documentation that came with the card. It mentions the kind of Agp slots that are supported.

    But you can be as good as 100% sure that it will fit

    greets Crazy
  3. Hitman`

    Hitman` TS Rookie Posts: 41

    To agree with the last post, All AGP 4X cards will work in 8X slots. The only place you will run into trouble at is if you start using AGP 2X/1X cards in a 8X slot. Most motherboards don't like providing the original AGP voltage spec of 5v in a what is a 0.8v AGP8X slot.
  4. conradguerrero

    conradguerrero TS Rookie Posts: 310

    no that incorrect, my asus mobo has a agp 8x/pro slot, and 4x agp cards dont work on it, you should check your motherboard documentation to be sure
  5. Tarkus

    Tarkus TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 621

    4X cards will work in a 8x slot and 8X cards will work in a 4X slot. They are cross compatible, but you will only get 4X AGP speed, obviously.

    Conrad, I ran my GF3 in the A7N8X motherboard with no problems so your statement is incorrect.
  6. conradguerrero

    conradguerrero TS Rookie Posts: 310

    the graphics card i tried was a kyro2 which is agp 2.0 on the a7n8x d. i got that red led error light on my mobo, put in a new card and it worked...

    perhaps my kyro 2 card is broken? if its broken would the asus 'known' and given me a red light?
  7. NoisySilence

    NoisySilence TS Rookie Posts: 98

Topic Status:
Not open for further replies.

Similar Topics

Add New Comment

You need to be a member to leave a comment. Join thousands of tech enthusiasts and participate.
TechSpot Account You may also...