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4x card in 8x Slot

By vassil3427
Jan 26, 2004
  1. Hey guys,
    I seem to be a bit confused on something. Will a 4x AGP Ti4600 work in an 8x slot on a new mobo I'm considering? I'm just wondering cause I thought the voltage was different...The mobo I'm looking at is cheap, but I have to go cheap... http://www.pcchipsusa.com/prod-m848aluv21.asp
     
  2. iss

    iss TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,994

    the 8X AGP slots are backward comapitable with 4X. but I would think twice before buying anything from PC chips.
     
  3. vassil3427

    vassil3427 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 640

    Out of curiosity why's that? And could you recommend any other mobo for under $50 that supports the 333mhz. FSB?
     
  4. StormBringer

    StormBringer TS Rookie Posts: 2,244

    Is PC Chips still in business? Someone told me a couple of months ago that they either had already(or were about to) go out of business. Also, PC Chips doesn't have a very good reputation. I've not had a lot of dealings with them but I have never heard anything good about them from anyone who has.
     
  5. vassil3427

    vassil3427 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 640

  6. somekid007

    somekid007 TS Rookie Posts: 271

    i would recommend the ecs k7s5a pro. from what i read it is an excellent board. however, the biostar nforceII mobo is only liek 59 on newegg
     
  7. somekid007

    somekid007 TS Rookie Posts: 271

    http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProdu...-170-113&catalog=22&manufactory=BROWSE&depa=1
    Albatron KX18D Pro

    http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProdu...-138-216&catalog=22&manufactory=BROWSE&depa=1
    Biostar M7NCD

    http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProdu...-150-045&catalog=22&manufactory=BROWSE&depa=1
    Shuttle AN35N-Ultra

    3 stellar nforce2 mobos in the $50-60 and is a hella lot better than either the ecs or pc chips. pc chips now rilli makes boards for oems. and with their merger with ecs, they are the world's second largest computer component supplier behind asus
     
  8. vassil3427

    vassil3427 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 640

    The Biostar doesnt look that bad, I think I'll be picking that up along with a 2500+ Barton...
     
  9. somekid007

    somekid007 TS Rookie Posts: 271

    sounds good, youll have one hell system once your done
     
  10. ---agissi---

    ---agissi--- TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,977   +15

    super cheap too... cant beat the price of those bartons, plus a $50 mobo :D ;) :rolleyes:
     
  11. somekid007

    somekid007 TS Rookie Posts: 271

    amen
     
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