A Graphics card for AGP4 slot

By Deathrattle
May 11, 2005
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  1. Im upgrading my nephews computer , but his agp slot is only agp4
    So basacally what is the best graphics card to put in ?

    I was going to put a 6600gt in but im not sure if it will work as its an agp8 card

    any help appreciated
  2. isatippy

    isatippy Newcomer, in training Posts: 593

    it will work if the card says x4/x8 but if it doen't I would try the fx series.
  3. olefarte

    olefarte TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 1,427

    According to the specs listed by Foxconn for you motherboard it is an 8x card, so the graphics card you are looking at would be fine. You can check out the specs on your card here.
  4. Deathrattle

    Deathrattle Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 20


    The computer in my sig is mine , the one im upgrading is my nephews , wich is only 4x :)
  5. isatippy

    isatippy Newcomer, in training Posts: 593

  6. olefarte

    olefarte TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 1,427

    Sorry I misread, but as isatippy said, that card should work. My old computer was 4x and I upgraded two different times with 8x cards.
  7. isatippy

    isatippy Newcomer, in training Posts: 593

    give us some spec on the computer there might be a problem on somthing else.
  8. Deathrattle

    Deathrattle Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 20

    Its a ....

    P4 2.8 ghz northwood
    160 gig Hd 7200rpm
    512 mb pc2700 (gonna add another 512 stick)


    Just found a ATI 9800 pro for £88 might go for that , not the best i know , but its still quite a better card than the geforce mx 400 he currently has

    also needs a sound card , probably get an audigy 2

    thanks for ya help
  9. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 10,074   +13

    I have an 8x ATI on an MSI 6330 motherboard Athlon 1.2 that only supports 4x. IT runs just fine.
  10. isatippy

    isatippy Newcomer, in training Posts: 593

    how about the psu how many watts
  11. Deathrattle

    Deathrattle Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 20

    Yep i already got a new PSU (Enermax 430WATT) his old one was on its way out (cheap 260W)
     
  12. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 10,074   +13

    oh yeah, 260W is WAY underpowered for most new motherboards and peripheral equipment. Heck I have a 600W supply in the new MB I built.
    ;)
  13. isatippy

    isatippy Newcomer, in training Posts: 593

    you should be good. :grinthumb
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