AGP Questions for a Compaq Presario S4220NX

By Liquidd
Jun 13, 2005
  1. I have a Compaq Presario S4220NX
    I don't have a video card for it yet, but I'm interested in buying this card from Tiger Direct:
    Chaintech XGI Volari V3 / 128MB DDR / AGP 8X / VGA / DVI / TV Out / Video Card
    (mostly because it's cheap and I don't want to spend too much)

    Is a 8X AGP card OK for my machine?
    I don't know what my AGP number is for my motherboard.
    I have tried to use EVEREST, but under Motherboard Name, it just says Unknown.

    Some advice please?
  2. Rik

    Rik Banned Posts: 3,814

  3. kol_indian

    kol_indian TS Rookie Posts: 316

    This sometimes happens with OEM mother Board, just try to find the chipset that u r using from the little that i could find from the compaq website it seems u have onboard video but there was no other specifications.

    also if it is possible try to find out whether u have a AGP slot by openin up the system.
  4. Liquidd

    Liquidd TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I know it has a APG slot, it just don't know if it is 4x, 8x or what?

    I guess, further to the question, if I buy an 8x card, and I have a 4x slot, what will happen?
  5. kol_indian

    kol_indian TS Rookie Posts: 316

    There are some 8X cards which support 4X, check the box , usually it is mentioned whether it is 8X/4X and then if ur MB supports only 4X then it will run 4X, there will not be much performance diffrence. so goahead and get a card.

    Good hunting :grinthumb
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