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Agp slot problem..

By Gyurme
Nov 22, 2006
  1. Hi guys (first post :D !),
    I recently bought a Geforce 7300 gt(AGP 4x/8x/PCI Exp) card for my old home rig (my mains in my dorm overseas) and I'm having some problems fitting it in.
    My rig's specs are :
    Processor: Intel Pentium-4 2.66GHz
    Board: Intel D-845 GEBV2 with onboard audio and video
    Video: On-board graphics card i.e. Intel Extreme Graphics
    RAM: 512 MB DDR Ram
    From the manual:
    The D845GEBV2 can use 1X / 2X / 4X card(s) operating at 1.5V.

    I'm pretty certain the card does operate at 1.5V (its got a port for ext power supply anyway) after checking the design with this site and others (http://www.playtool.com/pages/agpcompat/agp.html)
    So have I missed something or are they not compatible??. It may be a problem with the agp latch but I just want to make sure in case I end up frying something :) Thanks!
     
  2. sghiznaneck

    sghiznaneck TS Maniac Posts: 403

    I'm a bit confused...
    You started out by saying your vid card is a 4X/8X/PCI-e card, then state that your mobo has integrated graphics. Is the card an AGP or PCI-e card? Does the board actually have an AGP slot? Does the card actually have a dedicated PCI-e slot? If it does have an AGP slot, is it an AGP 3.0 or an AGP 2.0 compliant motherboard?
     
  3. sghiznaneck

    sghiznaneck TS Maniac Posts: 403

    I've checked out that particular board and it does have an AGP 1X/4X slot. I'd need to know the brand of the vid card because I believe that you have a PCI-e card, and the board doesn't support PCI-e. If you found an AGP flavor of that card, it won't work because it requires a dedicated AGP 3.0 compliant slot.
     
  4. Gyurme

    Gyurme TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Sorry about the confusion, the card is the agp 8x/4x version of the geforce 7300 gt, the motherboard is AGP 2.0 compliant with one available agp slot.There is no Pci express slot.
     
  5. Gyurme

    Gyurme TS Rookie Topic Starter

    :( just saw your reply, so I guess agp 3.0 slots have a different shape to agp 2.0 ones.Thanks for the quick help though.
     
  6. sghiznaneck

    sghiznaneck TS Maniac Posts: 403

    What's the brand name of the vid card?? The brands which I've looked at on the net all seem to require a 3.0 slot.
     
  7. Gyurme

    Gyurme TS Rookie Topic Starter

  8. sghiznaneck

    sghiznaneck TS Maniac Posts: 403

    Checked out the link. The key is in the specs. 8X/4X AGP slot WITH full expansion slot. That board is only a 4X compatible. Most of the latest AGP cards are 4X/8X cards, but and 8X 3.0 slot is a little different than the 4X slot. If the card you have doesn't fit quite right, AND DON'T FORCE IT, then the slot is only a 2.0. A lot of people get confused because a video card states that it's 4X/8X compatible, but it's the slot on the mobo that makes the difference. An AGP 3.0 compliant card is a little longer and the cutout is in a different place. The 3.0 slot will take a 4X card, but you won't get the speed (bus passes) of an 8X card. Sorry.
     
  9. Gyurme

    Gyurme TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I had a bit of a problem previously with the agp slot latch on another card so I was hoping that was the reason.. oh well thanks again for the help. :)
     
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