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Is this card compatible this mobo? halp

By Condor
Sep 7, 2003
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  1. Is this card(Radeon 9800) compatible this mobo? halp

    sup guy

    I have question ;p

    I have an AMD Athlon XP, 1400 MHz (5.25 x 267) 1600+
    AGP version 2.00
    AGP aperture Size 64 MB
    Supported AGP Speeds 1x,2x4x
    Current AGP Speed 4x

    Chaintech 7AJA2(E)
    Bus type DEC Alpha EV6
    Bus Width 64-bit
    Real Clock 133 MHz (DDR)
    Effective Clock 267 MHz
    Bandwidth 2133 MB/s
    Form Factor ATX
    Motherboard Chipset KT133A

    L1 code Cache 64kb
    L1 Data Cache 64 kb
    L2 Cache 256 KB (On-Die, Full-Speed)

    Core Voltage 1.75

    But the ATI Radeon 9800 128 MB DDR AGP 8x N Pro video card I gonna try install require Athlon® XP with AGP 8X (0.8v), 4X (1.5V) or Universal AGP 3.0 bus configuration (8X/4X).

    Will my mobo support that card? Do I have to download any mobo driver to make it compatible with that radeon 9800 video card?

    thz

    :blush:

    p.s any recommendation on which mobo should I upgrade to to get the full benefit of that radeon 9800 video card? =)
  2. Hodsocks

    Hodsocks TS Guru Posts: 528

    Which mobo do you have?
  3. Hodsocks

    Hodsocks TS Guru Posts: 528

    Check you have the latest drivers for your mobo, ie. if Via chipset download the latest 4 in 1.
    The 9800 will work with AGP2x,4x and 8x but will give best performance with 8x, altho it is fair to say that there is little difference in practice between 4x and 8x.
  4. Condor

    Condor TS Maniac Topic Starter Posts: 461

    o sry, I got an ..

    Chaintech 7AJA2(E)
    Bus type DEC Alpha EV6
    Bus Width 64-bit
    Real Clock 133 MHz (DDR)
    Effective Clock 267 MHz
    Bandwidth 2133 MB/s
    Form Factor ATX
    Motherboard Chipset KT133A

    L1 code Cache 64kb
    L1 Data Cache 64 kb
    L2 Cache 256 KB (On-Die, Full-Speed)

    Core Voltage 1.75
  5. Condor

    Condor TS Maniac Topic Starter Posts: 461

    thz for the info,

    Should I download this driver from this webby? Its an 4 in 1 driver as you said. <:

    http://www.viaarena.com/?PageID=300#old
  6. ---agissi---

    ---agissi--- TechSpot Paladin Posts: 2,383   +15

    I dont see why it wouldnt work :) Go ahead and grab one, should fly like a breeze.

    It will just run at 4x AGP instead of 8x (wont make a diff in performace).
  7. Condor

    Condor TS Maniac Topic Starter Posts: 461

    Ah that make my day, thx :cool:
  8. Hodsocks

    Hodsocks TS Guru Posts: 528

    Yeh, download the 4 in 1 drivers from the viaarena site, the v4.49 are the latest Hyperion drivers.
  9. Condor

    Condor TS Maniac Topic Starter Posts: 461

    thx bud, been waiting for that respond all day, going to dl it now* :blackeye: :>
  10. gsgleason

    gsgleason TS Rookie Posts: 53

    Re: Is this card(Radeon 9800) compatible this mobo? halp

    I hear the asus a7n8x deluxe is a totally sweet motherboard. you can get one for around $120.

    There is a regular version of that board and the deluxe. The deluxe has more features, including dual channel DDR, which is supposedly sweet.
  11. Condor

    Condor TS Maniac Topic Starter Posts: 461

    Re: Re: Is this card(Radeon 9800) compatible this mobo? halp

    Sweet~!

    ;)
    Saving some $ for that mobo now. :D
     
  12. Dantrag

    Dantrag TS Enthusiast Posts: 262

    yeah the a7n8x is a sweet mobo :D
  13. Steg

    Steg TS Rookie Posts: 422

    the A7N8X outperforms EVERY other Althon XP board - both in terms of performance and features - and its cheaper than lots of boards - get one! NOW!
    i would definatly recommend it!
    *humm!* dual channel DDR nice!

    Steg
  14. wicka_wicka

    wicka_wicka Banned Posts: 179

    OR you could save $25 and get an EPoX 8RDA3+ or an ABIT NF7-S Rev2, both of which are cheaper and BY FAR better than the A7N8X. Please, heed my words and change your mind.
  15. WooDsta

    WooDsta TS Rookie

    What is with this obsession with the A7N8X Delux??? All you've said is dual channel ram... lots of boards have that. 125$ seems too expensive, the only reason to spend that much if it was the best at overclocking... which unfortunately it isn't. The highest oc's i've seen have been on the epox board or the abit.
  16. wicka_wicka

    wicka_wicka Banned Posts: 179

    Basically it's all preference; I've seen the highest OC's on the 8RDA3+, but the NF7-S has Soundstorm audio (unlike the 8RDA3+) and has a better bundle. So basically just pick one: both are amazingly solid and stable boards.
  17. ---agissi---

    ---agissi--- TechSpot Paladin Posts: 2,383   +15

    Finally, the Wicker Wooder clan has arrived :D lay it down :rolleyes:
  18. wicka_wicka

    wicka_wicka Banned Posts: 179

    Actually it's wicka.

    Oh, and if we were rappers:

    "Yeah yeah, just representing for my homies back at EOCF and XHW, shout to ya all for shizzle..."
  19. Condor

    Condor TS Maniac Topic Starter Posts: 461

    ty yall ^_^ for all those good suggestion.

    I do an lil research and find this, the price tag is around $280.00+

    combo amd athlon xp 2700+ cpu motherboard NF2

    Motherboard SPECIFICATIONS-• K7N2G-ILSR (IGP+MCP2-T, IEEE1394, Serial ATA RAID and
    10/100 Lan)

    CPU
    • Supports Socket A for AMD® Athlon™/Athlon™ XP/Duron™
    processors @FSB 100/133/166
    • Supports 600MHz up to Athlon™ XP 3000+ processor or higher
    Chipset
    • nVIDIA® nForce2 IGP Chipset
    - Integrated TV encoder
    - Supports DDR266/333 with internal graphic core,
    DDR266/333/400 with external add-on card
    - AGP 3.0 8x interface at 533MHz

    • nVIDIA® nForce2 MCP2 or MCP2-T Chipset
    - AC97 Interface supporting up to two concurrent codecs
    - Ultra ATA133 for the fastest hard disk throughput
    - USB 2.0 EHCI/1.1 OHCI controller
    - FireWire® and USB 2.0 for the fastest digital connectivity
    (MCP2-T only)
    - Audio Processing Unit(APU) encodes audio in Dolby® Digital 5.1
    format for full surround sound effects (MCP2-T only)
    FSB

    100/133/166(200/266/333)MHz clocks are supported.
    Main Memory

    • Supports six memory banks using three 184-pin DDR DIMMs
    • Support Dual channel PC3200/2700/2100/1600 DDR SDRAMs
    • Supports both 64-bit and 128-bit DDR SDRAM
    • Maximum memory size of 3GB

    NOTE: nForce2 only NOT support x4 memory device. 1GB can be made by other density of dram chip such as x 8, x16.
    Slots

    • One AGP (Accelerated Graphics Port) 1.5V 4x/8x slot
    • Five 32-bit PCI bus slots (support 3.3v/5v PCI bus interface)
    • One ACR (Advanced Communication Riser) slot
    On-Board IDE

    • An IDE controller on the MCP2/MCP2-T chipset provides IDE
    HDD/CDROM with PIO, Bus Master and Ultra DMA133/100/66
    operation modes
    • Can connect up to four IDE devices
    Serial ATA Interface (Optional)

    • Support 2 serial ATA plus 1 ATA133
    - RAID O or 1 are supported
    - RAID function works w/ATA133+SATA H/D or 2 SATA H/D
    • Connect up to 2 Serial ATA devices and 1 ATA133 device


    On-Board Peripherals

    On-Board Peripherals include:
    - One floppy port that supports two FDD with 360KB, 720KB,
    1.44MB and 2.88MB
    - 1 serial port and 1 VGA port
    - 1 parallel port supports SPP/EPP/ECP mode
    - 3 audio ports in vertical
    - 2 IEEE1394 connectors (Optional)
    - 6 USB ports (Rear * 4/ Front * 2)
    - 1 RJ-45 jack
    BIOS
    • The mainboard BIOS provides "Plug & Play" BIOS which detects
    the peripheral devices and expansion cards of the board
    automatically.
    • The mainboard provides a Desktop Management Interface
    (DMI) function which records your mainboard specifications.
    Dimension
    30.5 cm(L) x 23 cm(W) ATX Form Factor
    Mounting
    6 mounting holes.
  20. wicka_wicka

    wicka_wicka Banned Posts: 179

    The K7N2 is a nice board, from the side of being an MSI customer I can tell you they are very stable and mine has given me no problems, the only downside is that they don't OC far; IMO get a 2500+ and an 8RDA3+, the best OC'ing combo there is and it's around $200.
  21. Nic

    Nic TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,928

    If you're going with MSI, then you want the 'DELTA' version with nForce Ultra 400 chipset (400 fsb support). The one you posted is the older version.
  22. Steg

    Steg TS Rookie Posts: 422

    is go a7n8x cus its an asus and i like asus
    it has loads features - there is loadsa room for a HSF
    and its basiclly preference - like Epoc get epoc like gigabyte get gigabyte like asus get asus the performance isnt all that different
    Steg
  23. Condor

    Condor TS Maniac Topic Starter Posts: 461

    Im an computer novice -.-o

    What does OC'ing combo or going with MSI " means? :eek:

    thz
  24. wicka_wicka

    wicka_wicka Banned Posts: 179

    Steg, my point is that with the A7N8X it's not preference, it's just not the best. Period. So the only "preference" here is either NF7-S or 8RDA3+; or maybe MSI if you want a rock-solid stable cheap board.
  25. wicka_wicka

    wicka_wicka Banned Posts: 179

    OC'ing combo: The 8RDA3+ and the 2500+ both overclock extremely well and is the best bang-for-your buck system.
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