R9600 XT on 4x?

By Rory7
Feb 15, 2004
  1. I thought that the ASUS R9600 XT was an 8x card, yet wen i look in the advanced section of the settings it says its running only on 4 x, how can i change this?
  2. vassil3427

    vassil3427 TS Rookie Posts: 640

    Go into your BIOS, there should be an option to change the AGP speed, change it to 8x.
  3. Rory7

    Rory7 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 119

    wen i go into the agp options it only lets me select either 4x or flexible 8x or somthing. Anyway i left it as flexible 8x but it still says its running on 4x on my settings
  4. Vehementi

    Vehementi TechSpot Paladin Posts: 2,704

    If you're using the Gigabyte 8SG-800 motherboard listed in your profile, then the only thing keeping you from using 8x AGP is the setting in your BIOS.
  5. Rory7

    Rory7 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 119

    Say what? it doesnt give me the option to put it on 8x, just flexible 8x which just seems to be 4x. Am i missing what your saying here?
  6. somekid007

    somekid007 TS Rookie Posts: 271

    dont worry about it. running it at agp 4x makes it 0.00000000000000001% slower
  7. Rory7

    Rory7 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 119

    lol, thanks
  8. groudon39

    groudon39 TS Rookie Posts: 16

    Do you have the SMARTGART enabled in the control panel of the video card? I can change my AGP speed in there and then it verifies that the settings are correct during the next restart? Maybe you still have it on 4x in there? Just a thought, I'm a newbie at all of this;) groudon39
  9. MrGaribaldi

    MrGaribaldi TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 2,512

    The only diff you can do with SMARTGARt that would be any use would be to make sure that fastwrites are on which makes a much bigger difference than 8x or 4x AGP...
  10. Rory7

    Rory7 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 119

    Well i got a big ole virus the other day and had to format. Once i reinstalled everything again it was on 8X, so no more worries.
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