AGP8 in a AGP4 slot

By philbie
Nov 19, 2007
  1. Yes you may ask what am I doing with a AGP4 motherboard?
    Lightning blew two of my main MB's. So I am on my spare socket 370.
    And yes I unplugged the power and the phone line but forgot my broadband cable. ALOT of damage.
    Any way enough of the small talk.

    My question, will a AGP8 video card run in a AGP4 slot?
    I know the voltages are different 1.5v and 0.8v.
    I am concerned about damaging the graphics card at the higher voltage.
  2. bushwhacker

    bushwhacker TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 783

    You can.

    The AGP8X is a backward compatible with AGP4X.

    So it will be fine, as long as your card has three tabs to connect the AGP4X.
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