Help on a new video card

By help1108 · 5 replies
Nov 5, 2008
  1. Hi i would like some advice on video cards.

    From your duplicate 2nd thread (now removed)
  2. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,523

    This post moved from Introduce yourself forum

    Video card are used to display the image on the monitor

    For more specific orientated questions please first put your System Specs information in your Profile

    If you have a brand name computer (like Dell; HP; or other) please place the Computer name & Model number in your Mobo field of your Profile

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  3. help1108

    help1108 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    this was updated
  4. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,523

    What was?

    If you are speaking of your System Specs, then no it wasn't :)


    Please click on Yes in your Profile To this question:
  5. help1108

    help1108 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    lets try this again, yes was checked.
    here is also what i found for specs on the mother board. I do not know the voltage.

    Intel Desktop Board D845BG/D845PT Technical Product Specification
    1.8.1 AGP
    ✏ NOTE
    The AGP connector is keyed for 1.5 V AGP cards only. Do not attempt to install a legacy 3.3 V
    AGP card. The AGP connector is not mechanically compatible with legacy 3.3 V AGP cards.
    The AGP connector supports AGP add-in cards with 1.5 V Switching Voltage Level (SVL).
    Legacy 3.3 V AGP cards are not supported.
    For information about Refer to
    The location of the AGP connector Figure 1, page 14
    The signal names of the AGP connector Table 36, page 68
    AGP is a high-performance interface for graphics-intensive applications, such as 3D applications.
    While based on the PCI Local Bus Specification, Rev. 2.2, AGP is independent of the PCI bus and
    is intended for exclusive use with graphical display devices. AGP overcomes certain limitations of
    the PCI bus related to handling large amounts of graphics data with the following features:
    Pipelined memory read and write operations that hide memory access latency
    Demultiplexing of address and data on the bus for nearly 100 percent efficiency
    For information about Refer to
    Obtaining the Accelerated Graphics Port Interface Specification Section 1.5, page 19
  6. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,523

    AGP connector supporting 1.5 V 4X AGP cards

    I believe this Motherboard of yours is too old to add any cost to (ie a new AGP card)
    You may be able to find an old video card on eBay or somewhere if yours is not working properly

    But given the age of the Motherboard I would highly recommend updating the Motherboard not the AGP graphics card (if at all possible anyway)

    I cannot advise you any further on this thread regarding your hardware, including purchasing a new Motherboard. You may be best to purchase an entire new system (recommended)

    This thread will have no other input placed on it by me.

    I hope that you have been satisfied with the support given already
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