Voltage of the AIW X800XT 256 AGP 8x

By CatastrophE ยท 4 replies
Nov 11, 2005
  1. Hey all.
    This might sound a bit of a weired question, but i'm wondering if anyone can tell me the voltage of the X800XT 256 AGP 8x, All in Wonder version.
    As far as I know it's 0.8 (in AGP 8x) but I wanna be sure.
    Reason is because the Mobo i'm thinking of getting has everything I need but warns that it cant accept a card above 1.5v and will get damaged if the card is 3.3v so i'm a little confused and wanna make sure.

    thank's again everyone.

  2. kirock

    kirock TS Rookie Posts: 1,221

    If it's AGPX8, then it's 0.8V. 1.5V AGP is X4, 3.0V is X2. Not to be confused with AGP ver.3.0 which IS 0.8V (AGPX8). Why they name stuff like this is beyond me! AGP ver.2.0 =X4, and you guessed it AGP ver1.0=X2.

  3. CatastrophE

    CatastrophE TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 19

    Ahhh so the lower the x the higher the required voltage, I should be fine then, thank you :)

  4. Sharkfood

    Sharkfood TS Guru Posts: 1,019

    Hi Catastrophe-
    It doesn't matter with the X800-series as they do not draw voltage from the AGP slot. This makes them work in any 2x, 4x, 8x or 8x "pro" AGP configuration without issue.

    Alternatively, these boards (as well as their 9800/9700 series brethren) use a small, harddisk, molex power connector to draw their power.
  5. kirock

    kirock TS Rookie Posts: 1,221

    The 0.8V, 1.5V and 3.0V rating of the AGP is the signal level on the bus. A lower voltage to represent a "1" means the bus can run faster. The external power connector (if any) is used for fan and GPU power.
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