Diamond AGP on XPS R400?

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Greetings all,

I'm considering buying a Dell 1905FP monitor, and I'd like to get a
card with DVI so I can take advantage of the digital capability of the
monitor without going through an analog conversion.

I'm not a gamer, and while I do some graphics work, mostly the monitor
would be for word processing and coding. I just want a basic card, and
since it appears that all the PCI cards on the Dell Accessories page
only have analog outputs, I guess I'm looking at AGP cards.

However, the cheapest ones on the Dell site all say they require AGP
2.0 slots, and this system only has a 1.0 slot. The Diamond website
says very clearly that the Stealth S85 and S80, for example, are not
for use in 1.0 slots. But I've seen folks say on the Dell support
forum that most 2.0 cards will work fine in my system.

Any idea whether those cards will work in my system? And if they will,
is there any reason for me not to get the slightly cheaper S85, bearing
in mind that I'm not a gamer?

Thanks very much in advance.

Eric S.
 
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If the Diamond cards are not for use in AGP 1.0 slots, then take their word for
it and do not buy one. AGP cards come in essentially 3 flavors:

1. original AGP 1.0 (3.3v)
2. AGP 2.0 with backward compatibility to AGP 1.0, i.e. dual voltage
3. AGP 2.0 only (1.5v, IIRC)

.... Ben Myers

On 10 Sep 2005 16:38:58 -0700, erslah@yahoo.com wrote:

>Greetings all,
>
>I'm considering buying a Dell 1905FP monitor, and I'd like to get a
>card with DVI so I can take advantage of the digital capability of the
>monitor without going through an analog conversion.
>
>I'm not a gamer, and while I do some graphics work, mostly the monitor
>would be for word processing and coding. I just want a basic card, and
>since it appears that all the PCI cards on the Dell Accessories page
>only have analog outputs, I guess I'm looking at AGP cards.
>
>However, the cheapest ones on the Dell site all say they require AGP
>2.0 slots, and this system only has a 1.0 slot. The Diamond website
>says very clearly that the Stealth S85 and S80, for example, are not
>for use in 1.0 slots. But I've seen folks say on the Dell support
>forum that most 2.0 cards will work fine in my system.
>
>Any idea whether those cards will work in my system? And if they will,
>is there any reason for me not to get the slightly cheaper S85, bearing
>in mind that I'm not a gamer?
>
>Thanks very much in advance.
>
>Eric S.
>