GeForceTi 4200 AGP 8x with old AGP motherboard?

Josephino

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Can I plug my new MSI GeForceTi 4200 AGP 8x to an old motherboard with i440BX and AGP2x slot?
Wouldnt the higer voltage on motherboard damage new low voltage card?
 
Which one are you thinking of. You might want to check their site as all will be revealed...;

<A HREF="http://www.msicomputer.com/product/vga/vga_detail.asp?model=G4Ti4200-VTD8X" target="_new">4200 - VTD8X</A>
<A HREF="http://www.msicomputer.com/product/vga/vga_detail.asp?model=G4Ti4200-TD8X" target="_new">4200 - TD8X</A>
<A HREF="http://www.msicomputer.com/product/vga/vga_detail.asp?model=G4Ti4200-TD8X64" target="_new">4200 - TD8X64</A>

It appears that all of them mention 2/4/8X support, although there is also mention of only 4/8X fast-writes support.

Hope those links answer your question. But you could have found them too, eh. :tongue:


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jmecor

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I don't it will damage your board, there is no power cord in the ti4200. Though it might work in your board but you'll not be able to use the bandwith offered by the 8x-agp card.
 

Crashman

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It will work fine, don't be fooled by the myths. First thing is, even the FX5900 doesn't need AGP8x, and it's TWICE the card of that 4200. I think you'll see at most a 15% performance loss on that particular card by using it on an AGP2x board. In fact, the Ti4200 8x is just an ordinary Ti4200 with slightly faster RAM, it never needed 8x, they simply added 8x compatability to make people think it was "even better".

The cards are AGP 1.0/2.0/3.0 compliant, which translates into signal voltages of 3.3/1.5/0.8v, and transfer rates of 2x/4x/8x.

The card isn't low voltage. It's the same chip as used last year. I think they just add a resistor and a switch to drop the voltage when used on newer boards.

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