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Enterprisemaster

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#1 13 years ago

I've been doing some pgrades to my computer and recently I spent 250 Canadian on Leadtek Nvidia Geforce 6600. Being a person wo doesn't always get all the information, I bought it assuming it would fit my computer. So now I have a card that needs on type of slote and card that needs another. Is there anything I can do besides going out and buying a new motherboard? and if not, which one should I buy. What my computer has -> AGP 4X/2X What I need -> PCI Express




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#2 13 years ago

'Fraid not, you need a PCI-E motherboard and with that comes other hardware requirements which may not be what you want and/or may be more expensive. I recommend taking the card back and making sure you get an AGP card.




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#3 13 years ago

I think even had you got one that is for your AGP, having an AGP 4x slot isn't enough to get the performance for the money you payed. New motherboards have AGP 8x which is effectively twice as fast at transferring data. If you want to splash out another roughly $120 (Canadian Dollars) on a PCI-E board then do so. Otherwise you can exchange your card for an equivelant AGP one and get a motherboard with AGP8x (around $80 Canadian for a decent one). Or you could just use it on your current board and get a performance drop.




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#4 13 years ago

I recommend getting a 9600PRO or XT and save a bit o' money in the process, what are your other specs?




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#5 13 years ago

So are they finally recommending AGP 8x again? a While back it was too unstable to run a card @ the full 8x speed. With so little an increase in performance. So many manufacturers were setting the default speed at 4x.




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#6 13 years ago

Why don't you exchange it for a AGP 6600?