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Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Confused Fishcake, 2 Jan 2006.

  1. Sgoaty

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    Would the Leadtek play doom3 and aoe3 and paciffic assault really well? How much of a performance increase will I notice?
     
  3. Sgoaty

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    The leadtek would play those games but that is PCI-E you need AGP. I have just checked the specs and 9800 pros are backwards compatible with agp 4x
     
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    Yeah, I will probably go for that, most likely withink a week, so if anyone has any objections. Thanks for your help Sgoaty.
     
  7. Sgoaty

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    Happy to help
     
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    Sorry, I know I am being cautious, but will this card definately work in my motherboard?
    The main things I am worried about is the voltage it runs on, and whether my motherboard supports 8X agp. Would the card run in a 4X slot?
     
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    Well, it says that only 2X cards won't work with 4X slots, and the 6600 is 8X and is a fairly new card as well. Plus, here: http://uk.asus.com/products4.aspx?l1=3&l2=13&l3=59&model=220&modelmenu=1
    it says that the motherboard has 8X agp. I know mine will be an oem version, but it can't have changed that much. The only place that says 4X is cpu - z, and I trust the manufacturers datasheet and many websites more. I know I have answered my own question, but I really can't afford to buy a useless card. Also, in this picture:
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    it shows an agp slot (the brown one) as only having one divider, which matches the 6600 card. Thanks anyway, as any information is useful.
     
  11. Sgoaty

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    It will work 8x cards will work in a 4x slot the article BigZ linked to was quite good
     
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    Thanks everyone, I've gone for the 6600 gt agp, should arrive later today, if the couriers are to be trusted. I will let you know how it gets on.
     
  13. aix

    aix What's a Dremel?

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    6600GT is :thumb:
     
  14. Sgoaty

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    did you get it yet?
     
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    And up until now, I thought AGP was AGP. Man, thank God for those lucky purchases back then and the ones I've recommended!
     
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    AGP is AGP, but there are some issues between 8x, 4x and 2x card support on a budget mobo, which are pretty nasty at best.
     
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    Well, I got it, it is absolutely amazing. It plays doom 3 on highest setting (apart from AA, which i run on 4X) and it plays aoe3 on highest apart from AA, which is high instead of highest. The detail is amazing, thanks a lot everyone for their advice.
     
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