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4x, 8x agp ??????? confused

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pirates1323

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Ok can I use 8x agp cards in 4x slots....... I have heard tht inserting 8x compatable agp cards in 4x slot won't make any difference..... while inserting in 2x slot can make a big difference
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paraman

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You can install an 8x agp card in a 4x slot but it will work only at 4x. You won't get 8x bandwidth.
 

Nimda

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pirates1323 said:
Ok can I use 8x agp cards in 4x slots....... I have heard tht inserting 8x compatable agp cards in 4x slot won't make any difference..... while inserting in 2x slot can make a big difference
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Not true. AGP 8x cards automatically scale down to the required speed. Inserting into a 4x slot will make it run faster than putting it into a 2x slot. But neither of them can match the perf. offered by an 8x slot. The theoretical bandwidth becomes limited due to various factors.
 
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