8x graphics card on 4x MOBO

Discussion in 'Soyo' started by Bob, Jan 21, 2007.

  1. Bob

    Bob Guest

    can a SOYO K7Dragon MB with a Universal AGP Pro slot (support 1x/2x/4x
    mode) accommodate an 8x graphics card? I bought said card for one of my
    daughter's games however....

    I notice that even with updated drivers, games that require 8x will freeze
    midstream and mouse works only intermittently.

    Bottom line; to use the 8x graphics card. is it necessary to have 8x
    capability on MB?
    thx
    Bob, Jan 21, 2007
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  2. On Jan 21, 3:45 pm, "Bob" <> wrote:
    > can a SOYO K7Dragon MB with a Universal AGP Pro slot (support 1x/2x/4x
    > mode) accommodate an 8x graphics card? I bought said card for one of my
    > daughter's games however....
    >
    > I notice that even with updated drivers, games that require 8x will freeze
    > midstream and mouse works only intermittently.
    >
    > Bottom line; to use the 8x graphics card. is it necessary to have 8x
    > capability on MB?
    > thx


    If it's strickly an 8X card then no its not going to work, you would
    be risking damage to the video card by overpowering it. But most AGP
    cards are a combination of 4X and 8X which means the card can sense
    the power input and will run it at 4X mode.
    Custom Computers, Feb 3, 2007
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