8x graphics card on 4x MOBO

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

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    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. 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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