Gigabyte & Via Chipset

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by Narcissus, Sep 27, 2002.

  1. Narcissus

    Narcissus Guest

    Has anyone else had a problem with gigabyte mobos and via chipset?, ive been using a geforce2 for around 2 years with no problems, i got a geforce4 mx440t and now my computer freezes when AGP4x is used, i read somewhere that these mobos aint infact AGP 4X compatible, can anything be done? i mean gigabyte should not have sold them as 4X if they knew they were not?
     
  2. Taurus

    Taurus hardware monkey

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    your geforce2 was also agp 4x, it you had it set as so in the bios (which it shoulda been).

    is your power supply strong enough? gf4's use up a lot of power.
     
  3. Narcissus

    Narcissus Guest

    thanx 4 ur reply

    it was set up in the bios, but the geforce4 has a tab to switch between 1x 2x & 4x, on my geforce2 i found that when i ran 3dmark it told me AGP was set at 2X i thought this must have been a mistake, but obviously not.
     
  4. Taurus

    Taurus hardware monkey

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    if your gf2 was indeed running at 2x, and your gf4 has trouble at 4x, than it looks like a problem with the board. try getting the latest bios update for it.
     
  5. luish

    luish OSNN Senior Addict

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    I have a gigabyte MOBO 7vrx a Ge Force 4 and have no problems at AGP 4x
     
  6. Taurus

    Taurus hardware monkey

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    understood, luish... but your board is quite new so i wouldn't expect any problems with it. narcissus' board, on the other hand, it at least 2 years old... back when maybe gigabyte wasn't the best brand to get.
     
  7. TheBlueRaja

    TheBlueRaja BR to Some

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    There is a HUGE problem with the Gigabyte GA-7VRXP motherboard and the Gforce 4 Graphics cards. You need to have the V2.0 motherboard in order to have a compatible system.

    A workaround it to increace the CPU Vcore setting in the BIOS to +7.5 or +10%. But i had to get my board RMA'd (Return to Manufacturer) to gigabyte in order to get a replacement for my 1.1.