Therefore the card should work though perhaps not at 8x. The performance difference will not be very much overall. I do not recall the 9600's as being 8x AGP only cards. I believe that is the case with the newer nv40 and r420 type cards (i.e. the one I have).
So yes, it should work. If the card is 8x only, it will still work, albeit with issues.
Ep, glad to see you come back and tidy up...did want to ask a one day favor, I want to enhance my resume , was hoping you could make me administrator for a day, if so, take me right off since I won't be here to do anything, and don't know the slightest about the board, but it would be nice putting "served administrator osnn", if can do, THANKS