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Motherboard question

Cosmin

Graphic Designer
#1
I have an ECS M830 Sis 735 motherboad momentainly . If anyone know that supports AGP4X ( with AGP2x my system crashes , when I change it to AGP4X not even start = > must reset BIOS :( , hope was not damaged ) please tell me cause I want to send it back from where I've bought if it's true ( time limited .. ) . Thanks a lot for contribution !
 

Cosmin

Graphic Designer
#2
I've bought 2 weeks ago a new case : 350W . It crashes when I open folders from HDD or CD - ROM or when I get more " active " . Problem appeared only when my Vodoo3 2000 AGP was replaced by an Leadtek Gf4MX 440 . I don't know what to do .. :(

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Offtopic :
A friend of mine that has an Asus motherboard + Geforce 256 uses AGP4X and works ..
 

Cosmin

Graphic Designer
#3
If I'll go to them with motherboard and ask them if AGP4X is supported they'll say that not ( sure ) :( . That's why I need some suggestions from experienced users or owners ..
 
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Kw4ntuM

Guest
#4
trade it in for a ecs k7vta3 v2.0.... if ur running an athlon thats what i have and it runs like a charm
 

Taurus

hardware monkey
#5
cosmin, the board might not be giving enough power to the gf4mx, regardless of the power supply. they do take a lot of power and it's not an uncommon problem.
 
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[CpK]Bastid

Guest
#7
cosmin could be that crap card of yours.....no offense

i went thru 2 g4mx440....had same problem as u are....put in a ge3ti500..boom it works...put in a ge4ti4400....boom it works...put in mx card...doh no work

just a suggestion
 
#8
Some of the GeForce 2 cards have problems with Power Usage and with XP itself. Most of the problems are involved with the MX version of the GF2, but it has affected other GF2 cards. That said I have a GF2 Ti, and I have no problems. I do have an Abit mobo and a 450W PSU though.
 
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DeepBlade

Guest
#9
since this is the topic of motherboards, i got a question too

it has come to my attention that i might hafta find out if my motherboard is agp 2.0 compliant (agp 4x).....? and/or, i might hafta flash my motherboard bios........

now.... would anyone.... help me out? i have a compaq, it came with ME, and installed XP on it, so.... ya, i wouldn't know what motherboard i have, nor would i know how to flash it's bios... never tried
 

Cosmin

Graphic Designer
#10
Originally posted by gtgarside
Some of the GeForce 2 cards have problems with Power Usage and with XP itself. Most of the problems are involved with the MX version of the GF2, but it has affected other GF2 cards. That said I have a GF2 Ti, and I have no problems. I do have an Abit mobo and a 450W PSU though.
No , the Card it's ok - Leadtek :)
 
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Kw4ntuM

Guest
#12
i run my radeon 8500 @ agp 4x, on a 350 watt PS on my ECS board...but, they are right, MX's suck, ESPECIALLY LEADTEK...VisionTek and PNY Good...LedTek BAD

ATI...BEST(radeon 9700 pro = orgasmic)
 

Taurus

hardware monkey
#14
Originally posted by DeepBlade
since this is the topic of motherboards, i got a question too

it has come to my attention that i might hafta find out if my motherboard is agp 2.0 compliant (agp 4x).....? and/or, i might hafta flash my motherboard bios........

now.... would anyone.... help me out? i have a compaq, it came with ME, and installed XP on it, so.... ya, i wouldn't know what motherboard i have, nor would i know how to flash it's bios... never tried
does it even have an agp slot? if so, it's at least 2x compliant so 4x cards will work. if you want to know if it's really 4x or not, we'd at least need to know what kind of compaq it is. "presorry-o 4383xqz" or whatnot.
 
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DeepBlade

Guest
#15
.....yes, of course it has an AGP slot, i'm not that much of a newb, and i'm not colour blind

compaq 5WV296..... or VW296
 

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