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is agp8x nessasary?

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amanojyaku

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Oct 29, 2003
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houston, texas
here is the deal i have 250 to spend on a computer upgrade. i want to add a new power supply, and a motherboard or a video card. meaning either psu+mobo , or video+psu. my graphics card sucks now and i was wondering do i really need agp 8x to run a ati9600xt and recieve good performance. if not i could hold off on buying and new motherboard and would i notice a significant decrease in performance?
 

Yuriman

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An agp8x card will run in a 4x motherboard just fine, just in 4x mode. Go ahead and get the card, it looks like you need it. Besides, you probably wont see ANY difference in todays cards between 4x and 8x anyway.
 

f00t

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Oct 20, 2002
I say go with a tleast a 400w psu, just to be on te safe side and in case you might wanna upgrade later on
 

mage_x

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Oct 29, 2002
fortron is the same as sparkle right? 350w forton should be perfectly fine