View Full Version : Motherboard and AGP Speed compatibility

01-09-05, 12:43 PM
Here're my stats
ECS L7VMM2 (AGP 4X motherboard)
AMD 2.6
512 MB RAM (will be upgrading to a gb soon)
ATI Radeon 9600SE

I was looking to get a 6600GT, but since it is AGP8X I've been told it would be a waste of money because my motherboard wouldn't let me run the card well.

How much of a quality loss will I get?

Will my processor bottleneck me in any major way even if I get my ram up to 1gb?

Also, if the card is mismatched with my mobo, how much would a decent AGP8X mobo run?

01-09-05, 12:46 PM
The 6600 should have no compatibility problems with that motherboard. The performance difference between AGP 8x and 4x is maybe 5% at the most. The 1 GB of RAM should prove to be beneficial as well and allow the video card to scale better in whatever applications you choose to run.

01-09-05, 12:56 PM
Thanks. I've been getting a lot of mixed answers though.

This is the first site I've been to where I've seen so many reported 6600GT problems. The 6600GT seems to be a great card for the price but the issues are starting to worry me a bit.

Should I wait until Nvidia releases some patches or is it another case of "people speak up when something goes wrong, but rarely speak up if things go right?"