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DrFishstik
06-19-05, 11:47 AM
I'm using Windows XP x64 RC2 and the forceware betas on nVidia's site. As far as I know the AGP GART driver hasn't been updated for some time :thumbdwn: and I'm getting results as seen in the attached picture:

http://img111.echo.cx/img111/265/gart1ps.jpg

As you can see all of my agp settings are at 8X for my 6800GT (PNY Verto) except for the OS one. Has anyone else had this problem / have a work around for it? Any word on updated GART drivers for us AGP bretheren?

Or am I freaking out for no apparent reason?

Thanks!

CaptNKILL
06-19-05, 11:49 AM
Im pretty sure Windows XP 32 does this too... its not real, its just a glitch. Youre running at 8x.

rewt
06-19-05, 11:53 AM
Or am I freaking out for no apparent reason?

Yes. For some reason it always shows 2x under the OS column when in AGP mode.

DrFishstik
06-19-05, 11:55 AM
Good to hear that I'm not crazy. I use Linux as my primary OS and (typical of some Linux users) get peeved when a setting / statistic in another OS isn't within my control.

Silly Windows.

Thanks for the quick reply, fellows.

toxikneedle
06-19-05, 12:04 PM
Same here under XP 32. I dunno why, I hope it's a glitch like others said.

Gentle
06-19-05, 05:31 PM
Same in Windows 2000 Professional.

Gentle

DrFishstik
06-19-05, 05:38 PM
The lack of updates for AGP GART drivers is a good sign that PCIe is slated to take over ASAP.

Kojiro
06-20-05, 02:25 PM
As if linux can play very many games :rolleyes:

AGP 8x is done transparantly from OS. So is PCI-E.

Linux does it the same way, it just does not confuse you with OS compatibility and system compatibility.

Basically the AGP 2x means that Windows XP supports up to 2x AGP for GUI.
In other words, AGP is running 2x on desktop and 8x in games. ;)