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Old 03-28-07, 03:59 PM   #4
Lethe
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Default Re: New cards in old AGP slots

OK, after a lot of thought, and a lot of reading... I went for it.

First, I did not want to upgrade my computer - everything I run is built from source and optimised - xorg e.g. I only built the drivers I needed.

So anyway, I bought a GeForce 7600GS 512MB AGP tonight.

WOW. Flightgear is a new experience!!! - I can run it with all the eye candy and also fly at night!

For info. only:
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Old card FX5500 - glxgears reports 3400ish @ 16 bit.
new card 7600GS - glxgears reports 6700ish @ 16 bit.


So, you _can_ run new AGP cards in old AGP slots. But you need to do a bit of research.

The page below I read and reread before looking for a new card - then in the shop I asked the if I could return it if it didn't work - the "yes" made me go for it.

This is well worth a bookmark.

http://www.playtool.com/pages/agpcompat/agp.html

Nick
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