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    Hi. Just ordered a7n8x deluxe mobo. Says video card agp8 (1.5 volt only).
    http://www.asus.com/prog/spec.asp?m=A7N8X%20Deluxe

    Can't seem to be able to figure out if I can use an older video card from another computer in this board. I have other boards
    2x & 2x/4x....voltage says in specs 2x 3.3 volts 4x 1.5 volts. One card is ati radeon 7000 64mb. Can I use an older card in this board? Asus site is clear as mud on some of the important stuff. Could I use an older video card 2x possibly, & just plug it into a regular pci slot (not the agp slot) & have it work? I'm afraid my searches on google & different forums have left me quite confused. Lots of references to burning up motherboard with 3.3 video cards. Thanks

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    I doubt that ya can use the 2x card as they're 3.3v but any 4x and up card is ok.

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    Thanks for the quick reply Wiggo. I've been trying to find something on this for close to 3 hours. Asus site doesn't say the board is 4x backward compatible. My interpertation of specs was agp8 only. As long as the card is 3.3 & OR 1.5 volt, should work OK?

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    Well I have the EPoX version and that's 4x/8x AGP so I can't see ASUS bein' any different. ;)

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    Thanks Wiggo. Just now found it in the Asus faqs. Will support any 1.5 card, but not 3.3 volt. I appreciate your time spent on this. As you can see, I wimped out & decided to go with the Asus a7n8x deluxe board for the new rig instead of the Epox 8rda:).

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    One more thing, please. Just so I know, can an older 3.3 video card work if plugged into one of the OTHER pci slots in the board & not in the AGP slot?

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    Yes you'll have no problems with any PCI vid cards. :cheers:

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    you can't plug an AGP card into a PCI slot...at least I'm pretty sure you can't

    but a 4x card will be just fine in that mobo, seing as I that is what I use ;)
    I've gone too far and need to move on!

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    Quote Originally Posted by minibubba
    you can't plug an AGP card into a PCI slot...at least I'm pretty sure you can't
    I was thinking that too, and you cannot do it, its impossible, So, cybergeek45 if ya was thinkin of pluuging that AGP card into a PCI slot, it cxannot be done

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    Thanks for all the help everyone. Once again I will be able to muddle through with help from the forum:)

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