Please report all spam threads, posts and suspicious members. We receive spam notifications and will take immediate action!
Results 1 to 7 of 7

Thread: Changing back to AGP from PCI mode.




  1. #1
    Join Date
    Dec 2002
    Posts
    2

    Default

    Somehow I've gone and managed to get my GeForce4 Ti4200 128mb card running in PCI mode, which seems to affect my performance about as much as taking the card out altogether.

    Can anybody tell me how to change it back to AGP 8x mode? It's extremely frustrating as I really want to play a bit of Morrowind.

    I'm running a Gigabyte 7VAX motherboard with AMD 1800XP and 512mb DDR ram.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    May 2002
    Posts
    2,489

    Default

    PCI mode?...AGP..mode...?

    Usually you place you video card in your brown AGP slot on your mobo and go into bios and make sure its running on the 4x or 8x.
    Fom my understanding the only way you can gte "PCI mode" is by placing a PCI video card and inserting it into a pci slot on you motherboard. Same thing goes with AGP. Also, i have only seen AGP Ti4200's.
    - Damien

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Dec 2001
    Posts
    320

    Default

    ok i have had this happen to me the PCI mode info is told in the video options and it says PCI mode after your videocard. I fixed it by reinstalling the video drivers and for my mobo i got the new Via 4-in-1s i dont know if u have a via chipset so if u dont know or dont have one just reinstall the video drivers. Also if you cant get this fixed check if it actually does reduce preformance... i mean for me it didnt but for some people it does so i would check that first and if it does not then just dont worry about it cause all it ussually is a misinform that windows spits out at you, for example my windows 98se seems to claim that its running on a P1 with MMX technology... do i care? no is it a P1? no does it do anything or inhibit anything? no. Good luck

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Jan 2003
    Posts
    3

    Default

    I think this person is talking about the video card running at an AGP speed of 1x instead of the 2x, 4x, or 8x. I read on the internet that when your card runs only at 1x (even if you switch it in Bios) it is running in PCI mode. This is also happening to me. My card will run at 4x (i have the Nvidia Ti 42000 64 ddr) but as soon as a load up a game it freezes up on me. I can only run the card at 1x, and unfortunately I have not found a solution for this. I have updated the motherboard drivers and re-installed the drivers for the card, but that has not worked. Can somebody Help us please!!

  5. #5
    Join Date
    May 2002
    Posts
    2,489

    Default

    Have you tried a BIOS Flash. It is risky if you do incorrectly your MOBO is garbage. Follow the instruction on your MOBO's Manual.
    - Damien

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Jan 2003
    Posts
    1

    Default

    Reinstall the VIA 4-in-1s. What it means when your AGP card is running is PCI mode is that Windows doesn't have a northbridge/AGP driver installed.

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Sep 2002
    Posts
    58

    Default

    I ended up in PCI mode when i was fiddling with the
    FSB..
    OCing the fsb usually affects the PCI/AGP clock aswell..
    on most boards..

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •