Posted by Gavin Rewell on September 30, 2003 at 00:41:40:
In Reply to: Re: Geforce2 MX 400/Geforce4 MX 400 problem... posted by treb on September 29, 2003 at 07:30:57:
The problem is voltage. The new GeForce4 card might be an AGP 8x card, or even a 4x card. The older mainboards can only safely manage to supply enough voltage to the AGP for 1x and 2x cards. I have an old Slot 1 mainboard I upgraded with a Powerleap to Celeron 1.2Ghz, and it now has a GeForce3 Ti200. CAD programs go quite OK I guess, as do games. I don't expect much more from it.
The GeForce 4 card would give you better performance, but do you feel you want the hassle and expense of upgrading the mainboard, etc as well?
If you can you would be better off seeing if you can find a GeForce 3 card from somewhere, or even a GeForce 2 GTS card. They are much better than any of the Geforce 2/4 MX cards IMO.
Good luck with it
ArchitectureWeek Digital Design Tools Department Architecture Search |