nvidia geforce fx 5200 on a agp 2x slot

Giabyte / Ga-6bxe
November 9, 2010 at 07:58:11
Specs: Windows 2000, p3 1ghz 512mb
hello i'm trying to see if my nvidia geforce fx 5200 works on my gigabyte GA-6BXE motherboard?
i don't want to fry it so i need to know if it works any ideas? the agp slot is 2.0 complaint.

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November 9, 2010 at 10:10:02
As long as the card fits in the slot, it will work. My AGP tester is an FX5200, and it works in 2x boards.

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November 9, 2010 at 10:25:47
I look at the specs for the GA-6BXE.
It supports 1X / 2X AGP

A card with the FX 5200 video chipset supports 2X / 4x / 8X - I found that here:

Ads often show only the highest AGP the card's video chipset supports, e.g. 8X
You have to find out whether the video chipset actually supports 2X / 3.0v or not
Sometimes you'll find that in the detailed specs in the ad, sometimes on the web site of the maker of the card, sometimes on the maker of the video chipset's web site.
Video chipsets that support 8X always also support 4X.
Video chipsets first released earlier that support 8X often also support 2X
Video chipsets that support 4X (highest) often also support 2X.- there aren't many that support only 4X.
Generally, recently or fairly recently released video chipsets DO NOT support 2X AGP.
I have never come across, or heard of, an AGP card that does not all the capabilities of the card's video chipset wired up.

Info about AGP slot types and which ATI video chipsets support 2X AGP:
Last updated 18/02/2009
Scroll down.

This was in a subject I answered, in a post by someone else:

AGP compatibility for sticklers:
Also lots of info about video card chipsets, etc. there.

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November 9, 2010 at 12:19:19
i see my agp version is 2.0 complaint. that's what cpu-z says.

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November 9, 2010 at 12:29:05
See the info at the last two links in response 2.

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November 10, 2010 at 04:40:07
i looked and it not exactly the same card.

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November 10, 2010 at 07:29:46
What it all boils down to, as jackbomb said, is the FX 5200 the card will probably work fine in the 1X / 2X AGP slot on the GA-6BXE.

All AGP slots and video chipsets on cards that support 2X AGP support 1X AGP - not many video chipsets / AGP slots that were made that supported only 1X , so 1X is often omitted in specs.

Your mboard and AGP support will only be able to run it at whatever it's ratings are at 2X, max, but on the other hand, in the real world, a video chipset running in 4X mode does not perform twice as good as one running in 2X mode, and a video chipset running in 8X mode does not perform four times as good as one running in 2X mode.

The info at the second last link in response 2 shows you the various arrangements of the bottom of the AGP card and the slots in them where the contacts are. In most cases, AGP cards these days use the universal one. The bottom of the FX 5200 card will probably fit fine in the AGP slot in the GA-6BXE.

This says a card with the FX 5200 chipset is AGP 3.0 compliant:

The AGP 3.0 spec (supports 1.5v, and .8v - 4X / 8X AGP) - is also AGP 2.0 compliant and will work on your 1x / 2X AGP slot
- if and only if the card's video chipset also supports 3.3 v - 1X / 2X AGP - your older (first released earlier) chipset does
- if and only if the bottom of the card has a universal arrangement - your card probably does - or if the AGP slot on the mboard has a universal arrangement.

The AGP 2.0 spec (supports 3.3v and 5v - 1X / 2X / 4X AGP) is probably backwards compatible with the older AGP spec of your AGP slot.

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