Vlink 8X ?

Intel / D102ggc2
March 8, 2009 at 03:24:50
Specs: Windows XP, 2.8ghz/2gb ram
hi everyone,

I'm working on a soltek SL-KT880E-RL mobo. I booted into bios, and under the agp setting i have 1x, 2x, and 4x. However, there's a Vlink 8x setting above the AGP setting, which has the oiption of being enabled. Thing is, I'm not sure if that has to do with AGP 8X? This board is rated as AGP8X, ad all I really want is to make sure it runs at agp 8X. any help is appreciated.

I always say it's best to doublecheck.


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#1
March 8, 2009 at 07:51:25
Soltek got out of the motherboard business several years ago...good luck finding the manual or BIOS updates for that board. What is your love affair with VIA based boards anyway? The VIA KT880 chipset can't touch the nForce2.

http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/ma...

And why is it you can't google some of these questions? V-Link has nothing to do with AGP. It's the dedicated bus linking the northbridge & the southbridge chips. On your board, if 8X is disabled, V-Link runs in 4X mode which means it runs at 66MHz "quad-pumped" with a bandwidth of 266MB/s. When it's enabled, the data rate becomes "octo-pumped", meaning that the bandwidth doubles to 533MB/s.

http://www.viaarena.com/default.asp...

http://www.pantherproducts.co.uk/Ar...

http://www.techarp.com/showFreeBOG....

http://www.techarp.com/showFreeBOG....


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#2
March 8, 2009 at 13:31:08
what i don't understand, since the board has agp 8x, why don't i see that option in its bios?

look
http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/ma...


it says agp8x

I always say it's best to doublecheck.


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#3
March 9, 2009 at 05:31:25
I wasn't able to locate your manual so I have no idea what the BIOS options are. Did you test it to confirm which speed the AGP is running at?

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#4
March 11, 2009 at 14:24:09
you're not gonna believe it, but driversdown.com had the last bios on that board, I updated it and alas, the bios now shows agp 8x as an option. and yes i've tested it and hwinfo32 sees the agp bus as asgp8x. thank you, jam.

I always say it's best to doublecheck.


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