Configurazione con scheda video AGP

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Salve a tutti,
Possiedo una scheda agp 9800 pro su una scheda madre k7s4a pro e una cpu
atlon 2000+ xp. Cercavo una configurazione hardware che mi permettesse di
sfruttare ancora la scheda video agp x8 e di migliorare sensibilmente le
prestazioni su giochi e non solo. Vorrei districarmi tra le tante
possibilitÓ pentium 4, athlon ecc.. Grazie in anticipo a chi mi aiuta.

Re: Configurazione con scheda video AGP

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Sorry... :)
I've got a video card agp 9800 pro, MB k7s5a pro, athlon 2000 xp +..
I'm looking for a new hardware agp x8 in order to use full potential of my
current video card, and boost performance  especially in 3d... I'd like an
advice for my choice between so many options..
Thank u in advice

Re: Configurazione con scheda video AGP

AlianToso wrote:
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Do you want to keep the 9800 Pro video card, and buy a new motherboard/CPU/RAM ?

Or do you want to keep the motherboard/CPU/RAM and buy another video card ?
That part of your question is not clear. I assume you want to keep the video
to make a cheaper upgrade.

The SIS735 is AGP 4X according to this. That probably wouldn't have
made that much difference to the 9800 Pro. I think this is the Northbridge
on your existing motherboard.


This is the motherboard I was using previously. It has a good collection
of legacy hardware feature support. The AGP slot is the best feature of
the motherboard (2133MB/sec). The PCI Express slot is "weak" and only has x4

"ASRock 4CoreDual-SATA2 R2.0 LGA 775 VIA PT880 Pro/PT880 Ultra ATX Intel

You have the choice of using a dual core or a quad core processor with it.
quad cores are no longer sold (and they're relatively expensive), so the E7600
be the best choice in a dual core processor to go with it. I used a bit slower
dual core (E4700) on mine, and used it with an AGP 9800 Pro.

( Supported CPUs are here )

( Main product page )


This processor is in the supported CPU list E7500 2.93GHz

Intel Core2 Duo E7500 Wolfdale 2.93GHz 3MB L2 Cache LGA 775 65W Dual-Core
Processor  $125

This processor is not in the supported CPU list E7600 3.06GHz. You'll have to
use a search engine, to find out whether it works well in the motherboard or not.

Intel Core 2 Duo E7600 Wolfdale 3.06GHz 3MB L2 Cache LGA 775 65W Dual-Core
Processor  $150

The above motherboard is limited to FSB1066 (front side bus is not fast
enough fro processors like E8400), which is why you need to
use processors like the examples I picked.

The motherboard takes DDR or DDR2 memory. There are four memory slots.
You can use only two memory slots at any one time. I used DDR2-800 RAM
in mine, running at DDR2-533. This is an example of the price range,
of the maximum amount of RAM recommended for the motherboard. This RAM
will occupy the two DDR2 memory slots available.

G.SKILL 2 x 1GB DDR2-800 (PC2-6400) Dual Channel Kit F2-6400CL5D-2GBNQ  $55

The motherboard isn't the best choice for overclocking. But at around 3GHz
on the two example processors, you won't need to overclock it.

The total upgrade of motherboard/CPU/RAM will cost $270, or if you use an
after-market CPU cooler, around $300.

The reason I stopped using mine, is the motherboard does not behave well,
when a BT878 based TV card is installed. The computer does not crash. But the
storage (IDE or SATA), runs abnormally slowly, when the TV card is present.
As soon as the TV card is unplugged, the motherboard returns to normal.
This is a BIOS issue. As long as you're not using a TV card like that one
(Hauppauge WinTV-Go), then the motherboard should give you good service.

I think that is about the most powerful AGP solution I can still find,
for a new motherboard. I don't think there are any newer AMD
boards with an AGP slot on them. A motherboard company could easily
make one, but there isn't enough of a market for them.


This is an AM2 socket motherboard, from around 2007. Maybe you could
still find one of these for sale, if you wanted to build an AMD AGP solution.

K8M800 Micro AM2


I would replace both the video card and the motherboard. That way,
you have more choices of hardware to buy, so you aren't limited to
the "strange" motherboards :-) On my last upgrade, the $65 video card
I bought, is several times more powerful than the 9800 Pro, and doesn't
add too much to the price of the total upgrade. To sift through the
video card choices, you can start looking here.

SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 4670 512MB for $70

PowerColor AX5670 for $90

The 4670 might actually be a better deal.


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Hi Paul.

I just wondered, did you ever try running the storage from a PCI controller
and see if that made a difference? They're cheap enough and possibly could
have saved you from replacing the machine.


"Let food be thy medicine" Hippocrates.

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~misfit~ wrote:
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I did lots of experiments. I think I did try my Promise Ultra133 TX2
while the problem was present, and even it couldn't run at normal
speed. (I have a SATA to IDE adapter as well, which allows me to
move a SATA drive, over to the old Promise card for testing.)

In retrospect, it might have been cheaper to just ditch the TV capture
card, and buy another one. Like maybe a USB2 one that captures in
a compressed format. Then the BIOS wouldn't have made that change.

But the thing is, it's like having a cup of coffee, and getting
the mixture of cream and sugar just right. I was using DScaler
with the TV capture card, and it's working great now, and
I prefer to not spend another week fighting with some other kind
of setup, to get it working as well. I tried a lot of different
software, before settling on DScaler.


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