AGP vid card necessary?



swellfella
07-09-2005, 09:40 PM
I've be told I should have an AGP vid card, that some games won't run without
it.. AGP is presently grey-ed out in my system. Does that mean I have to buy
another vid card with AGP? What is AGP? I have perfectly good RADEON 7000
64RAM. Must I junk it? What of 2nd hand, pre-owned vid cards?
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Mark Dormer
07-09-2005, 09:40 PM
That model can be AGP or PCI, depends what you choose to buy.

An AGP card need not be expensive.

Look at the latest models and then step back a model or two earlier.
They are pretty cheap and sufficient for playing games.


Regards
Mark Dormer


"swellfella" <swellfella@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:962CE167-45C9-4A43-B5B8-881C4CD3A4EB@microsoft.com...
> I've be told I should have an AGP vid card, that some games won't run
> without
> it.. AGP is presently grey-ed out in my system. Does that mean I have to
> buy
> another vid card with AGP? What is AGP? I have perfectly good RADEON 7000
> 64RAM. Must I junk it? What of 2nd hand, pre-owned vid cards?
> --
> ...if you give a pig and a boy anything they want you'll have a good pig
> and
> a bad boy!

Jimmy S.
07-09-2005, 09:40 PM
And if it's an AGP card but the AGP option is greyed
out then you might need to upgrade your chipset drivers.
That information is in the MFC app post I sent you. :-)

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"Mark Dormer" <markd@mvpsx.org> wrote in message news:ujPcNTzWFHA.1508@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
| That model can be AGP or PCI, depends what you choose to buy.
|
| An AGP card need not be expensive.
|
| Look at the latest models and then step back a model or two earlier.
| They are pretty cheap and sufficient for playing games.
|
|
| Regards
| Mark Dormer
|
|
| "swellfella" <swellfella@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
| news:962CE167-45C9-4A43-B5B8-881C4CD3A4EB@microsoft.com...
| > I've be told I should have an AGP vid card, that some games won't run
| > without
| > it.. AGP is presently grey-ed out in my system. Does that mean I have to
| > buy
| > another vid card with AGP? What is AGP? I have perfectly good RADEON 7000
| > 64RAM. Must I junk it? What of 2nd hand, pre-owned vid cards?
| > --
| > ...if you give a pig and a boy anything they want you'll have a good pig
| > and
| > a bad boy!
|
|

Jerry
07-09-2005, 09:40 PM
First check your motherboard to see if it's even AGP compatible.

"swellfella" <swellfella@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:962CE167-45C9-4A43-B5B8-881C4CD3A4EB@microsoft.com...
> I've be told I should have an AGP vid card, that some games won't run
> without
> it.. AGP is presently grey-ed out in my system. Does that mean I have to
> buy
> another vid card with AGP? What is AGP? I have perfectly good RADEON 7000
> 64RAM. Must I junk it? What of 2nd hand, pre-owned vid cards?
> --
> ...if you give a pig and a boy anything they want you'll have a good pig
> and
> a bad boy!

swellfella
07-09-2005, 09:40 PM
--
....if you give a pig and a boy anything they want you'll have a good pig and
a bad boy!


"Jimmy S." wrote:

> And if it's an AGP card but the AGP option is greyed
> out then you might need to upgrade your chipset drivers.
> That information is in the MFC app post I sent you. :-)
>
> --
> Cheers, Windows XP MVP Shell / User
> Jimmy S. http://mvp.support.microsoft.com
>
> Visit my MSN Zone.com and Gaming Help Site: http://mvps.org/nibblesnbits
> MS Games Help and Support Center: http://support.microsoft.com/?pr=gms
> My advice is donated "AS IS" without warranty; nor do I confer any rights.
> _________________________________________________________
>
> "Mark Dormer" <markd@mvpsx.org> wrote in message news:ujPcNTzWFHA.1508@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
> | That model can be AGP or PCI, depends what you choose to buy.
> |
> | An AGP card need not be expensive.
> |
> | Look at the latest models and then step back a model or two earlier.
> | They are pretty cheap and sufficient for playing games.
> |
> |
> | Regards
> | Mark Dormer
> |
> |
> | "swellfella" <swellfella@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> | news:962CE167-45C9-4A43-B5B8-881C4CD3A4EB@microsoft.com...
> | > I've be told I should have an AGP vid card, that some games won't run
> | > without
> | > it.. AGP is presently grey-ed out in my system. Does that mean I have to
> | > buy
> | > another vid card with AGP? What is AGP? I have perfectly good RADEON 7000
> | > 64RAM. Must I junk it? What of 2nd hand, pre-owned vid cards?
> | > --
> | > ...if you give a pig and a boy anything they want you'll have a good pig
> | > and
> | > a bad boy!
> |
> |Why would a game specifically (Korea: ForgottenConflict) require AGP; what is digital/qualitative diff AGP vs PCI? How do I determine AGP compatibility? Finally, How do I determine whether my card is AGP or PCI?
>
>
>


AGP vid card necessary?