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Eck
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USA
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Posted - 08/05/2005 :  07:12:00  Show Profile  Visit Eck's Homepage  Reply with Quote
I just got the board and it's a Revision 2.0, so I get to use a Barton 3000+. Cool.

Now, what is that small chip in the AGP slot? I saw a review on the net that showed a photo of it with a sticker over it saying to remove when using an AGP Pro card.

Does this mean I remove it for your modern type 1.5 volt card but leave it in for 3.3 volt cards (like the Voodoo 5 5500)?

There's nothing in the manual addressing this.

Asus A7V880
Athlon 3200+
Ati Radeon 9600XT
Audigy 2 ZS Platinum
Crucial DDR 3200 512x2
XP Home SP2

Abit KT7A
T-bird 1.2
Voodoo 5 5500
SBLive 5.1
Crucial SDRAM 512MB
98SE

Kyon_CoraeL
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Posted - 10/05/2005 :  06:15:46  Show Profile  Visit Kyon_CoraeL's Homepage  Reply with Quote
I believe it's for the infamous AGP pro cards... I have a motherboard as well with AGP pro slot, and I haven't found any reason to remove that chip other then using a AGP pro card which I haven't ever seen...
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Eck
Novice

USA
8 Posts

Posted - 10/05/2005 :  07:00:30  Show Profile  Visit Eck's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Heh, heh. Infamous. I've never seen one either. A feller named Obi-Wan Kenobi at the Falcon-Fly board has the same motherboard and advised much the same.

I'd be afraid not to listen to a guy named Obi-Wan. Don't want the Dark Side creeping in!

Still waiting for all the parts to arrive. I've been reading and downloading all I can find that's associated with the board.

Now if I can only figure out what to do with my already installing and activating WorksSuite 2005 on 2 computers about 5 or 6 times already. Eventually I'm gonna get the OfficeXP activation denial. I only use one computer at a time, but Microsoft Product Activation won't know that. I don't think it's designed for weird computer tinkerers like me! I guess I'll call them and beg for mercy.

Asus A7V880
Athlon 3200+
Ati Radeon 9600XT
Audigy 2 ZS Platinum
Crucial DDR 3200 512x2
XP Home SP2

Abit KT7A
T-bird 1.2
Voodoo 5 5500
SBLive 5.1
Crucial SDRAM 512MB
98SE
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Kyon_CoraeL
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47 Posts

Posted - 10/05/2005 :  20:15:23  Show Profile  Visit Kyon_CoraeL's Homepage  Reply with Quote
actually, I have found an article on AGP Pro and the card it refers to is a ATI fireGL. apparently it was AGP on steroids... faster frequencies and hotter...
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bloodworm
Average

USA


278 Posts

Posted - 11/05/2005 :  21:27:46  Show Profile  Visit bloodworm's Homepage  Reply with Quote
AGP pro draws more current as well. here is a link to illustrate.....
http://www.ertyu.org/~steven_nikkel/agpcompatibility.html

Bloody Mess
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Eck
Novice

USA
8 Posts

Posted - 11/05/2005 :  23:34:12  Show Profile  Visit Eck's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Nice info!

I think I'll use the same HD. Just F-Disk and format for the new board. A pain, but it's 120GB, and otherwise I'd be using an 80GB one. I'd rather have more room on the newer, faster machine. Maybe using the same HD will fool Office Activation a bit longer too! I'm not cheating. Like I said, just one computer at a time. But, they are different computers! No way I'm spending another hundred bucks (minus the $40 in rebates I wouldn't get for buying another copy).

Asus A7V880
Athlon 3200+
Ati Radeon 9600XT
Audigy 2 ZS Platinum
Crucial DDR 3200 512x2
XP Home SP2

Abit KT7A
T-bird 1.2
Voodoo 5 5500
SBLive 5.1
Crucial SDRAM 512MB
98SE
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