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Posted on Thursday, September 20, 2001 - 6:05 pm:   

I am building a new system using a P4 1.8 423 pin processor and I want to use a MB that supports SDRAM which I already have. The problem is that these motherboards seem to be using a new type of video card which is a 1.5 volt card verses the most common type which is a 3.3 volt card.
Can anyone tell me which cards are 1.5 volt cards?
See I already have a Visiontek GeForce2 GTS DDR 64MB AGP card which is new and I can not even find out if this card is a 3.3 volt card or not or if I can alter the voltage manually by changing jumper settings on the video card.
If you have any help for me I would appreciate it greatly.
I just really don't want to go out and buy a new video card when I have this one but then again I don't want to get a different motherboard that supports rambus memeroy since I already have the SDRAM.
Why do they put out changes like this if it is not needed?
I know, to force us to buy new products and not let us use what we have.
Thank guys and gals
Posted on Monday, September 24, 2001 - 3:10 pm:   

I found this at Visiontek in the Resolving Computer lock-ups, General Windows lock-ups section.

"Your motherboard must be capable of providing adequate voltage to the AGP card. The AGP 2.0 specification requires 6A at 3.3V for the AGP socket and 2A at 5.0V for the AGP memory. The VisionTek GeForce will consume up to 6A at 3.3V and 2A at 5.0V when running video intensive applications such as 3D games."

You can also go to and fill out your specs and question and they say they will answer within 24 hours. Hope this helps.

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