A few questions about AGP and lots of questions

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  1. Valence

    Valence Gustav Refugee

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    I know there's agp 2x 4x and 8x.. are they all compatible, slot wise? I am having trouble finding a specific mobo with just 4x 2x agp slot, they are all 8x.
    Will my card, which is 4x/2x fit?

    Also , I need recommendations on a good, stable mobo. I do not need onboard video or sound of any kind, just support for a higher end AMD or P4 chip, preferably a P4. There's a million p4 mobos out there but I'm looking for YOUR experiences and preferences. ATX form and regular mid tower, nothing fancy about case or power...
    Just looking for the best tried and true chipset for p4, don't want problems down the road...

    Price is a big factor, I don't want more than a $140 to $160 mobo, which I don't think is too unreasonable considering the boards shouldn't have onboard vid or sound if possible... Thoughts, opinions, feelings about this?
     
  2. mdaniel

    mdaniel S is for Shiksa

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    For stability, you can't beat Intel motherboards. Asus is usually a little faster though. I consider just about everything else 2nd tier. Most boards these days will have audio and/or LAN built in but you can always disable them. Also beware that newer boards usually require a 1.5v AGP card so an older 3.3v AGP card won't work. But pretty much anything you buy today will be fine.
     
  3. Valence

    Valence Gustav Refugee

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    Thanks Robs, I gotta question about modems, looking for a good external 56 k modem, v92 doesn't matter since no ISP's support it, and I can't get broadband. I need a good, stable, reliable modem , since It will be online 24 hours a day. Is there any difference between a usb external and a serial external modem, performance wise?
    A good external modem with an auto reconnect and a download managing program should take care of my internet situation.

    Since I won't be home very much at all during the week, I am looking for a program I heard about, where you get your IP and type it in IE explorer and then get access to your desktop, so that I can check the status of my mp3, movie or porn downloads , and some way to get my IP in case I was disconnected and then reconnected (since dial up ips are dynamic)

    Keep in mind that I am conducting my own research, I am not looking for anyone to do the research for me, just personal experiences and tips, or opinions if you have had bad experiences with a certain product.
     
  4. DAN513

    DAN513 OT Supporter

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    2x will not work in an 8x slot, it may work in some 4x slots, but all the new 8x slots take will take either 4x or 8x because of the voltage differences.
     
  5. TheDarkHorizon

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    http://www.spyanywhere.com/download.htm can do some of the things you wanted, but I don't know if it's the one you were talking about. You can get a hostname assigned to your dynamic IP address through services such as http://www.dyndns.org/ or http://www.afraid.org/. Basically, you leave a program running to keep updating your hostname to your latest IP.
     
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    TheDarkHorizon \xC0\xFF\xEE

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    Yeah, but imagine RDC through a 56k.
     
  7. Valence

    Valence Gustav Refugee

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    checked out spyware, not exactly what I was looking for, but thanks
     
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    How about a 8x agp video card in a 4x agp slot. Will that work?
     
  9. Valence

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    Virtual Network Computing 3.3.7, that's what I am looking for :bigthumb:
     
  10. mdaniel

    mdaniel S is for Shiksa

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    Not unless the card also supports 4x mode and possibly 3.3v. Most cards should though.
     

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