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VGA Card - MOBO Compatiblity

Postby rascard2007 » Mon Feb 15, 2016 12:12 pm

Hi!

I got an Aopen AX3S mobo that is working prefectly and I want to upgrade my oldest PC, the problem is that I have an ATI All In Wonder AGP 2x 8MB that I want to keep in this board because Is the one that I use to watch TV

the specifications of the MOBO says that it is an AGP 4X, but the manual says that the chipset supports both 2X/4X AGP

Is my VGA Card fully compatible with the AX3S MOBO?

many thanks in advance

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Re: VGA Card - MOBO Compatiblity

Postby Karlsweldt » Mon Feb 15, 2016 4:11 pm

Should be 100% compatible. If the slot supports 2X/4X class cards, your card will be good.
If otherwise the card were an 8X, it would not have the full performance.
Just ensure the key slot on the contact tongue matches the slot key!
One slot type is for 3.3 volts only, another for 1.5 volts only, then there is a 'universal' slot type.
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Re: VGA Card - MOBO Compatiblity

Postby rascard2007 » Tue Feb 16, 2016 6:17 am

Thanks Karl, I think that the mobo slot is the universal type, because there is no slot key at all
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Re: VGA Card - MOBO Compatiblity

Postby evasive » Mon Mar 21, 2016 6:58 am

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Re: VGA Card - MOBO Compatiblity

Postby rascard2007 » Mon Mar 21, 2016 12:33 pm

thanks evasive, I had been very busy for several days and didn´t try the mobo - agp combination yet
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Re: VGA Card - MOBO Compatiblity

Postby rascard2007 » Mon Mar 21, 2016 12:59 pm

I´m having a funny issue with this AX3S board, when I put a new CMOS battery de MOBO doesn´t start!!!

with an used (i think empty) battery or no battery at all the mobo works fine, the only problem if that I disconect the PC from the power oulet all bios settings are lost

¿any clue?

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Re: VGA Card - MOBO Compatiblity

Postby Karlsweldt » Mon Mar 21, 2016 4:26 pm

Quickest way to check one of those 3 volt coin batteries is with an LED bulb rated at 3 volts. The long lead is the (+). Bright light, good. Dim, weak. Normally only about 10 mA current draw on the battery when powering the BIOS/CMOS and clock.
Checking the battery in-circuit should show the nominal 3 volts, the top being positive, any bare metal shield or black wire being negative. Of course, no mains power to the PSU for about 5 minutes.
If no reading, then something amiss on the positive side of the battery circuit. The reset CMOS jumper? One of the diodes that prevents cross-current feed?

Do you get any error beeps without any device cards in the setup? All PSU power leads plugged into the board?
While the socket 478 and 775 may have the extra 4-pin 12 volt plug, the socket 370 does not. But if old enough, may need the -5 volt source from the PSU!
Specs link: http://www.motherboards.org/mobot/mothe ... Open/AX3S/
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Re: VGA Card - MOBO Compatiblity

Postby rascard2007 » Tue Mar 22, 2016 5:08 am

the problem is simple:

No CMOS battery - PC starts fine

CMOS battery - PC doesn´t starts

What happen?
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Re: VGA Card - MOBO Compatiblity

Postby evasive » Tue Mar 22, 2016 8:06 am

Check the state of the capacitors in the power supply.
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