Question about MSI KM4M-L Motherboard
How do I know what standards (i.e. 1X 2X 4X 8X) on the AGP interface of the model 6734 will be supported ? I just don't know what AGP card to get.
I would like to get a decent graphics card, and one that the motherboard will work with, but I don't want to break the seal on an anti-static bag only to find out it won't work with the model 6734 board. Will an 8Xbandwidth card work in a 1X slot, and can the board support 8X ?
AMD Athlon™ XP Processor 2800+ (2.083GHz) QuantiSpeed™ architecture
Genuine Microsoft® Windows® XP Home
eMachines® 17" eView™ 17f2 Monitor
(16" Viewable, 0.27mm dot pitch)
VIA KM 400A2 chipset
1Gig DDR (PC2700)
48x. Max CD-RW Drive; 16x Max. DVD Drive; 3.5" 1.44MB FDD
VIA S3 UniChrome™ 3D Graphics (1 AGP slot available for upgrade)
10/100Mbps built-in Ethernet
56K ITU v.92-ready Fax/Modem
Premium Multi-Media Keyboard, 2-Button Wheel Mouse, Amplified Stereo Speakers
6 USB 2.0 ports (2 on front), 1 Serial, 1 Parallel, 2 PS/2, Audio In & Out, 3 PCI slots (2 available)
Looks like your motherboard is a MSI KM4AM-L detailed here:
If so, then it has an AGP slot which will run at 4x and 8x.
Remember to check the BIOS settings after you install it to make sure it is set to 8x, if that is what your card will take.
Posted on Sep 22, 2008
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All AGP based cards are backwards compatible, so an 8x card should operate at 4x 2x and 1x
however what is important is the voltage of your slot, you can tell by looking at the slot itself, the AGP slot may have a partition either 1/3 or 2/3rds down the slot, or may have no partition at all,
this slot partition is to prevent you from inserting a card of the wrong voltage.
If there is no partition in the AGP slot then the slot has a switchable voltage, and will automatically switch to the appropriate voltage, (on request from the graphics card AUTOMATIC)
so all you need to check is that the graphics card you buy has slots on the AGP interface that accomodate those on your board
according to the manual
This board has a 4x AGP slot
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