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By trippleottt ·
PNY Nvidia GeForce3 TI500 AGP is a 3.3Volt vid card installed to an Asus P4S533-X mainboard which has a 1.5Volt AGP slot.My Question is this,is the required 3.3V AGP because of the OEM onboard fan on the card ?

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by pierrejamme In reply to AGP Voltage Issue

Not sure what the fan requirements are, but I have had serious boot problems using a different voltage video card in an AGP slot. Computer would boot once or twice and then nothing. Replaced with the original card, booted fine. Put the new card back in and would boot maybe once or not at all. Dell Tech Support finally determined the voltage was different and the card they sold me wasn't compatible in the Precision W/S 360.

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by TheChas In reply to AGP Voltage Issue

The AGP voltage is the required voltage for the logic circuits on the AGP card.

You should NEVER install an AGP card that is not properly supported by the AGP bus on the motherboard.

Using an AGP card with a non-supported voltage requirement could result in damage to the AGP card, motherboard, or both.

Chas

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by saihib In reply to AGP Voltage Issue

The fan has nothing to do with it. Your video card came out over three years ago when the AGP spec was still 3.3V. That spec has since changed to 1.5V, making your videocard unsuitable for newer boards.

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