AGP 2x/4x slot with 4x/8x Vid Card?

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I hope that someone here is an expert on AGP and video cards. I need some help. I have an AOPEN AX4B Pro-533 mobo with a 2x4x AGP slot. I want to install an Ati x700 256MB AGP 4x/8x video card. Will this slot support it?
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yes it will, it will just run in 4x mode instead of 8x
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Thanks.

For some reason I'm having trouble then. :( I tried installing it last night (after uninstalling my NVIDIA MX400 drivers) and my PC won't boot with the new card installed. The BIOS posts, but it never initializes Windows.

To make matters worse, when I tried putting the old card back in, Windows begins to load, but as soon as it leaves VGA mode (prior to welcome screen) my screen goes black and the system locks.

When I try loading Windows in Safe Mode or VGA only mode I get the same thing.

I was experiencing no problems prior to this card swap. :(
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is the new card nvidia like your old one? if yes you'l have to reinstall windows as windows doesn't like ati to nvidia or nvidia to ati changes very much.
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You are correct. In fact, last night I had to flash the BIOS on my machine and then reinstall windows to make the switch. I went from NVIDIA to Ati and they do not play well with one another!

Thanks for your help. It looks like I am going to survive this situation. :)

Oh, and keep taking photos. Looks like you do nice work.
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thanks :D

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