On Thu, Jan 27, 2000 at 11:52:26AM +0000, David Murphy mentioned:
> I've got an Asus V6800 card, which, in its manual, says something to
> the effect of 'this card will not work with a motheroard where the AGP
> power is supplied by a linear regulator' (it seems there's an upper
> limit on how much power these can provide, and this card wants more
> than it can give).
>> My question is, how to find out which kind of regulator I have (the
> abit bp6 manual doesn't say) or does anyone know of a board that
> definitely supports this card (i.e. you have a working example 8)
>> #include <pc.hardware.rant>
I'm not sure if this is going to help, but some of the FIC Athlon boards
wouldn't work at all, if they didn't have a certain power supply
(certified by AMD), and some other boards (like the Asus Athlon board)
would cause a TNTUltra to die horribly without said power supply. Some
of them just don't provide enough beef in the right area.
That *could* be the problem. Read through the Athlon motherboard revies
on www.arstechnica.com & make your own mind up as to whether I'm useful or
not :) They link an AMD sponsored site that lists what PSUs are good.
Alas, the regulator is a bunch of capacitors & inductance coils on the
motherboard, that smooths power to the CPUs. I can't see why a type of
regulator would mess up a video card, unless it drew too much power from
the rest of the board.
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