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PCI bus 2.0 compatibility with Voodoo 2?

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I have a P166MMX with an Intel Baby AT motherboard that's a couple of years' old. The photocopied manual that came with the board states that its PCI slots "fully support the PCI 2.0 standard".
I am keen to invest in a new Voodoo2 3d accellerator, but notice from the specs that they require a PCI 2.1 bus standard.
I already have a Matrox Mystique (4Mb) which I gather is PCI 2.1 and which appears to work fine on my machine, but if I get the Voodoo 2 will I be able to use it?
If not, how can I upgrade the PCI bus version of my machine?
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The card will work but it won't run at full potential. The PCI standard is a speed standard and will limit the speed of your video card.

Mike
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by:EricCartman
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Mikecr you have answered my question! Perhaps you'd like to amend your "comment" to an answer, so I can give it a rating.
Many thanks - I think I'll go ahead anyway and look to invest in a new motherboard in future.
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Your very welcome and come back and see us again if you have any more problems.

Good Luck!

Mike
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