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Abit BL7-RAID with Inno3D Geforce2 MX 400 AGP voltage

The Abit BL7-RAID (http://www.abit.com.tw/abitweb/webjsp/english/pt_main_back.jsp?pPRODUCT_TYPE=MotherBoard&pMODEL_NAME=BL7-RAID) manual warns sternly about AGP voltage.
3.3v cards are explicitly not allowed and may cause damage to the board.

The Inno3D (http://www.inno3d.com/product_mx.html) has a combined edge connector, i.e. it has notches to allow it to be placed in either a 3.3v or 1.5v AGP slot.

Has anybody tested this combination? Are all Geforce2 cards 1.5v? Is the Inno3D Geforce2 MX 400 1.5v?

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bartsmit
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fracheCommented:
listen ...
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magarityCommented:
"i.e. it has notches to allow it to be placed in either a 3.3v or 1.5v AGP slot."

It will auto-detect what kind of slot it is in and adjust itself apropriately.  Just like a PCI card that can go in either 3.5v or 5v.
"Is the Inno3D Geforce2 MX 400 1.5v?"
Yes.  Somewhere on the board you will find a regulating device  that will deal with the the high level of power if that's the kind of socket it is in.
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magarityCommented:
PS - The whole issue is because the motherboard in question is AGP4x and not backward compatible with 2x or 1x.  The video card is backwards compatible with older AGP2x and 1x systems.  To be a 4x card, it must accept standard 4x level power, 1.5v, and its backwards compatibility means it has a way to step down the higher power of older systems.  An older 2x only card would try to draw 3.3v from the system and cause problems.  The Inno3D, being a proper 4x rated card, will not do this.
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bartsmitAuthor Commented:
Thanks magarity, Inno3D (finally) agreed with your asessment and the combination passed the smoke test ;-)
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