View Full Version : Clarification please: AGP Card listed as PCI device on system?
01-08-2004, 12:04 PM
In another post in this forum there was a link posted for a utility called AIDA32. I neat little utility that will list tons of information about everyhthing hardware and software related on your system.
I have a 9600pro in my AGP slot. But this tool lists my AGP slot as "empty" or "not used", and lists the card as a PCI device and being "used" as such. This really confused me, and made me think of a bios setting - which I forget what it says verbatim - but it translates to my system AGP being in PCI mode (by default) but has an AGP parameter I could switch to...
Can somebody shed some light on this rather confusing information?
Thanks alot! :7
AMD Athlon XP3000+
ASUS A7N8X nvidia nForce2 Ultra 400 mobo
ATI Radeon 9600pro, 128mb
512 PC3200 ddr
01-08-2004, 01:54 PM
Same thing on my system....
01-08-2004, 05:07 PM
It may be that you are looking at the BIOS selection that causes a two graphics card system to boot with the type card selected. Since you have only one card, the BIOS will detect the correct card and boot accordingly. If you had more than one graphics card, you would need to choose which setting you wanted.
It won't hurt to place it in the AGP mode and it may even boot faster, since it doesn't have to test for PCI.
01-09-2004, 09:47 AM
Yes sir! I actually did switch it, thinking that the company that built my pc may have set it wrong. Didn't see any performance difference really, and XP boots up on my system so fast I can't even tell if the boot process is faster! :-lol
But the curious thing is still that AIDA32 tool telling me about the AGP slot empty/not used, and the PCI slot used when it comes to my 9600...can't understand that one, because all it is doing is scanning the system and checking I would think? :-hmmm
Thank you W. Sieffert...again! :7
01-09-2004, 05:24 PM
I tried the AIDA32 program on an older computer and it hung the computer, so removed it!
01-18-2004, 08:17 PM
Where abouts on AIDA32 does it tell you what mode your gpu is running in??
I had a look and can't seem to find where it would say that.
Anyhow, on your gpu settings screen ( display/settings/advanced etc...) does it tell you what mode your gpu is running in??
I know with an Nvidia gpu it will say either AGPx2/4/8 or it may say PCI Mode...........does it say something similar with an ATI gpu??
If it does say PCI mode then its because you need to install the AGP chipset drivers which come on the cd/disk with your mobo.
Or alternativly you can download them from the ASUS website.
Hope it is just AIDA32 reporting it wrong, thats why ill check it on my system if i know where to look.
01-20-2004, 10:57 AM
Hi BigAl, thanks for the reply..
It is set currently at 8x in the ATI settings.
I am at work, so bear with me..but there is a drop down item that lists all the PCI/Bus assignments, and Bus 2 is listed with my video card..but there is another drop down box, maybe under display :-hmmm that lists PCI/AGP devices, and it recognizes it as an AGP chipset..
I was just curious, because the way it listed it was confusing..I will post a screen print example tomorow for ya! :7
01-20-2004, 09:51 PM
yeah kewl, I had a quick look where you said but in mine it lists all the PCI slots correctly, no AGP gpu in there. On the PCI/AGP it just says the name of my gpu, doesn't say which slot its in though.
I'll have alook at your screenies tommorrow then.
01-21-2004, 05:00 PM
Sorry buddy, I'll try for Friday, I was too busy updating my bios today...I'll talk to you tomorow!! :7
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