PCI video on AGP MB
Just to double check what I already think, I'm thinking of getting an FIC VA503+ MB. However I recently purchased an STB TNT PCI board (obviously, at that time I was not considering the new MB...). I figure I'll just keep the PCI board for 6 months to a year and then upgrade to the next generation of vid. cards with AGP. I can run my PCI board(in a PCI slot) in a MB with an AGP, right? I realize I'll take a performance hit but that's not the problem. Can anybody shed some light on this issue. Thanks.
It should work. Remember to clear CMOS before initial bootup, then go to bios and set the init video to PCI first.
I had no problem running PCI video board in my 503+.
Later on, I installed a diamond viper agp.
Try not to use the first PCI slot next to the agp slot when you start using agp video. That is a shared slot and could conflict with agp. I like to leave open.
If your running windows95, you will also need the drivers and patches supplied with motherboard for agp. I believe that windows98 has all the drivers available and is easier to install agp video card with your 503+ motherboard.
Good luck :-).
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