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SubjectRe: Via KT400 and AGP 8x Support
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Hi i will look into that with the bridges, i hope that Hercules is so that
they give me the spec´s (Plan of the Card) with the Jupers/Bridges for AGP
2.0.

The minus on Performace is not great, in my eyes.

It´s very SAD that Ati and Nvidia will not give the Specs or an Sourcecode
of the Drivers :/.

Regards

Gregor Essers

----- Original Message -----
From: "I Am Falling I Am Fading" <skuld@anime.net>
To: "John Bradford" <john@grabjohn.com>
Cc: <davej@codemonkey.org.uk>; <gregor.essers@web.de>;
<linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org>
Sent: Thursday, June 12, 2003 1:15 PM
Subject: Re: Via KT400 and AGP 8x Support


> On Thu, 12 Jun 2003, John Bradford wrote:
>
> > > The only other solution is to kick your card down into AGP 2.0 mode,
which
> > > most BIOSes do not allow you to do in software. Instead what you have
to
> > > do is cut/unsolder traces on your video card for the pins used for AGP
3.0
> > > detection. This is a near-permanent and horrible solution but it does
get
> > > everything working. :-/
> >
> > Insulating tape on certain pins works on ISA cards, but whether it would
be
> > practical on the smaller pins of an AGP card, I'm not sure.
>
> Tried it already... The pins are too small to get adequate purchase for
> the tape -- the friction just causes it to slide around in the slot and
> gets goo around.
>
> Superglue might be a better solution....
>
> ...but I think the solder method is better.
>
> On the Radeon 9700 Pro at least there are a couple jumpers on the
> appropriate pins, bridged by 0-ohm surface mount resistors (i.e. simple
> conductors). What you can do is just unsolder the bridges and it becomes
> an AGP 2.0 card... If you have a very steady hand you can also resolder
> them to get your AGP 3.0 back.
>
> Still this is not a fun solution as you can potentially cook your card
> (make sure to use a 15 watt iron, nothing higher).
>
> -----
> James Sellman -- ISU CoE-CS/ISLUG Linux Lab Admin |"Lum, did you just
see
> ----------------------------------------------------| a hentai rabbit
flying
> skuld@inconnu.isu.edu | // A4000/604e/60 128M| through the air?"
> skuld@anime.net | \X/ A500/20 3M | - Miyake Shinobu
>
>

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