Though if you suffer the same confusion I do, it might still be an issue.
Whats the problem ?? Well my PC is 3 years old, the mobo, an MS-6507 from MSI has a 4X agp slot, so OK I've managed to find out that an 8X card will be backwards compatible, but where do I stand as most 8X cards also operate at 0.8 volts, whereas my board is a 1.5 volt model.
I think that it's pretty likely that I'll have to pull the board to make sure what the actual connector looks like as there seem to be some differences between the differing versions of agp plugs of that era (bugger)!
But also, a swift visit to the PCWorld site throws up a few other anomalies inasfaras the actual "facilities" offered by the cards from different manufacturers. Some say that they "don't do anti-aliasing" or they only state 8X, so the voltage becomes a question etc etc.
I'm not gonna upgrade the rest of my hardware anytime soon so PCI E is out of the question.
Oh and whoever said about the script to install the nvidia drivers, well that would normally be correct, though I've found that SuSE 9.3 has a nifty little installer of their own which worked a treat for me, or if you happen to use gentoo, then it's just a case of
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and then just make the change to the Xorg.conf.
cheers for the stuff about graphics/video cards though. Excellent.
"What the large print giveth, the small print taketh away". Tom Waits