View Full Version : AGP card in PCI mode?
10-20-2003, 04:47 PM
Okay, based on reviewing Savage, it seems like it's possible my AGP card, a GeForce Ti 4600, is in PCI mode. I got this message on three systems. Can anyone help me verify whether this is the case?
I've fiddled with 4-in-1 drivers and nVidia drivers, but still got the error message from Savage. I'm afraid I don't have Savage installed anywhere, but if it's so important -- which it sounds like it is -- isn't there some way I can check?
10-20-2003, 04:54 PM
Denny said, at least twice in that thread you just came from:
The ways I know to insure your card is in AGP mode:
1) Run DXDiag and see if "AGP Texture acceleration" is enabled
2) Look for the PCI-to-AGP bridge under System in the Device Manager
10-20-2003, 05:01 PM
What if you have a CPU-to-AGP controller, instead?
10-20-2003, 05:02 PM
Yeah, but he didn't say it in the "Hardware and technical stuff" forum where it belongs.
At any rate, AGP texture acceleration is enabled, but there's no entry for PCI-to-AGP in my Device Manager, which was one of the reason's Savage's technical support threw me for a loop. I seem to recall they referred to that part of the Device Mananger, but I don't have anything like that.
10-20-2003, 05:03 PM
Yeah, I know I have agp accelleration enabled - or at least my ATI SmartGart sure seems to think so - but I have no "pci-to-agp bridge" in my system drivers.
10-20-2003, 05:41 PM
If I remember correctly, the card isn't actually in any sort of "PCI mode"; it's just that the drivers are the generic default ones, and you identify this by the internal functions telling you its plugged into a PCI slot. Usually this is fixed by installing either the VIA pack or the Intel driver pack.
What motherboard do you have?
10-20-2003, 05:43 PM
You may need to go to View > "Show hidden devices" while in device manager.
Once you've done that, what you're looking for should be visible. It may not be named "PCI to AGP bridge," though, which is where I think the biggest confusion is. Different mobos are going to list that as different things due to the way the drivers are arranged and named.
10-20-2003, 05:58 PM
In dxdiag my AGP Texture Acceleration says 'not available' and the disable key is grayed out. I have a geforce4 ti 200. Anyone have a clue what it should be and if it's different thatn what I have, how to change it?
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