[ILUG] [OT] AGP Voltage regulators
John P. Looney
jplooney-ilug at online.ie
Thu Jan 27 14:41:18 GMT 2000
On Thu, Jan 27, 2000 at 02:27:35PM +0000, David Murphy mentioned:
> > Alas, the regulator is a bunch of capacitors & inductance coils on the
> > motherboard, that smooths power to the CPUs. I can't see why a type of
> > regulator would mess up a video card, unless it drew too much power from
> > the rest of the board.
> I've since discovered that this is exactly the issue . However, the
> question of how one finds out what type of regulator a motherboard
>  http://cgi.asus.com.tw/products/addon/vga/agpv3400tnt/qa.html
Wow. The TNT2 chipset alone requires 3.3 amps. Fat bastard!
I'd reckon you are safe enough, with the BP6. It's a fairly recent board
(about six months old) - the ones that ASUS were going on about being a
bit crap in that regard are a year or so old.
But that's a guess. Don't suppose there is any little writing on the
regulator itself ? :)
Are you wary about buying the card, or wary about popping it in & blowing
the board ?
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