Neohapsis is currently accepting applications for employment. For more information, please visit our website www.neohapsis.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org
From: Matt Turner (mattst88gmail.com)
Date: Wed Nov 26 2008 - 23:22:07 CST
I'm attempting to determine what graphics cards are compatible with
the Samsung UP1500 motherboard.
It uses the AMD-761 chipset, which according to both the UP1500 user
manual and this Wikipedia article
(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comparison_of_AMD_chipsets) supports AGP
AGP 4x is defined as using 1.5v signalling voltages, whereas older
1x/2x AGP used 3.3v. To prevent you from frying your card, AGP slots
are keyed. See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AGP#Compatibility
Now, if you look at the picture of a UP1500 motherboard
(http://alphalinux.org/wiki/index.php/Image:UP1500.jpg), it clearly
has the 3.3v key. This limits the available cards to Radeons through
the R300 series. I'd really like an AtomBIOS-enabled R500 to be able
to go straight from the blue backgrounded SRM console to a nice kernel
modesetting environment, but without the correct AGP keys, this can't
What's going on? AGP 4x is supported by the board, but not the
appropriate signalling voltages?
Otherwise, does anyone know of an AGP R500 card with the appropriate 3.3v key?
axp-list mailing list