I have chosen my CPU and Mobo. My existing graphics card is AGP X8 but my proposed new mobo has only PCI express slots. Nownt wrong with that - but - am I right in thinking I can use the mobo on-board graphics until such time as I can alos upgrade to a more powerful PCI express version?
Pretty sure it has - NVIDEA nForce4. Presumable you select this (or otherwise) when you are installing the sofware for it.[sorry if this sounds a bit dumb but my existing mobo has 5.1 sound and I also have a 5.1 sound card fitted which I use. I have been unsuccessful in getting the on board sound working and on top of that there is nowhere to plug in the speakers, but that's another story. Like I said, it's a confidence check. The mobo I would like to buy is Asus A8N 5X and if anyone has one perhaps they could confirm my question about the graphics.
I think you should double check about the motherboard. I think it does NOT have any on board graphics. You would need either a pci express graphics card or the old pci graphics card to get it to display on a monitor.
Thanks everyone - just about got it wrapped up now. I never cease to be impressed with the willingness of subscribers to this forum wanting to share knowledge and help others. Shame we can't move this attitude out onto the streets ;-). Thanks again.
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