I Was jsut wandering if anyone out there out there could help me with a some infromation about upgrading my computer.
Im looking to upgrade my graphics card, at the moment i have a Asus motherbord that only supports AGP but im wanting to get a PCI-Express card.
I know im going to have to get another MBord in order to use a PCI-E card, its just i have no idea what Mbord to get?!?!
I Currently have a Intel Pentium 4 3.0GHz (Prescott) Socket 478 800FSB, with 2 x 512mb DDR 400Mhz PC3200 Ram modeules.
Basically i need a Motherbord that Supports DDR PC3200, A P4 3.0GHz Socket 478 Processor and most of all a PCI-E Graphics card, i'll be damned if i can find a 478 mbord that supports all thease anywhere?!?!
I really dont want to have to buy a new processor, ram and mbord just for the sake of getting a new graphics card
If anyone can help it would that would be great because its begining to make my brain hurt lol :)
go for an amd chip with 939 pin mobo hell of a lot better than pentium anyway (see the amd vs pentium feature on this site). if you want pci-e chances are your old chip will not be compatible with that mobo too.
Looks like thats my best option, hopfully it will support my current cpu, ram and be able to house a Geforce 7800 PCI-E.
The other bord you mentioned (click here). Is it actully possible to have a hybrid slot that supports both PCI-E and AGP? sounds a little unstable to me, i mean its a fantastic idea but would it really work?
Hi Brezza, I have blown up the picture of the second board and, though it's a bit hazy, it seems to have 2 separate graphics slots so I think you would be OK. It seems like ASRock may have given them their own names. For safety's sake, I would go for the first board. Good luck. PS. I have a 3.2 GHZ 478 P4 that runs cool and stable, overclocked at 3.85 GHz.
the first bord (click here) again seems to be the best option, sorry to keep asking questions but does it support IDE? Its says SATA on the description but both my curent HDD are IDE and again i dont really want to have to upgrade my HDD cause iv got 200Gb of space and it would be a shame to waste it all :(