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PostPosted: Thu Sep 08, 2005 2:38 am 
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[color=#aaddff:e35bb2575f]I have a question... I currently have an Intel Mobo with a p4 3.0 Ghz (479 pin)...

If i wanted to upgrade my vid card to a PCIe card (GF7) I would obviously have to get a new Mobo... my question is, if I get a new mobo will my RAM work?... can I find one that takes my processor?... if I have to get a new processor what mobo/processor would I have to get?[/color]

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you need to press 'Z' for the zoom tool in photoshop.

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My knowledge is limited on Intel motherboards,however.......I found this article in my search perhaps it can be some help in your quest.

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Nec, if you wait a little while, you may find that an AGP version of the 7800 series will become a available.

My search at Newegg for a socket 478 with PCI-E was fruitless. I guess there are no northbridge chips for socket 478 which support PCI-E.

The user base is still predominantly AGP. They had a translator chip for the 6800 series and I'm willing to bet that they'll implement one for the new crop. The performance hit may be negligible.


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If you decide to go for a new processor and motherboard, now may be the time to switch to AMD.

You can get a dual processor Athlon 64 for under $400 and a compatible motherboard will be able to utilize your existing PC3200 ram.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6819103562

I'm on a bit of an MSI kick lately but there are great offerings from Asus, Gigabyte, Abit, etc as well. An SLI version will cost you a bit more.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6819103562


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Doh, something's up with cut & paste with my browser; sorry.


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[color=#aaddff:a33e511fd1]Thanks guys except for Bio :P

Rhogue... I think i may just make the switch to a dual core AMD 64, here is another silly question though.. I got a 400Watt PSU will that be enough for the new cards?

Thanks all...[/color]

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I think so, just make sure it's a quality power supply.

I like the Antec Truepower 2.0 models. I'm using the Antec Neopower myself these days, which have attachable molex connector chains.


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