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question about new motherboard

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by phob54, Feb 13, 2007.

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  1. phob54

    phob54 Thread Starter

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    I have a dell 3000 p4 prescott socket 478 and im looking to upgrade mb because its PCI slot only. I am looking to buy this motherboard http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16813131147

    it says PCIe (x4) does this mean i can buy a PCI express video card? or should i just use the AGP slot on the board???
     
  2. VAComputerSvcs

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    Could you quickly clarify if you have a Dell computer, or you just have the processor?

    Dells aren't usually compatible with third party motherboards, power supplies or anything for that matter.

    My suggestion is that you can salvage the hard drive, RAM, processor and video card and build a new system with a new motherboard. The motherboard you selected is a good reputable manufacturer with a decent factory warranty.

    PCI Express is a much faster technology than AGP or the former PCI. You can use whichever video card you want, although I recommend PCI Express.
     
  3. phob54

    phob54 Thread Starter

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    yes i know im looking at buying that motherboard so i can have AGP/pcie slot because the dell motherboard i have right now supports only a PCI slot. I dunno if i should update and get AGP or just buy a ATI x1300(for the pci bus) the only game i really play occasionally is CS source nad Condition Zero not really that demanding of games.
     
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