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Old 01-08-2006, 04:32 PM   #1 (permalink)
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ok guys i need a little help.

What i want to do is upgrade my video card on my pos 100yr old comp. but with only a 4x AGP and 4 regular PCI slots its pretty much slim pickings. so i was wondering, what would be an affordable (under 100$) motherboard for me to upgrade to?

or, can i run a better video card on my AGP instead of my 32mb ATI rage ultra. (/shame)

help this no0b.
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Old 01-08-2006, 04:36 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Give us your whole systems specs.
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Old 01-08-2006, 04:48 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Dell dimension 4500
768mb PNY 3200 DDR2 RAM
Pentium(R) 4 CPU at 1.79Ghz
the 32mb rage
4 PCI's and 1 4x/2x AGP

hope thats everything. -.-
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Old 01-08-2006, 05:50 PM   #4 (permalink)
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hmm, you dont need a new motherboard, agp 8x cards can run in a 4x slot unless you want PCI-E. i reccomend this
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130002
for higher end gaming or this
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814143027
for mid end gaming or this
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814143040
for lower end gaming & this
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130207
for a low budget & this
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130198
for a VERY low budget

As you can figure all of these cards will give a significant boost in performance
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Your sure that the 4x/8x will fit in my 4x/2x? It says in the manuel that all i can get is 32bit transfer at the highest.

But thank you for giving me hope olol
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as long as they both have 4x in it it will be fine, i did the same thing with my fx5700LE before i went skt 939
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Old 01-08-2006, 07:12 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Thanks man, you are my gaming savior.
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Your sure that the 4x/8x will fit in my 4x/2x? It says in the manuel that all i can get is 32bit transfer at the highest.
yes, it will just run at 4X
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Thanks man, you are my gaming savior.
aww shucks, that would be awesome if you were a chick
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Old 01-08-2006, 08:14 PM   #10 (permalink)
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lol. sorry.
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