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Old 07-13-2006, 08:09 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi. I'm looking to purchase a new video card and I'm wanting to know if there is a way to upgrade from PCI to AGP expansion slots without buying a whole new setup. All of the good video cards seem to be AGP.
Do I need a whole new motherboard, a new processor? Both?
I dont really know alot about computers, I mostly use them for gaming so any help/product suggestions would be mucho appreciated. My current setup is this:

Intel Celeron 2.30 ghz processor
1 gb ram
ATI Radeon 9250 (pci) video card
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all the good video cards are pci-express.

you might get away with just getting a new motherboard (although i don't recommend it.. i would just start new). what socket is your current motherboard? get cpu-z to find out if you don't know.
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A celeron of that speed is probably a socket 478, maybe even a low end 775 (if its rather new)
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in that case you might need a converter, but i haven't heard anything about pci to agp converter or vice versa, but i've heard there's pci to agp converter. besides pci is old now need to upgrade.
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in that case you might need a converter, but i haven't heard anything about pci to agp converter or vice versa, but i've heard there's pci to agp converter. besides pci is old now need to upgrade.
Do you mean that you HAVE heard of a pci to pci-express converter?
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all the good video cards are pci-express.

you might get away with just getting a new motherboard (although i don't recommend it.. i would just start new). what socket is your current motherboard? get cpu-z to find out if you don't know.
It's 478.
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Do you mean that you HAVE heard of a pci to pci-express converter?
haven't heard about it. or yet
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