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Old 04-18-2006, 09:11 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I am running an amd 64 3000 with 1 gig ddr 400(pc 3200) memory. I want to get a new graphics card to upgrade from my 9800 but all the good cards seem to be pci.
Does anyone know if i should be able to just switch my cpu and memory over to a pci motherboard?
I have been looking online and cant seem to find an answer, any help would be appreciated
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Old 04-18-2006, 09:40 PM   #2 (permalink)
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For one thing Pci express is the newer interface, pci video cards have been around for a long time and are crap!! I am sure that is what you meant. What socket cpu? 754? You can get a board for just about anything.
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Old 04-18-2006, 09:55 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Pci express is what im talkin about, I thought about the board thing just a few minutes ago, trying to find my paperwork on my current setup. If my chip is 939 i think i can just switch over.
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yup, but beware, you will be forced to do a repair install of windows once you install the mobo
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socket 754 so no go for me, now i have to attempt to get a agp card better than my 9800.
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wat u men no go? u can still switch ur motherboard.
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Old 04-18-2006, 10:22 PM   #7 (permalink)
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wasnt wanting to buy new cpu, is there pci express boards that use socket 754?
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Old 04-18-2006, 10:27 PM   #8 (permalink)
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all socket boards use all slots

Yes there are
lets see here....
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813136162

that seems to be a good one
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I found some but thanks for the link, i was under the impression that yea had to have socket 939 for pci express, glad i was wrong. Eventually this board will just get turned into a diff computer when i do an all out upgrade. Happy that I dont have to plan for that just yet though!!
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