Okay, I'd contemplated upgrading my motherboard before - but now I need to. You see, I have a Dell mobo with integrated graphics. That was okay until I started upping the multimedia dosages. I got myself a video card - an ATI Radeon 8500 128MB video card (for free, long story). the problem is, it's an AGP card. I don't know anything about PCI/AGP slots, but I know that the slots on the card don't go into the corresponding slots on the motherboard. My motherboard's slots look like this:
The card (or a similar model):
So I need a new motherboard. What worries me is the connection between the motherboard and the processor - I know absolutely nothing about chipsets and that. I have a 2.4GHz Celeron. If you need some other information on it just let me know where to find it, I'll get it. I need a motherboard that, of course, I'll be able to upgrade the processor in eventually
As I understand, Dell cases don't allow for thirt party motherboards. Fair enough, cases don't cost a fortune or anything. What I need is the information on the motherboard.
Please, if you can lend a hand here in helping me choose a motherboard (preferable an affordable (under $100 at warehouse prices), maybe Asus if possible). I'll give you whatever further information you need on my configuration - just let me know where to find it if you don't think I'll be able to.
Thanks a lot to anybody who can give me their input.