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nod
12-12-07, 07:06 PM
I've been out of PC gaming for a couple of years. I've had an Alienware sitting in the closet that I've finally dusted-off and I'm going to put it back in service.

My question is this: It's got an Asus P4C800-E Deluxe motherboard, and I think it's got an AGP8X (AGP 3.0) slot for the video card. OK, here's the silly question: do the newer cards, specifically the BFG 8800GT fit in this slot, or has the format changed?

Thanks guys.

methimpikehoses
12-12-07, 07:09 PM
You need to get a mobo with a PCI-Express x16 for the 8800GTs. That's the standard these days.

nod
12-12-07, 07:11 PM
Thanks for the info - what's the best card I can get in that slot? (The AGP 3.0 one...)

Thanks again.

john19055
12-12-07, 07:14 PM
You can get a 1950XT AGP which is pretty quick ,but it would be better to buy you a P35 mother board and get a 8800GT.

nod
12-12-07, 07:43 PM
Anything from Nvidia that can go in that AGP slot? I've currently got a 6800 ULTRA 256mb in there. I just need an easy/modest upgrade if I can find one.

SH64
12-12-07, 08:03 PM
Anything from Nvidia that can go in that AGP slot? I've currently got a 6800 ULTRA 256mb in there. I just need an easy/modest upgrade if I can find one.
There is nothing AGP from Nvidia that i can recommend for you over the 6800U (other than the ATi X1950)

time to go PCI-E my friend. its inevitable.

nod
12-13-07, 12:52 AM
The x1950... hard to find :(

crainger
12-13-07, 12:57 AM
There is nothing AGP from Nvidia that i can recommend for you over the 6800U (other than the ATi X1950)

time to go PCI-E my friend. its inevitable. Mr Anderson

Indubitably

LORD-eX-Bu
12-13-07, 12:59 AM
upgrade to PCIE, AGP cards are too expensive and the performance just isn't there :lol:

nod
12-13-07, 01:32 AM
OK - you guys talked me into it. Any recommendations on a MOBO?

methimpikehoses
12-13-07, 01:33 AM
OK - you guys talked me into it. Any recommendations on a MOBO?

Mine is great, but you could probably get the cheaper $100 Gigabyte board that Alphawolf just installed and it would work just as well.

LORD-eX-Bu
12-13-07, 01:35 AM
stay the hell away from any nvidia chipset. Depending on the existing components that you have you may have to buy a new cpu and memory.

I would recommend a Q6600, Gigabyte DS3P mainboard, some decent PC2-8500 memory and an 8800 GT.

With that you'll save yourself some money and have a kickass rig, and still leave yourself room for future upgrades :D