View Full Version : Motherboard & PCIE

05-10-05, 11:45 PM
Hi there
I'm in the process of putting together a new system and, trying to future proof myself, am leaning to PCI Express.
Being a novice on the subject I'm wondering, apart from a graphics card, what other components must be PCIE compatible ??
Do I need a special power supply with the PCIE graphics card ?? Assuming I use Windows XP and a nVidia card, are the XP drivers on the nVidia site for use with both AGP and PCIE ??
Any other pitfalls to be aware of and any suggestions for a motherboard ?
I prefer Intel as my CPU
Apart from getting a PCIE graphics card can some of my existing PCI devices ( e.g.Sound card, Network, Firewire etc ) from my AGP based board be installed in the PCIE board ??

Thks for yur help

05-11-05, 12:09 AM
They make adapters for the video graphics card. So thats fine, you may need a 24 pin power supply though... you will want to double check on the mobo you decide to purchase.

Your PCI cards will be fine. All current PCIe mobos have PCI slots as well.