View Full Version : PCI Express Socket 478

10-07-05, 11:45 PM
I want to upgrade my system to a 7800GTX but I don't want to get rid of all the parts I have now to do it, so does anyone know of an Intel i915 based board that will allow me to use my existing parts to build a PCI Express System. Or any other chipset.

Asus P4C800-E
Pentium 4 3.4 Gig (Northwood - Socket 478)
Kingston ValueRAM - 2 Gig (4 512 MB sticks)

I want to move to PCI Express so I can upgrade to a 7800GTX from the 6800GT I have now. I know about the Asus P4GD1 but I guess they quit making it because I can't find it anywhere. So if anyone has information on it or another PCI Express board that will allow me to keep my Socket 478 Processor I'd really appreciate it.

10-08-05, 12:14 AM
ASUS P4GP-X S/L but I don't think they are available in US.

Sir Random
10-08-05, 07:32 AM
Yeah, the ASUS P4GP-X S/L is the only skt478 mobo with PCI-E that I know of.
I've installed 3 of these mobos already (I do PC repairs/upgrades) and they're like a cut-down version of the P4C800. There's only 1 IDE slot and 2 ram slots, so you wouldn't be able to use your 4x512Mb anyway.

10-08-05, 08:29 AM
I think also Jetway and Albatron make them. All based on the 915P.

10-08-05, 09:10 AM
I forgot about it but I seen the ASUS P4GP-X when I was looking around for a socket 478 915 based board, but I didn't like it because I couldn't use my ram in it.

I guess I'm stuck with having to replace almost everything so maybe I'll stick with my first thought and go with an AMD 4000+ system based on the ASUS A8N-SLI Premium. At least that way I can keep my ram.

For some reason I don't care for the new Intel Socket scheme, it seems troublesome to have the processor pins in the motherboard socket. Every time I look at one they seem so fragile.

Thanks to all who responded !!!