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technoid
10-08-05, 12:45 AM
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)
EVGA 6800GT AGP
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.

Rytr
10-08-05, 01:14 AM
ASUS P4GP-X S/L but I don't think they are available in US.

Sir Random
10-08-05, 08:32 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.

msxyz
10-08-05, 09:29 AM
I think also Jetway and Albatron make them. All based on the 915P.

technoid
10-08-05, 10:10 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 !!!