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yehuda
09-11-06, 04:31 PM
Hi,

My AGP 6800 ultra just died (no idea why. not overclocked, and it happend while I was reading email), and I'm trying to find a new graphics card.
For some strange reason, the 7800GS, 7900GT/X and 7950GX2 cost almost the same here, so I would like to go with the 7950GX2 but still keep my old memory and cpu.

I thought to get the Asus P4GD1, but I'm not sure if it will be compatible with the 7950.
Is it worth the risk to try it out or should I just get a 7900 with this motherboard?

Thanks

HarryDude
09-11-06, 04:34 PM
It will almost certainly not, unless you also have a PCI-e slot as well as the AGP one.

SH64
09-11-06, 04:51 PM
You cant .. you need a PCI-E x16 mobo to get the 7950GX2 to work.

Veer V2
09-11-06, 05:12 PM
I thought to get the Asus P4GD1, but I'm not sure if it will be compatible with the 7950.
Is it worth the risk to try it out or should I just get a 7900 with this motherboard?

Thanks

Read people!

I believe the ASUS P4GD1 Mobo has a PCI-E x16 slot. It's not really cheap though, about $100.

I don't know much about these things, but i guess the 7950GX2 should work. It may not work very well... so if this mobo is justa stop-gap measure (for 6 months or so untill u want to upgrade CPU and RAM) i would go for something cheaper in the $50-60 range.

SH64
09-11-06, 05:28 PM
The problem lies within the compatibility ... i wont risk getting a 7950GX2 for a 478 mobo.

snowmanwithahat
09-11-06, 07:47 PM
The problem lies within the compatibility ... i wont risk getting a 7950GX2 for a 478 mobo.

agreed, the 7950GX2 needed special BIOS updates on all motherboards when it was first released, unless the ASUS website states support, i'd venture a guess that it won't work, however, i'm sure a 7900 GTX or ANY other 7xxx series would work... i'd get the mobo, it looks like a good upgrade option

T.h.o.m.a.s.
09-12-06, 08:49 AM
look no further , grab yuor gx2 compatible bios here !
asus P4GD1 (http://www.albinoblacksheep.com/flash/youare.php)

yehuda
09-12-06, 12:01 PM
Thanks guys. now I need to think if I should go for a complete upgrade and a gtx2 or get a gtx and a asus P4GD1.

shabby
09-12-06, 06:25 PM
Unless you live in europe you'll have a heck of a time locating one of those asus boards here in american. I bought my albatron s478/pcie board from singapore since no one stocked it anywhere.
I doubt it'll work with the gx2, you'll be better off with the x1950xtx or 7900gtx.