Just a note to nVidia that people remain interested in this subject, as the number of views of this thread shows. We'd like the AGP port to work for third party gfx cards, optimally via source code as a part of the GPL kernel tree, but it'd be nice to just have it work.
--i'd go for an Asus too if the MSI version wasn't so cheap where i live. i think i can get the fully loaded K7N2 for just less than for the plain A7N8X. Still debating whether to use or return this board.
Save up for a Barton one day.