Posted on 2004-11-12
Last Modified: 2013-11-08
I want to make an upgade and I was thinking in a P4 3.2 or Athlon 64 3.2. If I go with the P4 can I use my old video card (ATI 9800 pro AGP) into PCI Express 16x slot?

Frankly I like more the Athlon 64 but the mother board dosen't have the PCI Express slot that I think can be useful for later upgrades.

The board is a Chaintech NF3-250. Is is a good board? or Asus K8V
Question by:diegomolineaux
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    by:Lee W, MVP
    AGP is not PCI Express.  Won't work.  As for your other questions, not sure.

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    No, the AGP and PCI Express slots are not the same. You would need to get a new graphics card if you went with PCI Express.

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    Then I go with the Athlon 64.
    wish one is better board
    -Chaintech NF3-250
    -Asus K8V Deluxe
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    Your question is a bit of a mess, but I will do my best :)

    No matter which platform do you choose (athlon or Intel), the PCI Express is not going to work with your GPU (Graphic Processing Unit, or more simply, Graphic Card) as it has different connections to the motherboard(number of pins). PCI Express might be the go for the future, as Creative is already preparing their new Sound Card and they intend to only making it available for PCI-Express. In graphic cards, you would have to buy the other one, which might a pain, but if youre able to sell your old one somehwere(e.g. ebay), then it shouldnt be a problem.

    SO if you want to go for the PCI Express solutions, be sure to wait for nForce4, which is a new chipset announced to be released this year and is for AMD 64+ proccessors as well as PCI Express.

    If you want to stick with your current machine, then I would recommend Asus K8V Deluxe from the ones that you have chosen, as it is probably more reliiable, stable and has good overlocking features.

    Hope this helps!!

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