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    Default Re: soc 478 motherboard with pci express?

    What you need to do is find one of those motherboards, then you would be swapping your CPU into it. The 915 chipset is used as it is for PCI-E. That board is definitely a Socket 478 board. They are just very hard to find. I say a link to an ASrock board in another thread, but you would be wise to try to get the ASUS board if possible.
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    The people that you are dealing with know far more about what they speak than you give them credit for.
    bit harsh!
    i dont know that much, but can't you put a s478 p4 into a pentium m motherboard? that gives you a large range of boards to choose from, but, again, this may not be possible.
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    Default Re: soc 478 motherboard with pci express?

    I just assumed that since I had a socket 478 motherboard now I had to get another one. Are you saying that any P4 cpu will fit into any P4 motherboard?

    If so, thats great news and thank you. Please reply cause Im not sure if thats what your saying or not.

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    Default Re: soc 478 motherboard with pci express?

    My justification in buying a new board is that I can almost get one for free with the money I save on the pci express 6800 GS instead of agp. If my cpu will fit in this board, I would like to get it. It had ddr and ddr2. It will also support a dual core processor when Im ready to upgrade. What do ya'll think about this??

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/CustRa...82E16813157080

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    Default Re: soc 478 motherboard with pci express?

    If you intend on keeping your Soecket 478 CPU, then you must use a Socket 478 motherboard. There are no Socket 478 boards on the planet that support DDR2. You would need to get a new CPU and Motherboard (Socket 775) for that. The ASUS motherboard I linked for you is a Socket 478 motherboard that runs DDR memory, not DDR2. If you are worried about future upgrades, then wait and get a Socket 774 CPU/Motherboard. It does make more sense.
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    Default Re: soc 478 motherboard with pci express?

    Quote Originally Posted by jjordan27
    First off, there is only one pic on that page and it is neither a s478 or a t775 so I dont know what the hell your talking about.

    Second, I found this board and I think it will work, what do you think casecutter?

    http://www.asus.com/products4.aspx?l1=3&l2=12&l3=0&model=771&modelmenu =1
    By this post and a few others you done recently I now know how truly stupid and immature you are so I will not be replying to anymore of your posts.

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    Default Re: soc 478 motherboard with pci express?

    Here is a link to an ASROCK socket 478 motherboard that supports both PCIe and AGP8x/4x. It does not support DDR2.

    http://www.asrock.com/product/P4Dual-880Pro.htm

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    Default Re: soc 478 motherboard with pci express?

    Here is a link to another ASROCK 478 board with both AGP and PCIe support and a link to a store in Canada that sells it.

    http://www.asrock.com/product/product_P4Dual-915GL.htm

    http://www.linkcanada.ca/shop3/MotherboardIndex.asp

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    Default Re: soc 478 motherboard with pci express?

    hang on, jjordan27, think about it. the agp GS can mostly be unlocked, and if you got one, your PC would be good for a while yet. a S478 is just too old now, so why not get a gs as a stopgap, and wait until AMD and Intel release their newest chips? prices will have gone down then, so a full upgrade could be done later on, with a LGA775 intel (current Intel socket) or a S939 AMD (current, but soon to change, AMD socket)
    Last edited by Munkul; 03-07-2006 at 04:27 PM.
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    Default Re: soc 478 motherboard with pci express?

    Very good advice Munkul. I decided to upgrade my motherboard, cpu, and gpu.

    I found an ASRock 939 board that supports SLI Athalon 64, fx, x2. In SLI both pci-e run at 16X. It also has some other nice features and it was only 84$ Oh, it is also upgradable to socket 940!

    To go with it I got an Athalon 64 3700+San Diego and an overclocked 6800GS (490mhz) I will get another for SLI later when I have more flow.

    I am selling my P43.2gig cpu and mobo along with alot of other accesories for about $300 so I will get to upgrade my system for only the cost of the GPU! Thanks for the help guys.

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