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Socket 478 motherboard with pci express x16 slot

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Last response: in Overclocking
December 12, 2005 10:31:20 PM

I'm not having much luck finding boards with a pci express x16 slot with a CPU socket 478. I did find one but it's a no name. Anyone have a recommendation?

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December 13, 2005 3:02:20 AM

The ASUS P4GD1 is a socket 478 with PCI-E. but its not that stable i only used it for 4 months then boooom!!! off goes to my trash can. :(  but i dunno if your not gonna OC it.. my friend OC it for me so that might be one of the reason.
a b V Motherboard
December 13, 2005 4:51:42 AM

im guessing you want it cause your after a pci-e video card, if you did have a pci-e video card the cpu wouldnt be able to power it enough anyhow (at best it would perform like a slower setup) - buy a new AGP video card and buy a new board/psu/video set later.
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a b K Overclocking
December 14, 2005 3:21:08 AM

WTF are you talking about? P4 3.2E is just as fast as a P4 540 or whatever the S775 version of the 3.2E is. And NO card is fast enough to take advantage of AGP8x, let alone PCIe x16.

Since neither the CPU socket type nor the card interface is a limitting factor, we're still left with ALL CPU's being "too slow" and ALL graphics cards being "a limiting factor".
March 26, 2009 3:22:57 PM

NewEgg has a Biostar P4M900M4 for a 478 socket with pci-16 for $59 (49with $10 rebate), Shiping is free
March 26, 2009 5:14:58 PM

I have the Biostar board. Its not an overclocker (took my P4 3.0 to 3.3Ghz) but seems stable and reliable enuf. Been running it for 3-4 months as a BOINC + Folding@home machine w/ 8600GTS
a b K Overclocking
March 26, 2009 7:11:27 PM

why have this thread been reopened i bet groundhogster has upgraded to i7 by now :p .