Motherboard replacement question Tags: Motherboards Pci Express Graphics Cards Alienware Last response: March 28, 2006 5:50 AM in Motherboards Share fazumar March 27, 2006 11:45:07 PM Hello, I have a 2 year old Alienware box, which currently has a motherboard which has only AGP slots. I am looking to upgrade my graphics card for more up to date things, such as oblivion, etc. My question is this, is there a way for me to buy a PCI-E motherboard, and simply replace my current intel CPU into the new motherboard... or are the actual CPU's "one shot" deals? also, are there any other complications to think about? I am just wanting to pick up a nice mid level PCI-E gfx card for a couple hundred bucks or so, and if there are going to be issues i dont forsee, ill start looking at other options now, thanks for the advice!! More about : motherboard replacement question | E-mail me updates | Report abuse Register or log in to remove ShortyNumber45 March 28, 2006 3:07:44 AM what's you current CPU? if it's a socket 478 there are some socket 478 mobo with PCI e slot but are very rare. Most likely, if you buy a new mobo you will also need to buy a new processor. | Report abuse fazumar March 28, 2006 5:50:02 AM Ahhh ok, thank you very much how much aprox would it run (assuming i went to a good site with reasonable prices) to get one of those nice Nforce (or whatever they are called) motherboards.... and a AMD 64 (or whatever is recommended) CPU at 3ghz or better? | Report abuse Ask the community Publish Tom's Hardware>Forum>Motherboards>Motherboard replacement question> Related ressources: ForumReplacement Motherboard for Gateway FX6800-01e ForumQuestion about motherboard replacement ForumQuestion about motherboard replacement for Sony Vaio VGN-CS230j/r Forum[DELL XPS 600] Motherboard replacement w/ regular atx motherboard ForumFried Motherboard replacement question ... ForumReplacement motherboard help? ForumMotherboard Replacement ForumMotherboard replacement question ... ForumReplacement motherboard ForumDell xps 430 replacement motherboard ForumAlternative replacement motherboard for emachines T6420,other models ForumMotherboard replacement ForumReplacement Motherboard _ Recommendations? Forumreplacement motherboard for SONY VAIO ForumDell inspiron 1564 motherboard replacement ForumIntel i5 3550p & AS Rock Z77 PRO 3 ForumNeed help choosing motherboard. ForumLooking for a good Motherboard ForumASUS A7N8X Deluxe Mem Upgrade Question ForumCould the motherboard be damaged :? More resources Read discussions in other Motherboards categories BIOS Boot Chipsets ASRock Asus Chaintech DFI Elitegroup FIC Foxconn Gigabyte Intel MSI-Microstar !