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 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. 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? Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedMotherboard Replacement Question Forum SolvedHPE 467c-b Motherboard Replacement Question Forum Motherboard replacement question Forum Question about motherboard replacement Forum Msi motherboard north bridge heatsink replacement question Forum Question about motherboard replacement for Sony Vaio VGN-CS230j/r Forum Fried Motherboard replacement question... Forum Motherboard replacement question Forum Motherboard replacement question... Forum SolvedReplacing motherboard, question regarding drivers Forum SolvedQuestions for replacing old motherboard with a new motherboard, then dealing with Operating System. Forum SolvedOS questions (replacing motherboard) Forum SolvedGetting a new/replacement Asus P9X79 via RMA due to dead audio; question about my RAID 5 array... Forum SolvedMotherboard Replacement For Dell Vostro 3500? Forum Solvedcomparable motherboard replacement Forum SolvedReplacement MB Question Forum Solveddell optiple gx620 motherboard replacement Forum Replacing CPU + Motherboard.. Question Forum SolvedHDD replacement question Forum SolvedMotherboard replacement issues Forum More resources Read discussions in other Motherboards categories BIOS Boot Chipsets ASRock Asus Chaintech DFI Elitegroup FIC Foxconn Gigabyte Intel MSI-Microstar !