CPU/Mobo/Memory compatibility Question

Hello all,

My questions is this,

I currently have a Pentium 4 3.00 GHZ processor; 1 gb of ram; and an outdated Mobo that only has AGP slots, and I am looking to upgrade to a mobo with PCI-E for gaming reasons.

My question is this,
Do I have to replace the CPU and Memory, or are there types of Mobos that I can just switch out those 2 components, as it is pretty much the dealbreaker if I cannot.

And if I CAN do this, Can someone recommend a stable, inexpensive PCIE mobo with a gamer in mind.

Many thanks!
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  1. did a bit of research: hope this info helps a vet on here gimme advice.

    my current mobo is an "Asus p4c800-E Deluxe"

    and the CPU Itself:
    Intel Pentium 4 3.0 ghz 512k l2 cashe 800mhz fsb

    I believe the CPU is 478 socket/pins

    hope that helps,
  2. Asus has a couple PCI-Express boards for Socket 478.

    The 915 chipset supports both DDR and DDR2, but I'm not sure which Asus is using on their PCI-Express socket 478 boards because I haven't looked into it much.
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