PCI-X and Socket 478 Mobo?

Hi everyone,

I have not seen many motherboards that have both Socket 478 and PCI-X.

I would like to put a new 7900GT in my old 478 pin P4 (800 Mhz FSB w/ PC-3200 RAM). :D

Does anyone have any recommendations on a make / model?

Thanks!
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  1. One problem with doing that. Your ram is going to slow down to ddr333, which is going to hurt performance. The FSB will also slow down to 533Mhz which is going to REALLY hurt performance. It would be a smarter idea to keep the 7900GT for now, and pick up the following parts when you have the money:

    CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo E6300

    Mobo: Gigabyte GA=965P-DS3

    RAM: OCZ Gold 2GB (2 x 1GB) DDR2-800

    Power Supply: Antec Truepower 480W

    If this simply isn't an option, your best bet would be to go for This board
  2. Ahh PCI-E is the key. lol

    Thank You guys for your info.

    I'll probably stick with my existing RAM and Processor for a few more months, I'll be happier with a new car next month instead! :lol:

    I currently have an Asus P4PE-X.. I like Asus stuff.
    I got this 7900GT as a free replacement for a broken 6800GT :) yay

    Thanks Again
  3. Quote:
    One problem with doing that. Your ram is going to slow down to ddr333, which is going to hurt performance. The FSB will also slow down to 533Mhz which is going to REALLY hurt performance. It would be a smarter idea to keep the 7900GT for now, and pick up the following parts when you have the money:

    CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo E6300

    Mobo: Gigabyte GA=965P-DS3

    RAM: OCZ Gold 2GB (2 x 1GB) DDR2-800

    Power Supply: Antec Truepower 480W

    If this simply isn't an option, your best bet would be to go for This board


    The board that you pointed out is not compatible with Pentium 4s. It is fore Pentium M processors.

    I don't think that there is a solution for PCI-e with socket 478. I have a socket 478 system and have looked around some. Intel never made a chipset for socket 478 that supported PCI-e.

    You are probably just going to have to buy a new computer.
  4. i got a esc mobo socket 478 and i wanna get a conroe.. but their cost me a arm and a leg to buy
  5. Quote:
    The board that you pointed out is not compatible with Pentium 4s. It is fore Pentium M processors.


    Hmm.... you're right. I don't usully miss things like that. Thanks for pointing it out.
  6. OMFG STOP CALLING IT PCI-X

    It is PCI-E. PCI-X is a 64-bit PCI port. Good God.
  7. Ya... that bugs me too.... I don't usually make it obvious I'm that pissed about it though..... I tend to make people run off crying when I do that...... *sniff* I'm so alone.....
  8. Just to add on to what you said... PCI-X and PCI-E are NOT THE SAME! PCI-E is primarilyl used for Graphics while PCI-X is a 64-bit PCI slot running at 66/100/133/266/533 MHz... now I haven't seen any mobos that support the 266 or 533 but they're coming out with a 1066... ok completely off topic. Also, PCI-X is generally used for network cards and RAID controllers.
  9. Um... ok... why do you have so many? I'm fine with just one. Now I need a SCSI controller for my next build, anyone heard anything about the LSI MEGARAID SCSI 4X? It's quad-channel SCSI... drool.
  10. sure there are like four (pci-E) out there i have two of them Asus p4rd1 and p4gd1 there are others, if you just hit the search button you'll find em.
    either way they fetch a nice price. i just sold an rd1 for $175
    ithink ecs p4rs400 might

    albatron has one too

    or you caan try this http://cgi.ebay.com/Asus-P4RD1-MX-P4GD1-MB-Socket-478-PCI-E-Display-Slot_W0QQitemZ120011415017QQihZ002QQcategoryZ80158QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem
    but i am kind of werry? <sp>? low price +overseas???????
    or this one that i just picked up
    http://cgi.ebay.com/Asus-Asrock-P4Twins-HDTV-Socket-478-PCI-E-DDR-or-DDR2_W0QQitemZ120011424563QQihZ002QQcategoryZ80158QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem
  11. try P4Dual-915GL --> http://www.asrock.com/product/P4Dual-915GL.htm

    don't know if there is one in your local store. there's no more in indonesia.
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