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Motherboard With AGP 8X And PCI Express X16 Slot

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August 21, 2006 1:43:01 PM

Hello people,

Does anyone know of a motherboard having both an AGP slot and PCI express slot also possibly having an NForce chipset ?

Thanks.
August 21, 2006 2:07:49 PM

there are a couple boards running around like that.follow buddy's link there for one and then if you want others just type the search into google and it will show you more.


Dahak

EVGA NF4 SLI READY MB
2X1GIG DDR400 IN DC MODE
X2 4400+@2.4 S-939
520WATT PSU
2 7800GT'S IN SLI CONFIG.
WD 300GIG HD 7200RPM
EXTREME 19IN.CRT MONITOR
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August 21, 2006 2:13:34 PM

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E1681...

This board uses the ULi M1695 chipset and has a REAL 16X PCI-E slot and a REAL 8X AGP slot.

Most other implementations suck.

I have this board and while not perfect is working relatively well.

GL :-D


:lol:  angry_ducky beat me to it while I was typing :lol: 


PS Newegg has this board open boxed every few weeks. I got one for $37.99 delivered and another one for $43.99 delivered. The open boxed version only includes the board -- nothing else.
August 21, 2006 2:18:29 PM

Quote:
:lol:  angry_ducky beat me to it while I was typing :lol: 


:tongue: :tongue: :tongue: I win!
August 21, 2006 2:21:15 PM

:trophy: :trophy: :trophy: :trophy:

Indeed :-D


PS the 939Dual-SATA2 works fine under Linux and win32
August 21, 2006 2:41:41 PM

the Asrock 939 dualsata is a decent board,, have one set up
with amd 3800+ running vista beta 2,, runs well,, update the
chipset drivers and off and running
August 21, 2006 2:48:54 PM

You didn't even say what Socket Mobo you wanted.
August 21, 2006 4:28:43 PM

I would like the motherboard to be able to support an AMD socket 939 CPU.
Thanks.
August 21, 2006 4:33:39 PM

In that case the ASRock 939Dual is a decent choice although not as good as an nForce 4 board.

Unfortunately there are no nForce4 boards that offer both AGP and PCI-E so you're kinda stuck.

If you can afford it I would recommend an nForce 4 from ASUS, DFI or Epox and a PCI-E VGA. Otherwise I would suggest giving the ASRock 939Dual-SATA2 a try.

The ASRock is also upgradable to AM2 with a $30 daughtercard however you would have to purchase an AM2 CPU and 240pin DDR2 to make the switch.

GL :-D
August 21, 2006 4:49:32 PM

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I would like the motherboard to be able to support an AMD socket 939 CPU.
Thanks.


Do you just want to reuse an AGP video card that you already have, or are you going to buy a new PCIe video card?
August 21, 2006 4:58:00 PM

I have a spare EVGA 7800 GS I can use. However the PCI Express X16 slot would add that lovely touch of upgradability and longevity to a system.
August 21, 2006 5:06:00 PM

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I have a spare EVGA 7800 GS I can use. However the PCI Express X16 slot would add that lovely touch of upgradability and longevity to a system.


In that case, I'd get the ASRock mobo.
August 21, 2006 5:23:22 PM

http://www.anandtech.com/showdoc.aspx?i=2524&p=1

i also recommend the asrock 939dual-sata2, i've been very pleased with it and have had no issues with it whatsoever. You can also see that it holds it's own against the nforce4 while having some nice memory oc abilities. it should fit your needs nicely
August 22, 2006 2:48:30 PM

This is the board I ordered.
I had wanted to go with an AM2, but this board in particular makes the upgrade path very easy. I can upgrade video, memory, and hard-drive as required or as desired.
August 22, 2006 3:45:15 PM

Although the nforce3 would be good too, I can say that the specific ULi chipset on this ASRock mobo is solid. Remember also that nvidia acquired ULi, so they provide the ULi drivers now :) 

ASRock has an extra SATA-II connector as well. It has many extras and for the price it is the board to go with. As I tell others, the chipset heatsink may not work alone if you do some serious O'Cing, so if you plan to overclock get a chipset fan. Other than that the system is great, ASRock actually updates their website unlike other cheap manufacturers, heck they even continue to release BIOS updates for the board and provide new updated drivers for chipset/etc. Mine works fine, even when I use two Kingston :oops:  PC3200 DDR 1GB memory modules in dual-channel.
August 24, 2006 3:15:52 PM

Thank you all for the replies. I think I ' ll go with the ASrock motherboard ( socket 939 ).

I think I ' ll go for an Athlon 64 4000+ ( socjet 939 obviously ) as they're really becoming cheap and can be overclocked to an amazing degree, from what I read on the internet. Any tips regarding other hardware ?

As always all criticism is appreciated.
Thanks.
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