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October 15, 2006 2:40:39 PM

I wonder if some1 can help me? My agp graphics card has just died, so im going to upgrade my motherboard to pci-e and get a new processer. The board i can get really cheap is a gigabyte 965p. My question is i dont really want to get a expensive pci-e dx9 card when dx10 will be out soon so can i get a really cheap agp card and will it run in this board just for now thx.

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October 15, 2006 2:58:00 PM

A Gigabyte 965P does not support AGP cards. Just buy a cheap PCI-e one.
October 15, 2006 3:04:51 PM

Ok thx for that. Looking round the net it seems some people say that it will be another year to 18 months for real dx10 games to come out so i might get a fairly good dx9 card for now i think
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October 15, 2006 3:10:55 PM

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Ok thx for that. Looking round the net it seems some people say that it will be another year to 18 months for real dx10 games to come out so i might get a fairly good dx9 card for now i think


Good idea. That will also allow some of the original bugs to be worked out of Vista too.
October 15, 2006 3:22:50 PM

A "really cheap" PCIe card will be much faster than a "really cheap" AGP card.
October 15, 2006 3:49:20 PM

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A "really cheap" PCIe card will be much faster than a "really cheap" AGP card.

Yup. PCI-E has taken over the market so you can find great deals. X850XTPE for like $120, or 7600GT for like $130. No AGP card in that range can come close.
October 15, 2006 6:13:30 PM

DX10 games will be here in a few short months, not anything close to a year.

So i suggest buying a cheap PCIe DX9 card now and waiting for R600.
Or u can buy an expensive DX9 card now and sell it, works either way. 7900 GTO/X1900XT 256 is what u should get.
October 15, 2006 9:35:24 PM

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A "really cheap" PCIe card will be much faster than a "really cheap" AGP card.

Yup. PCI-E has taken over the market so you can find great deals. X850XTPE for like $120, or 7600GT for like $130. No AGP card in that range can come close.
The X850XT PE is very nice, and it has 2x DVI.
October 16, 2006 2:03:45 AM

Can I put a agp 8x graphic card into a PCI Express 16x slot?
October 16, 2006 2:24:56 AM

Nope, they are different slots completely. 240 Pin DDR2 RAM wont fit in 184 pin DDR slots either :D 
October 16, 2006 3:38:12 AM

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DX10 games will be here in a few short months


:roll:

Like you really know.

Here is the list of the upcoming DX 10 that we'll probably see first.

Crysis
Alan Wake
BioShock
Company of Heroes w/ Patch
Age of Conan
Halo 2 PC
UT2007 w/ Patch
Flight Simulator X
EVE Online w/ Patch
Hellgate: London

Halo 2 will ship at the launch of Vista(supposedly) and the others....no one can be sure about.
October 16, 2006 3:55:26 AM

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ASRock 775Dual-VSTA has support for AGP and PCI-E

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

You know, while that might be a super cheap, no frills board, it would help me get into a Core 2 Duo or Kentsfield slowly and cheaply. I've got a good AGP graphics card, I've 2GB of Kingston Hyper-X DDR and I've got a good 430W PSU that can probably work with the mobo. I can buy this cheap board and a nice new C2D or Quad Core Kentsfield and be up and running. I bet this motherboard has zero overclocking options though. :cry: 
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