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AGP & PCI-E x16 Motherboard

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February 24, 2007 9:11:19 AM

Hi Guys,

Are there any motherboards that support both agp & pci-e x16, as i want to upgrade to a core2 Duo E6300, but dont want to get rid of my Graphics card (BFG 7600gs 512mb), or my 1gig PC3200 ram... But want the option to upgrade these items later when cash is more available ?

Any help would be much appreciated...!

Cheers...

Bulldog
February 24, 2007 10:04:43 AM

ASrock 775Dual-Vista.

Not the best in terms of overclocking, but it has AGPx8, PCI-E, DDR1, DDR2.
February 24, 2007 10:18:39 AM

I have a 775-dual VSTA.

It has indeed DDR/DDR2 and AGP8x/PCI-E, but the PCI-E isn't a 16x port, but a 4x... it doesn't seem to be a problem with midrange GPUs, but it might bottleneck high-end video cards...
anyway, who would plug a 8800 GTX into a $50 mobo ?

Except that, this mobo isn't too bad.
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February 24, 2007 10:23:54 AM

I put a ASrock 775Dual-Vista into my girlfriends computer and have no problems with it. She's not into OCing, so I don't know about that aspect, but it's stable and it works.

Started out with an 3.4 P4 CPU, GeForce 7800 AGP and Corsair DDR-400, she's now running a E6600 CPU, X1950 Pro PCIe, and Corsair DDR2-677.

It's a great way to use older stuff (as long as it's Socket 775) while providing a upgrade path.
February 24, 2007 10:25:42 AM

i have had nothing but good personal experiences with that mobo and most asrock mobos in general, personally, i like them because they are stable, cheap and have lots and lots of handy features, although they may not be super dooper overclockers they have a great feature set to counter that usually.
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