Thank you for spending your time reading this thread, and I extremely appreciate all responses, even if you don't respond. Thank you very much for your time.
Well, to get started on with this thread. I'm planning to upgrade my current computer:
ASRock P4i45GV R5.0 motherboard; socket 478 with 533/400MHz FSB
Intel Pentium 4, 3.3GHz (overclocked); SL6PG
2048MB Memory/RAM; PC-2700, DDR333
NVIDIA GeForce 6800, AGP 8x
IDE Hard Drives & DVD-ROM drive
Unfortunately, I don't have enough funds right now to purchase a new computer, so I'd rather upgrade; which will allow me to get back into standards slowly.
I'm not making you read all the above for no reason (luckily ), and my question/help I'm asking for is, could someone please recommend me a socket 775 motherboard (since they support low-end Celeron/Pentium 4 processors to Core 2 Quads)? The 775 motherboard also must support my current hardware (except for the processor, since I want to upgrade to 775); sorry for being picky.
The 775 motherboard which you recommend, could it please support up to at least Core 2 Duo, connect using IDE (NOT SATA ), have an AGP 8x port, and PCI-Express 16x? Also, could the RAM also support PC-2700/DDR333 and above?
I'm sorry if I'm asking for too much, and to be honest, I don't know if this type of motherboard exists. I've done some research into this before asking, but not much avail. ;( If a motherboard such as the above described is found, it will allow me to slowly upgrade to modern standards, instead of make a hastey jump.
Also, I guess not everything has to match. I suppose I could always purchase new RAM to accomodate the new motherboard, or a new GPU, or perhaps even new SATA hard drives; but I don't want to go overboard with my funds.
I'd like to thank everyone who has made it this far, and is still reading. I extremely appreciate your support, thank you very much ;D
To be dead honest, better off saving more money, and getting a modern system. Everything listed in your post is obsolete or not worth spending the money. I know this for I'm running a Socket 775 system with all IDE drives, and I'm saving up to replace it all.