Buying new mobo need help

By Ishimilli
May 11, 2006
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  1. Hi guys...

    urm urm since discovering i needed a new mobo to fit with my new graphics card which is a pcie.... i am pretty much a complete novice at mobos.

    i don't know how to find out what socket number i need to buy and stuff so any help on how i can find out the information i need to know before i purchase one would be helpful..... and it never hurts to help me find a good one for a good price :p



    also i need this : XFX GeForce 7300 GS PCI-e to fit in it
  2. Jaquio

    Jaquio Newcomer, in training Posts: 130

    First u need to know what type of pcie your card is... then go buy a mobo with that type of pcie slot.... thats it
  3. Ishimilli

    Ishimilli Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    it's x16 but i have no clue what the # sockets are for on the mobo
  4. JMMD

    JMMD TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,177

    Which CPU do you have?
    What's your current motherboard?

    Intel is going to be socket 478, AMD uses 939 or 754.

    New Intel boards are Socket T 775. AMD is still using 939 until June or July and then they switch to AM2. Which is 940.
  5. Ishimilli

    Ishimilli Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    i have a dell with pent 4 so that clears things up for me thanks
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