Need help with upgrading motherboard

By Dennis_84
Feb 15, 2006
  1. Hello,
    I am trying to upgrading my motherboard but I don't know what kind do I need.
    currently I have asus 754 socket motherboard, but that doesn't have pci-e slot in it, and I need the one with pci-e slot in it. so my question is, can I use any socket, like 939 socket ot any other socket or do I have to buy 754 socket? and what is the other stuff that I need to look in it before I buy it? I really appriciate your help. Thanks guys.

    Other system specs:
    AMD 3200+ 2.2 ghz
    1 GB ram
    bfg 7800 gs agp video card
    120 GB hard drive
  2. s3xynanigoat

    s3xynanigoat TS Rookie Posts: 94

    If I am not mistaken, a socket 754 is actually referring to a socket 478 motherboard. If this is the case, you will not be able to find a socket 478 with a PCI-e slot. I am only going off of memory on this so I may be incorrect.

    EDIT * Bleh, I am wrong. My appologies and please do not consider this post when making your decision.
  3. PanicX

    PanicX TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 669

    If you want to use your current processor (754) you will need a motherboard that supports the 754 socket. The other problem is finding a motherboard with PCI Express and an AGP slot for your graphics card. I only found 1 on Newegg, the Jetway 754GT-P-EC.
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