Questions about Sockets 478s with PCI-E's

By Sorrow
Mar 31, 2007
  1. Hi, I have just been wondering if i get a Motherboard with a Socket 478 and if i fit it with a PCI-E card on it. Such as the ASRock P4VM890 (or if anyone can suggest a more stable mobo), will it have any Problems? Like if the Processor can handle it, Or Will my RAM sticks burn out from the stress of the games.
  2. Nevercheck

    Nevercheck TS Rookie

    i dont think that your mem will burn out by any means, but if you can fit a PCI-e card, it should function fine
  3. joked u 2

    joked u 2 TS Rookie Posts: 128

    read the documentation that came w/ the mobo. there it will tell you what it supports and what it doesn't.
  4. lilaaron

    lilaaron TS Rookie

    it actually doesnt... tell you what video cards it supports
  5. raybay

    raybay TS Evangelist Posts: 7,241   +9

    You should have no BIG problems, but that board comes with VIA integrated onboard video graphics, and DirectX 7. .. and one PCI Express slot.
    You need to disable the VIA video graphics, then do a clean install of the new card's drivers from the disc that came with the card, or by download from the manufacturers site.
    Then download DirectX 9.0 if that is not on the install disc.
  6. CMH

    CMH TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,039   +9

    It should tell you if there's PCI-E or not.

    If it has PCI-E, you shouldn've have problems running a videocard on it. Just make sure its PCI-E, and not plain old PCI.
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