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Some advice please!

By daddystabz
Mar 4, 2007
  1. I made a BONEHEADED move tonight! I went out and bought a new graphics card because I have been wanting to buy one for a long time. I've had my old ATI X-1600 Pro for a while and needed something a bit beefier. I went to the store and picked up a brand new GeForce 8800 GTS 640 MB card BUT I forgot to even check to see if my motherboard supported PCI Express 16! I got home and found out my motherboard does not. I was very unhappy to say the least. It seems my motherboard (An ASUS P4C 800 Deluxe) only supports AGP 8x.

    I have been wanting to upgrade my system lately. My current system is a Pentium 4 2.6 GHZ Hyper Threaded with 2 GB PC 3200 Dual DDR 400 RAM and the Asus P4C 800 deluxe motherboard. I am thinking of buying a new motherboard when I get my next check and I am considering either the ASUS P5B Deluxe (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16813131045) or the Gigabyte GA-965P-DQ6 (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16813128323).

    My questions are: If I buy one of those 2 boards when I get paid can I use my current processor in either of them with my new graphics card until I get paid again to buy a new processor? I'll probably go with either an E6400 or E6600 Dual Core when I can. I really want to use this new graphics card as soon as I can and I am wondering if I can get one of those new motherboards and use with my old processor temporarily until I can buy the new processor? Would my current RAM (mentioned earlier) work with any of these board as well?
     
  2. nickc

    nickc TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,650

    neither MB will work with your existing processor and the second one is no longer available.
     
  3. daddystabz

    daddystabz TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 129

    Great...it seems like I'm in a mess now. What about my 2 GB of PC 3200 400 mhz RAM. Would any of it work with any of those boards?
     
  4. beef_jerky4104

    beef_jerky4104 Banned Posts: 1,094

    No Because your memory is DDR. While the memory those boards use is DDR2.

    DDR has 184 pins. DDR2 uses 240 pins.
     
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