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Upgrading CPU and Motherboard

By themask446
Jul 2, 2008
  1. Hi, I've been thinking to upgrading to Athlon 64 4800+ X2 DualCore
    with M52L-S3 AM2, nForce 520LE, DDRII800, PCI-E now my question is this: I have Radeon HD 2600 512MB but it's "AGP 8x/ compliant motherboard with one x16 graphic slot" as the box says so can I some how maybe plug it in the new mother board with PCI-E slot?

    Thanks
     
  2. Obi-Wan Jerkobi

    Obi-Wan Jerkobi TS Maniac Posts: 502

    AGP 8x and PCI-Ex16 are 2 different types of slots. AGP is not compatible with PCI-E. They're not interchangeable, the motherboard is just telling you it has an AGP slot and a PCI-Ex16 slot.
     
  3. themask446

    themask446 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    So basicaly there is no way to some how connect my video card to PCI-E?
    By the way the AGP motherboards,are they still manufactured? Because I'm having trouble finding one in my local computer stores...
     
  4. Obi-Wan Jerkobi

    Obi-Wan Jerkobi TS Maniac Posts: 502

    AGP motherboards are still manufactured. But they're pretty hard to find and relatively cheaply made because AGP is a dying technology. You would be better off just getting another card for the new motherboard.
     
  5. themask446

    themask446 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    oh,okay,thanks!
     
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