most nforce2 boards (thats probably ALL OF THEM!!) have AGP slots and are 8x compliant as this has been developed in time to be included.
it makes no sense for a manufacturer to omit AGP/8x on and mobo being made since the begining of this year (when 8x was being released...)
Well I didnt get the AMD 2500. Instead I bought the 2400. I'm a bumbass but it is holding up pretty good at the speed its going. A major thing I see is my PCI video card and hard drive. Other then that its doing good to me. And yes I have the Asus A7V8X-X Mobo