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Well I want to do an upgrade for my b-day coming up in march... I can choose between a 350$ LCD 19in monitor or a proc and MB upgrade around 350 also... What is the best combo for that price... BUT TO THE POINT

What is an xgp slot on this biostar mobo.. I want to know if I can use my agp card on it or not... I want to get a board with nforce 4 that supports agp if it is available... Or trade someone for a pci-e card I dont know....

http://www.newegg.com/product/Produc...82E16813138248

Will I be able to put my 6800gt into this mobo or not is my question... Thanks in advance You guys always know whats up in this area..
    
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post #2 of 15
Yes you can use your AGP card with it...

It's just an AGP slot that uses the PCI Bus.... i think
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The xgp slot is not compatible with all agp cards
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So everything would be good? Has anyone proven this?

Another question.. Is there a better board I could get... I have a 3500+ venice and this board in my newegg shopping cart and hte total is only 254 so I have another 100 to spend.. Is there a better board I could get That might let me use my agp card?

Oh Frost just read your post... Ummmmmmmmm Can anyone find me a compatability chart or something I looked everywhere..

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To be honest with you dudei'm not sure if all card's are compatible with the XGP slot.

If i was you i'd get a decent motherboard, like a DFI SLI-D(R)/Expert'

Sorry bud i just read your post above, there is a Gigabyte baord and also an EpoX motherboard that allow you to use an AGP card with a socket 939 motherboard.
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"Unique to this board is the XGP port which is an AGP port that can be used instead of the PCI Express graphics port"i would get a DFI if I didnt have a damn AGP card that cost me 300 bucks a couple months back...

What Dfi board should I get for sure tho????
I can use my buddies dads 6600gt pci-e when he gets his 7800gtx so I guess its time to sell this 6800gt on ebay...

Thanks again guys.
    
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Originally Posted by PetrolHead
To be honest with you dudei'm not sure if all card's are compatible with the XGP slot.

If i was you i'd get a decent motherboard, like a DFI SLI-D(R)/Expert'

Sorry bud i just read your post above, there is a Gigabyte baord and also an EpoX motherboard that allow you to use an AGP card with a socket 939 motherboard.
I think I would be better off upgrading anyway...... What DFI board is The best price/performance? I need the proc and mobo to be 350-380. Maybe a 3200+?
    
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I'd say a DFI SLI-DR.

Do you need a CPU?, i'd recommend a 3000+ Venice or a 3200 Venice

It all depend's on how much cash you've got to spend.
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Right now I have a DFI SLI-D and a 3200VENICE in my cart on newegg at a grand total of 233 dollars... I think I could step it up to a SLI-DR but whats the differance?350-380btw
    
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