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Alright so ive been looking at some new mother boards and i fold one that will work with my current setup....its actually pretty damn good for the money (like $40)....gives me a lot of upgrading room (DDR400, P4 to 3 Ghz)....but anyway all in all it would cost me about $30-$40 total for the new mother board and to switch my current PCI FX 5700LE to an 8x AGP set up will i gain a lot more performance that way???? with the 8x set up??? i currently only get like a 4500 score on 3dmark01 will i see a drastic increase with this new setup??? is it worth the hassle???

by the way the motherboard is a Intel D865GLC micro ATX board its actually a pretty nice board for the money....check it out if you want....http://www.intel.com/design/motherbd/lc/
 

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intel is possibly the worst or one of the worst motherboard manufacturers around man

i wouldnt buy one

look into an asus, dfi, abit or msi, they all make sweet boards, and you can get an asus motherboard for pretty cheap

oh and if you have a PCI video card, as far as i know its not gonna fit into an AGP slot , meaning that you wont be able to use it in an agp motherboard


but you will notice a huge difference performance-wise switching from PCI to AGP graphics
 

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intel is possibly the worst or one of the worst motherboard manufacturers around man

i wouldnt buy one

look into an asus, dfi, abit or msi, they all make sweet boards, and you can get an asus motherboard for pretty cheap

oh and if you have a PCI video card, as far as i know its not gonna fit into an AGP slot , meaning that you wont be able to use it in an agp motherboard


but you will notice a huge difference performance-wise switching from PCI to AGP graphics

I know the PCI wont fit.....lol....but on the intel boards....all i know is my current board runs as smooth as butter i never have any problems with it and stuff loads nice....so i think i might just stick with it its a cheap upgrade anyway so whatev its good enough for me....so i will see a huge difference switching from PCI to 8x AGP???

since were on the topic....will this board support a 1.8 Celeron socket 478??? http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...e=STRK:MEWA:IT
 

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Trust me... the ONE place you DON'T want to skimp is the motherboard... everythign else can be changed but the motherboard tends to stay with you for a long time.
 

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yeah you will

PCI isnt designed for graphics cards and the power is low

and AGP slot is for graphics only and will increase your performace huge

a 5700 PCI is WAY less powerful than a 5700 AGP
 

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and yeah Kittani is right, if you cant dish out about 100 bucks then dont even upgrade man, a cheap motherboard is a waste and youll end up getting rid of it
 

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yeah you will

PCI isnt designed for graphics cards and the power is low

and AGP slot is for graphics only and will increase your performace huge

a 5700 PCI is WAY less powerful than a 5700 AGP

i like my set up a lot on my computer now....basically all this new motherboard is is an upgraded version of mobo right now....theres nothing wrong with my computer at all....it'll give me a lot of room to upgrade if i want to later....because i think this is just gonna be temporary since i might build my own computer later on....when i get around to getting a job.....lol

P.S. you wanna see cheap???? lol check out the bad ass board i have now.....Intel D845GRG lmao http://www.intel.com/design/motherbd/rg/
 

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That's why I bought mine... room to maneuver. If you plan on overclocking get an nvidia Mobo... you shoudl think about an SLI mobo as you can still use your PCI card till you can save up the dough for PCIx cards... you'll thank yourself later as you won;t have to make the jump to AGP THEN the jump to PCIX when AGP disappears.
 

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I would also say go whith an AMD proc not an Intel, they tend to be better bang for your buck. But if you do get an Intel proc do not get an Intel board to go with this.
 

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yeah that one aint that bad

god i hate how intel uses all these "micro-atx" boards

why not make a damn full size.. so much easier to work with and way better with heat
 

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fumacation keep quiet lol, amd sucks for cheap cost... semprons are garbage

i'd take a celeron anyday
 

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yeah that one aint that bad

god i hate how intel uses all these "micro-atx" boards

why not make a damn full size.. so much easier to work with and way better with heat

Yea...i kinda figured it out itll only cost me like 30-40 bucks....plus the AGP version of my card (FX 5700LE) is cheaper so ill get some money back on that (newegg rocks!)....plus itll give me room to upgrade a little if i want to later on....even if its temporary or gonna be a while itll be a lot nicer then what i have now....
 

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You can get full size but if you are going to do that go all the way and get an nforce( most likly nforce3) chip set and an AMD proc. I would be more than willing to help you find one in your price range. As would most other overclock.net users.
 
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