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i been wanted to upgrade my computer for a long time.. but im not sure which motherboard to choose. i do want dual core acually.

i wonder if theres any mobo that supports AM2 and supports AGP. im not sure if theres any.. but theres gotta be one. becuase i dont want to throw away my AGP video card since its already good enough for me.
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I dont think there is one, at least ive never seen one its doubtful even if you found one it would be any good, AGP is almost completely dead as a socket it doesnt pay for companies to make new AGP motherboards.
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mm is there anyway i can upgrade the processor + mobo with out switching to pci - e?
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Count on being forced to upgrade mobo, processor and memory to ddr2 to move to an AM2 board.

There are plenty of cheap AM2 boards with built in graphics and a PCI-E slot for when you can afford a nifty new video card.

You won't find an AM2 board with AGP for sale anywhere, I have tried. Its a blessing in disguise. As stated above, AGP is dead.
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mm ok i kinda decide to give up on AGP and move on
*says bye to 6800XT/GS 256 MB card*

i kinda figured out. but im not sure what to get.
Heres my system now:

AMD Athlon 64+ 3000 2.0 ghz (754 socket)
1 gig samsung ram
160 + 250 harddrive
XFX nVida 6800XT/GS 256 mb agp
creative sound card

heres the stuff i want to upgrade but not sure =S, all in CND currency..
im not sure what motherboard should i get... any recommendations?
im also plaining to stick with the ram for now.. until i get more money to get another set.

$192 - Athlon 64 X2 3800+ AM2 512K dual core
$129 - AMD Athlon 64 3800+ Socket AM2

$185 - XFX 7600 GT XXX 256 DDR3(590)
$169 - Sapphire X800 GTO 256MB
$169 - EVGA e-GeForce 7600GT 256 MB

Edited by silencer.dot, 17 November 2006 - 08:54 PM.

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AMD switched to DDR2 with AM2 im afraid the stuff you have now will be DDR and wont work. Motherboard wise, i like MSI, gigabyte or Abit are the other more obvious choices for you.
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You will definitely have to add DD2 Ram to your list.

For AM2 boards on a budget, I could suggest the M2N4-SLI by Asus. Now its a chipset older then most boards (Nforce 4 series) but supports everything current boards do, plus its SLI readi in case you ever go that route, and its dirt cheap right now at about 110 bucks CDN.
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Its dirt cheap for a reason, i dont touch asus with a barge pole, if they work they are fine they just dont always work.
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May want to change your mind about Gigabyte then, awhile ago they announced Asus would take over manufacture, but they would still be marketed as a distinct product.

Personally I have never had an ASUS, ABIT or Gigabyte board go bad and have no trouble recommending any of them.

Not trying to debate/argue, just saying my experiences differ from yours.
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http://www.newegg.co...N82E16813128321

i was looking at this.. is this good? i proberlyt will have to buy ddr2 ram..
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Looks fine to me.
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