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My friend wants to buy a new motherboard so, he's looking for the cheapest motherboard that has atleast 3 PCI Express slots and fits a PGA478 socket.He would prefer an Intel make.Thanks. :tazz:
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Hi. Your friend just needs to start shopping. Google is a good tool for that. Possible places to look http://www.geeks.com/ and newegg.com. There are a multitude of others.
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Hi.  Your friend just needs to start shopping.  Google is a good tool for that.  Possible places to look http://www.geeks.com/  and newegg.com.  There are a multitude of others.

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We've searched everywhere but we simply couldn't find a motherboard that fits the pga 478 socket and has PCI Express slots.We really need help. :tazz:
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My guess would be if you can't find it in searching the internet with google and appropriately defining and refining your searches, it may not exist.
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I've never heard PGA478 before. I am assuming it means Socket 478...?

If so, then check out this one....
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I've never heard PGA478 before.  I am assuming it means Socket 478...?

If so, then check out this one....

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Yes socket 478 and pga478 are one and the same.We would like to highlight the fact that we are looking for a motherboard with atleast 2 PCI Express 16x slots.
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Such boards arent yet available for purchase and when they do they will be for the current socket typed not the old ones.
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Such boards arent yet available for purchase and when they do they will be for the current socket typed not the old ones.

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But we've seen so many models with PCI Express 16x slots that fit other sockets like the 775 etc.Yet haven't found a socket 478 motherboard with PCI Express 16x slots.Is PCI Express 16x incompatible with or what ? :tazz:

Edited by gamermaimer, 18 September 2005 - 11:57 PM.

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PCI-ex is being put on new boards as when they designed 478 boards it wasnt out, i dont look at intel hardware much so i dont know if there are any pci-ex 478 ones ill take a quick look. But you cant get two 16x slots they are for gfx cards only and you can get two of the slots but they only run at x8 speed when you do that.

You need to do some research on the hardware sites there have been loads of articles on PCI-ex of late.

From what i see they dont do PCI-Ex in 478 i would be surprised if they did manufacturers dont want to put new features on old boards as they want you to switch to the new socket types and models.

Edited by warriorscot, 19 September 2005 - 05:57 AM.

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PCI-ex is being put on new boards as when they designed 478 boards it wasnt out, i dont look at intel hardware much so i dont know if there are any pci-ex 478 ones ill take a quick look. But you cant get two 16x slots they are for gfx cards only and you can get two of the slots but they only run at x8 speed when you do that.

You need to do some research on the hardware sites there have been loads of articles on PCI-ex of late.

From what i see they dont do PCI-Ex in 478 i would be surprised if they did manufacturers dont want to put new features on old boards as they want you to switch to the new socket types and models.

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But aren't there some sort of socket converters that convert a socket 478 processor to fit say, socket 775 ? By the way is the actual performance affected if a High-End PCI Express graphics card is fitted to an AGP 8x slot via bridge chip ?
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There isnt converters unless you have a motherboard from ECS i think which the cpu is mounted on different cards. PCI-Ex and AGP are not compatible like i said do some research there is loads of articles on the subject and it will explain it to you.
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There isnt converters unless you have a motherboard from ECS i think which the cpu is mounted on different cards. PCI-Ex and AGP are not compatible like i said do some research there is loads of articles on the subject and it will explain it to you.

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Thanks for the guidance.
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