I am looking for an asus 478 socket motherboard with pci-express. The cache is that it **must** support gx2. So far I haven't found anything and nvidia's compatibility site does not include which motherboards are what socket type.
No chance mate. Only a few companies actually bothered making one (although ASUS was one). And it was quite a long time ago.
If you want ASUS then your only choice is a P4V800D-X. All the hybrid Socket 478/AGP/PCI-E boards suck and that one is no exception. And does it support a GX2? I doubt it. It certainly won't have been tested, so don't bother looking.
So... uh... are you going to tell me what is so horrible about these 478 socket pci-e boards? I would hope you have some reason for saying they suck so badly.. Maybe an example or anything other than just your opinion and leaving it at that? All I know for sure is that these boards are rare.
I didn't make myself clear with the first post. I am basically looking for something that can run a 7950 gx2 with my intel exterme edition. Nvidia has not updated their compatibility site since launch date of the gx2 which was a long time ago. Thus not so many people use the 7950 with the motherboards listed in *[COLOR=Blue]this link.[COLOR=Black]*[/COLOR] [COLOR=Black]Boards like the asus P4GD1 are what came to mind. But if anyone can tell me how I would go about finding out if the gx2 will work? Appearntly it doesn't work for all motherboards and I need to find one that does. Thank you.
-To me this is a way to spend 600$ to keep perfectly good hardware going for a few more years. Rather than 1,500$ after a short while. [/COLOR][/COLOR]
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23rd November 2003
There are a few around. I used one with a 2.4 P4 and it was fine, although with a different gfx card, but it should still be fine. Although if its a slow processor you wont be getting the best from a GX2 so it may be overkill spending that much on a gfx card.
Disconnecting;3349073So... uh... are you going to tell me what is so horrible about these 478 socket pci-e boards? I would hope you have some reason for saying they suck so badly.. Maybe an example or anything other than just your opinion and leaving it at that? All I know for sure is that these boards are rare.
As a rule, a board like that does not perform as well as a 'normal' socket 478 board, or a standard LGA775 board. Essentially it's because the chipsets used on the motherboards to get both socket 478 and PCI-E aren't particularly brilliant. Which when you're hooking it up to a 7950GX2 (not to mention a P4EE) is the last thing you want.
As for whether a GX2 works, no idea. Those boards all came out long before the GX2, so whether nVidia has updated it or not doesn't really matter in your case. Only chance you have is of finding someone who has tried it...and people mad enough to use a rubbish mobo with a decent P4 and a 7950GX2 are in even shorter supply than the motherboards...
Okay so basicly I need to find a 478 board that has had a bios update to support gx2 since they were all made before then. Hopefully I can find someone that has used a 478 board in the past. For a worst case I could find someplace with a godly return policy. Thanks for the help I should be set now.
I should be set now. Thanks. :)
That's if you can find a retailer that actually still stocks one of these boards. Chances are you'll be forced to fleaBay it. Personally I'd do one of three things.
Firstly, what I did, which is forget PCI-E for the moment and get an AGP 7800GS.
Second, build a PCI-E system and either keep your current components as a spare PC or try and sell them.
Third, stick it out for a while longer until your entire system needs upgrading, instead of just the graphics card.