Alright well I was planning on getting a new processor but it turns out that I need a new motherboard first. I need something that can do the following...
1. Fit in a standard Compaq Presario case
2. Work with an AGP video card
3. Work with a PCI-E Video card
4. Support a socket 939 processor
Basicaly I plan on installing the new motherboard and putting an AMD Athlon 64 processor and an ATI X850 PRO AGP. When I decide to upgrade to vista I wont to be able to take out that AGP card and put in a PCI-E video card. Can anyone suggest a motherboard for me?
Would this be able to do all that?
So if I get it right you have both the GPU and CPU? You are not planning on buying those I hope. So what wroong with you old mobo?
Yes that board will work, however I strongly unadvise buying PC components over ebay.
But what you are doing can't really be considered as a huge 'upgrade', as the 939 socket is out dated.
Out of interest, how much money do you have to play with?
Well my old motherboard doesnt support the processor I want - nothing wrong with it. I was planning on buying the processor and I already have a AGP graphics card (wanted something like this so I could upgrade to PCI-E later). How is it that outdated? It will work with the AMD Athlon 64 FX which isnt outdated correct? Or is that now considered outdated too? lol.
Basicaly my plan was this... I can get that processor and windows vista for about $400 together. If I can get this motherboard for $50 or less I would then be at $450 and have the ability to upgrade to vista once I got a PCI-E card. But I don't want to upgrade to vista yet so I could stay on my XP for a while on my current AGP card. Does this way of upgrading make no sense? what would you suggest? (I would say I have $500 max to spend on this but cheaper would be prefered).
the socket 939 is no longer in production. I have the asrock dual sata in my media pc. It works very well. They are not really in production anymore, either. The current sockets are am2 for AMD & 775 for the Intel c2d.
check www.asrock.com i think they have a socket 939 motherboard that supports agp and pci express well they have a lga 775 version i know that much the dual vsta was replaced by 4 core dual vsta just a updated dual vsta with support for 4 core processors like the the quad core by intel
So if I get it right you are planing on buying a socket 939 CPU? The way I see it is that theres really not any point in doing so. I whould rather save up some more money and get my self a whole new system, rather then buying old outdated parts.
vikke - yeah thats what I was planning on doing :/ well I guess you're probably right. gerg, well thanks for the info people!
Why don't you buy a 940 CPU and motherboard, and a PCI-E graphics card? There's no point buying an old CPU with a pretty rubbish motherboard when you're going to upgrade to PCI-E anyway. Either do all of it with more recent hardware, or wait and do all of it with recent hardware.