I currently have a gateway 500SE, the motherboard dos'nt have an agp slot on it, so I'm stuck with a 128 mb pci gforce card. I want to know if I can get a different motherboard with an agp slot, and use the same cpu I'm using now with it. If so, what else. if anything would I have to do to complete this. Processor Model : Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 1.80GHz Speed : 1.80GHz Performance Rating : PR1980 (estimated) Type : Standard Package : FC µPGA478 Rated Speed/FSB : 1800MHz / 4x 100MHz Multiplier : 18/1x Generation : G8 Name : P4W (Willamette) Pentium 4 180nm 1.5-2GHz 1.70-1.75V Socket/Slot : X1 Upgrade Interface : Socket 478 Supported Speed(s) : 1.80GHz+ Mainboard Manufacturer : Intel Corporation Model : D845GRG I'm not sure what all info is needed, so let me know if I need to find anything else out. Thanks in advance for any help.
Buy a motherboard off of newegg that fits a Socket 478 that comes with AGP 8. Look at ASUS or NForce preferably. You may or may not need a new case. I do have a Gateway case and it does hold a ASus, but I dont know if your Gateway case would or not. *Edit*: Open up the computer and check if the Processor is locked into the motherboard. If so, you'll be better off building a whole new system from scratch.
Shizzle my nizzle
28th July 2004
If you have a big budget you could get a PCI-Express motherboard and a nice Radeon x800 to go with it. That would mean you could keep your old graphics card and use it for another monitor. If you want that.
I just took the case off, and it dosn't look like the cpu is locked in, I didnt try to take it out or anything though . I don't have a big budget =( or I would surely go with pci x. Thanks for the time and info fellas, I really appreicaite it.