#1
I'd just like to ask that can I replace following components with new ones.

Radeon x1300/1550 -> GeForce 8800GS (PCI-E)

AMD Athlon 64 3200+ -> Intel Core 2 Duo E7200

Thanks in forehand!

//I have PCI-E slot in my motherboard, and I'd like to know what processor (dual core at last 2.4ghz) should I get
Last edited by henkka_potku at Jun 15, 2008,
#2
not sosure about the intel, think they are different architectures so you need different motherboards.
#6
Does your motherboard even support dual core processors?

Is your current video card AGP or PCI-E?
#7
Quote by CobbZ
u cant put AGP ---> pci-e

You can go from AMD ---> intel


So the original processor fits fine but the graphix card doesn't?
#8
Quote by Quidra
Does your motherboard even support dual core processors?

Dunno... it's pretty old...
#10
You cannot go from AMD to Intel, that's just not how it works. If your motherboard is pretty ancient, and doesn't have a PCI-E slot then you can't have the 8800.
#12
Quote by CobbZ
u cant put AGP ---> pci-e

You can go from AMD ---> intel

First is right, 2nd is wrong.

Different sockets.

If the graphics card is PCI-E then yes you can do that. But you can't go from AMD to Intel )or vice versa) without a new motherboard.
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#13
You can't go from AGP to PCI-E.
You can't go from AMD to Intel.
You can't go from one socket to another.

That CPU is a different socket than the newer AMD processors so you can't just get a dual core. You will also need new RAM because if you get a new motherboard it will take DDR2 or DDR3, and I am 99% sure that you have DDR now. You need a new motherboard to do what you want.
Last edited by Masonpwiley at Jun 15, 2008,
#15
Quote by Rocking-Rob
need to know what mobo your sporting.

Most are either AMD + radeon exclusive, or intel + nvidia exclusive.


You can put a ATi or nVidia card into any motherboard, assuming it has the slot for it. But ALL motherboards can only take a certain type of processor.
#17
Quote by henkka_potku
SO whatever I do I need a new motherboard?


What is being said basically means: Don't bother. Just buy a new PC.

New motherboard = new processor, new memory, possibly a new PSU, maybe a new case, possibly new HDD/CD/DVD...
#18
The processors have different sockets, they arent compatible...

Since you bought a motherboard with an AMD socket, you are stuck with AMD processors unless you buy a new motherboard...I nice one can be as cheap as $100 though...
#21
for the first, if its currently PCI-E then yes. make sure you have the right PSU though, as PCI E cards need a 6 pin plug don't they?

and for the second, no. not even remotely. and not for the AM2 chip, as the 3200 is a 939 socket IIRC
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#24
this is a ****ty PC, probably getting a new one because this component change thingy sux... AMD (/) Intel....

Yea but thanks for all the trouble you had helping me, I had no idea this is SOOO tricky...
Last edited by henkka_potku at Jun 16, 2008,
#25
Yeah, your PC is old so you would be replacing all the major components.