Yes its an agp slot that is open on this motherboard, thats for certain, I did just today look up the board, its actually a nice intel desktop board, never had one before but I like the bios is very tweakable and the whole things runs vector linux nice.
I ordered 4 gigs of ddr ram, thats on its way. I decided to try to "win" a Nvidia Geforce FX 6200 FX6200 512MB DDR2 AGP Video Card
The bidding ends in 2 days, its at .99 cents now. If I am outbid, I will just use buy it now, looks like they go for around 59.95 brand new with free
shipping, thats within my budget.
I got lucky and got the 4 gigs of ram for 42.00$ plus 6$ shipping.. I also bought a pci ide controller, so I can add 4 more ide drives I have , for 19$
After upgrades I will have :
3.0 ghz hyperthreading pentium 4
4 gigs ram
Nvidia Geforce FX 6200 FX6200 (One way or the other!)
24 inch flatscreen monitor
3-1/2 floppy because I'm old school
Hard drives :
540 gig x3
Extra hard drives on pci ide controller :
80 gig ide x 4
This will be the best computer I ever put together in my life. Thanks for your help guys, I will let you know how the video card upgrade goes!
I'm hoping I can use winxp in virtualbox comfortably with this upgraded system, just for the few windows apps I need for work.
It runs okay with 512 megs but seems slower than I'd prefer, but thats to be expected I think with so little ram dediced (128 megs)
I am so glad I can run vector as the main os, its just awesome, and this box runs rings around my 1400mhz amd vector box I started with.
I have a great deal still to learn, but even for a notice nerd, I think vector is very usable and stable and I'm very happy with it all around.
I intend to buy some cd's again, I bought the 5.8 deluxe cd's awhile back, but I just used the iso download for 6.0. I'd like to buy a set of cd's
just to support the efforts of the developers, its really a fantastic system all around.
Thanks for your help Nightflier, I'll let you know how I like the video card...