Hey guys... First of all, I just received my new mobo, processor, case, and RAM yesterday--thanks a lot to all those who helped me find the best value.
Ok, just as I could see the light at the end of the tunnel, I realized that the video card from my old PC was not compatible with my new mobo. Quite stupid, but I thought that AGP was AGP, at least with regard to the type of interface a card must have to fit the slot. Could somebody explain to me the differences in AGP slots? Is it because my new mobo has a 4x/8x AGP slot and my old one simply had a regular AGP slot? Put more simply, does the 8x/4x actually refer to the interface of the slot itself (I was under the impression that it just had to with the capabilities of the slot) I'm quite confused as to how this all works.
More importantly, I'm about to purchase a new video card (today...anxious to fire this thing up) and I wanted to confirm that what I was buying would indeed fit the AGP slot on my new mobo. If I purchase one says it is compatible with 8x AGP, does that mean it will definitely fit my mobo?
Thanks so much guys. And, for those who are interested (blakewry, uart, Cris, and others), I ended up getting the AMD XP 2500+ Barton (333 fsb) with the AsRock K7S8Xe mobo (plus version not in stock) and 512 mb of PC2700 Kingston RAM. It seemed to be a good buy, considering I'm on an extremely tight budget. Thanks again for the help.