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hi all..

I have:
VIA P4X400+VT8235 (9VJL3)

ATX Motherboard

this motherboard..

and i want to buy Ati Radeon 3650 AGP 512 MB

Will my motherboard support this graphic card ?
 
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#3
You'll get a bottleneck for sure but then even the X1950pro 512mb is bottlenecked by the P4.
Despite this you will be able to play games better than before.
 
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#4
Using AGP card that is native PCIE with translator chip (every card above ATI 9xxx series ) and VIA chipset is bad idea. Despite what chipset, mobo and GC specs say you have to try it to know it for sure how will come up.
 

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$35 - AMD 4200+ - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103214

$48 - cheap mobo, decent brand - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157147

$69 ($59 after rebate) - 3850 - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814131096

total - $152

It looks as though those 3650AGP's are about $99 online, spend the extra $50 and future proof some by moving to an AM2+ board, a dual core, and a far better video card than the 3650 for $30 less. The improvement should be massive.
 

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#7
It would be in your best interest, it just isnt possible to salvage an AGP system anymore, the price of the videocards have skyrocketed.