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Hello people of the internet,

I am very interested in hardware but have almost 0 experience, so I am very sorry if I have written something incorrect here.

I have an old computer lying around, and i decided that i wanted to put it to use (bitcoin mining). Problem is, I need to connect a GPU to it in order to do bitcoin mining at a high level. My old computer has the AsusTek computer inc. P5S800-VM motherboard, with Intel Pentium 4 built in. Link: http://www.asus.com/Motherboard/P5S800VM/

Is it possible to hook this motherboard up with an ATI GPU? If so, how can i do it? Thanks!

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That board has four expansion slots: 3x PCI and 1xAGP. It has no modern PCIe slots.

This means you would need a very old card, one which is unlikely to do much good for bitmining.

Is it possible to hook this motherboard up with an ATI GPU?
If so, how can i do it?

Locate a proper PCI or AGP card (Not a PCIe card). You can find these for about £4 on ebay. Then plug the card in the matching connector. Done.


Nitpick: It does not have a pentium-IV build in.

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Thank you so much for your answer! :) –  arielschon12 Jan 26 '13 at 17:19
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