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I have 2 Dell motherboards 440bx, they both quit turning on the power supply, can i bypass anything to make them work or should i trash them..thanks.

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I know that I'll have to pick one that can handle the power supply and have PCIE x16 slots, but what else do I need to know about motherboards for building a computer?
 

A:What do I need to know about motherboards?

Socket. Determines which processors you can use.
Supported RAM types and speeds.
SLI or no.
Onboard video or no.
Amount of onboard IDE/SATA.
 

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i have a dell planar 5e692 and i wanted to know if it is a atx or what is it i am buying a new case and need to know the compatibility please help
 

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I'm quite sure it is standard ATX, however if it is micro ATX, any standard case should also accomodate micro-ATX.
 

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Ok ..I tried to put a new Video card in my computer and now I dont get any thing just a black screen ..So I took out the Vidoe card out and nothing ...So I tried to reformat the hard Drive and still nothing ...I am running Win 98 with a cellron 366 ..Any and all help will be thankfully taken ...
 

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Tell us a little more about your computer. NAme Brand or Motherboard maker. Type of video card (original and new one), Does your Computer have an onboard video chip? Things like that please.
 

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Which motherboards supports AGP 8X video cards?
 

A:AGP 8X Motherboards

Depends, amd or intel processor

check http://usa.asus.com/index.asp
http://www.abit.com.tw/abitweb/webjsp/english/index.jsp

Amd processors I feel the nforce2 motherboards are the best. I just bought a asus A7N8X NFORCE2 board. Nothing but good reviews. Supports agp 8x, serial ata, etc.
 

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hey guys what are some good manufactures of motherboards for relibilty and over all trouble free and easy to add on or update Thanks
 

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ASUS, Tyan, Shuttle. I would love to try one of the newer Shuttle motherboards and have always used them in the past. I pretty much work with ASUS now.
 

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Hi
I love this nice place

I've been having problem with my computer for 3 weeks, finally i found out that the MotherBoard is bad

It is ECS P4 MB

Now Please I need a good motherBoard for P4 socket 478, to replace it with the bad one.
I'm a heavy gamer and download alot of movies and games .

I need a good motherboard and with a reasonable price.
Please can you lead me to the good choice??

My computer
P4 1.7Ghz
512mb Sdram
30Gb
ATI 64mb 7200 Card
CDRW
 

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Suggest you look at the mobos listed here -

http://www.directron.com/478mb.html

Click on each to get full specs. It would perhaps be advisable to choose one with Hyper Threading capability as this will increase the shelf life of your future setup, also the new 800 Mhz Front Side Bus in preference to the previous 533 Mhz. Though of course you would still be paying a premium for the privilege of having these as is always the case with 'top of the range' technology.

You might also get some useful insight if you search here :

http://www.sharkyextreme.com

http://www.overclockers.com

Check also the forums at the above sites to see what setups others are running and their opinions on what worked for them.
 

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Does anybody know which mobo would be a better board the SY-P4X400 DRAGON Ultra Platinum Edition located at http://www.soyogroup.com/products/proddesc.php?id=159
Or a dell deminsion 4550 located at
http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/dim4550/
Thanks for any input.

Crylynx
 

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is it possible to connect 2 motherboards together? and being able to use them together like a motherboard with 2 processors?, PLEASE tell me how to do this
 

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Welcome to TechSpot.
nope. you cannot connect 2 mobo's togeter
 

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I have a pc that i bought in 99 p3 500 with slots for sd ram (PC100) my Q is, i want to get another motherboard that will accept a bigger processor but i still want to retain my 512m SD RAM and graphics card.. my current motherboard is a chaintech.
 

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Thanks in advance. Which manufacturers make them, and the model numbers if known. Thanks !
 

A:motherboards with PCI-E and AGP both

What CPU U looking at? S939 AMD or S774 Intel?

I believe Abit do one for the S939
 

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Ok I got a question about a motherboard...The motherboard says its processor speed ranges from 1.4ghz~2.0ghz, but my processor is 2.4ghz...is there a big problem here?
 

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Hello,

I was wondering if the Asus A7S333 was a decent mobo or not, I couldn't find reviews of it anywhere.

Thanks
 

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Recently I swapped motherboards on a Packard Bell 486DXz 66MHz, and now when I try to boot the computer I get this: "invaild system disk replace disk and hit any key". The board that I used was a used board that I think is good? I tried to boot the machine with a WIN98 boot disk, but it won't read the CD ROM.
Any thoughts ?????
 

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If your motherboard is good, then your problem is most likely somewhere in the BIOS settings. Make sure that your hard drive is showing up correctly with the right size and is configured as Primary Master. Double check the cabling to the hard drive as well.

Also, make sure that the Hard Drive shows up as one of the devices to boot from in the BIOS.
 

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Do Gateway Motherboards have a reset jumper.
 

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For what the CMOS ??
 

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How can I find out what the biggest Mhz processor will fit and work in my motherboard?
 

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First you will need to know who made the board. One way to tell is to open the case and see if there is a name and a revision number..

You could go here and click the bios numbers link on this page to find the name of your board.. http://www.wimsbios.com/
 

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I am going to get an AthlonXP 1900+ processor. which is the best motherboard to get using SDRAM?
 

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Asus boards are fine performers and carry two-years more warranty than any other brand (three years total).
 

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What would be a good motherboard that would support at lease 1.6ghz p4 and can have 2 scsi and 4 ide things in it.. anybody know of any?
 

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Asus seem to be pretty good, as far as scsi I haven't seen a mobo with onboard, you will have to use a scsi adapter
 

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I am on my second ASUS M2N-E board. The green LED on the first one would never stay on longer than 1 second, so it was probably no good.

The LED stays lit on the one that I am using now, but when I attempt to start it up, the fans will spin for a couple seconds and then quit. I stripped it down so that only the 24 pin power, 4 pin power, CPU+fan, 1 stick of RAM and the case power switch are connected. I have tried this with and without the video card, and with or without the 4 pin power connector, and nothing really changes.

I talked to ASUS tech support earlier, who told me that there weren't enough amps going to the rails on the power supply, and told me the amperages that I would need when I bought a new power supply.

Well, now I have a new power supply that meets these requirements, but still nothing has changed (I'm not surprised).

Is something wrong with this MoBo too??
 

A:2 Bad Motherboards in a row?!

Check to make sure everything is grounded. Also, it could possibly be a bios problem?

Try taking everything out of the case and lying it on a anti-static bag, like the one your mobo prob came in. Then start it up and see what happens.
 

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Has anyone had any experience or any problems with ECS motherboards. I wanna upgrade my 2nd PC with has an abit BE6and P3 450mhz. I was on pricewatch and i found a ECS K7S5A mobo with a Duron 1gb cpu for $94, seems like a great deal if the mobo is relieable..
thanks all
 

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Are Epox motherboards good or not.
 

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isn't there a site that lets me frind out just what type board i have and what it supports? I have some boards that I want to check out and download drivers for. Thanks, Kelly
 

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Here you go.
http://www.motherboards.org/
 

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I would like to build my own PC. I have decided to go with an AMD XP 2500+ CPU and I plan on using 512mb of DDR Ram.

Where I am having trouble is in selecting a motherboard. I would like a MB with a chipset that supports Dual Channel Memory. Of course, it must support FSB of at least 333MHz as that is the speed of the CPU I have selected. I have also been looking for a MB that includes IDE 133 AND SATA as well so as to be able to support as many IDE devices as possible. The other thing I have been kind of holding out for is onboard Firewire.

My "question" is, there are SO MANY different MBs out there that I don't know where to begin AND how important do you think onboard Firewire is and also onboard SATA/RAID??

Can someone PLEASE point me in SOME direction???

Oh, by the way, I don't want to spend more than $100.

Thanks all,

Trumpetman51
 

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Hi
Currently I own a PIII with an ancient motherboard, and I will be upgrading my system within 5 months max. So my question is should I get a USb PCI card(for 2.0 supp3ort), for my current system or do current mobos have built-in Usb 2.0 support?
 

A:USB 2.0 in motherboards

Current motherboards support USB 2.0. If USB 2.0 is the only thing you're missing from your current system, might as well get a PCI card which does USB 2.0.
 

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Hey all, it's good to be back!

Got a bit of a weird one today (don't I always?). Basically I have three computers. The first is a very low end machine:

SktA AMD Sepmron 2400
512Mb DDR 333
120GB HDD
GeForce 4 MX 440

The next is only slightly better:

SktA AMD Sepmron 2400
512Mb DDR 333
40GB HDD
20GB HDD
NVIDIA 6600 Ultra

And finally the best (which isn't that great):

Skt 939 AMD X2 4200
1.5Gb DDR 333
160GB SATA2 HDD
80GB HDD
120GB HDD
40GB SATA HDD
NVIDIA 7800GTX (256)

Basically the first and last computers now don't work. The first one does not put any output to the screen even with a new gcard. The old card is fried as it doesn't work in any machine. I would say that the mobo on the first one is dead too as everything spins up fine but there is zero output.

The third computer was running fine until it BSODed (XP bsod btw). Can't remember the stop error unfortunately. I turned it off and walked away. When I came back I turned it on and got no output on-screen. I unplugged all the drives and gave it another go. Got output but it froze after detecting the CPU. Got a POST code of 4F I believe. I put the drives back in and it froze after detecting them. This time it gave me a code of 5C.

Can anyone help me out with these issues? Or does it just sound like the mobos/bios on each is gone? If that is the case why the hell would two perfectly healthy computers go on the same day near enough?!

Any thoughts?

Thanks

Ironfist
 

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hey all,

Looking to get a new Motherboard and was wondering if anyone had some nice review sites on boards.

Looking for Socket 755 ( asus board, but which 1? )
 

A:755 Motherboards

I don't believe I am familiar with a socket 755 board

Are you looking for a socket 775 board for Intel processors or a socket 754 board for AMD processors?
 

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I'm building a new machine and want to have SLI compatible board in case I decide to get another 8800

The problem is that the of the top-tier mobos I've been browsing, all seem to support Crossfire compatibility with no mention of SLI. More specifically, I'm looking for an LGA 775 socket board that can support 1600/1333 MHz FSB and SLI cards. I basically want to have the option to upgrade at a later date.

Does anyone know of a good mobo that fits the bill?
 

A:What are some of the best SLI Motherboards?

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hi,just came on board,anyone know much about this motherboard Gigabyte LGA 1150 Z97 ATX DDR3 1600 Motherboard GA-Z97X-UD3H on the lines of wether it is a good gaming one?
 

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The "U" series from gigabyte are the ultra durable boards; the higher the number, the better quality parts. As an example a ud5 board would have better pw regulation, better capacitors, etc than a ud3 board. The UD boards are a step up from the more basic gigabyte boards.

Gigabyte or asus are the boards we generally recommend however just like anything, you can buy cheap, low end boards or very expensive boards.

One thing I do when choosing a new mb, is to check the support page for that board. If you see a LOT of bios updates in a very short amount of time, it is an indication that there is a basic design problem that the mfg attempts to fix with bios updates. Seeing updates that support new cpus, is not a problem however if you see a lot of updates that address stability problems, compatibility problems, etc, that can be a red flag.
 

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I'm not looking for the absolutely came out yesterday top of the line board, however, I am looking for a fairly decent one that I can insert components into later to upgrade, while keeping the same MOBO. The system will mostly be for gaming. I was thinking about this one: (ASUS M4A78T-E) http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=4444096&sku=A455-2886 What say you?
 

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I have a bad mobo, I want to get a new one, the mobo I have is a Leonite2 There is a leonite board. Will it work? whats the difference between the teo?

http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?docname=c00864946&lc=en&cc=us leonite

http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?lc=en&dlc=en&cc=us&docname=c01080268 Leonite2

I have a pentium duo core2 E4400 chip that I am planning on using.
 

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Hello all!!

I was considering upgrading my single HD to an SSD with windows 7 for booting, and having my original HD as storage, but i wasn't sure how easy this is to pull off? I have my Windows 7 disk, but will it work for the SSD? Since I installed windows, I have changed the RAM and added a graphics card, if I change the HD will it still register as the same PC? And will the SSD run on my motherboard?


Motherboard ------------------------ ASRock N68C-S UCC (CPUSocket)

Current HD (to be secondary)--------- 488GB Seagate ST350041 8AS SCSI Disk Device (ATA)

Likely SSD -------------------------- SanDisk SDSSDX-120G-G25 120GB Extreme SATA III

Also, Will I need to install programs that i want the best performance for onto the SSD? Will the performance still be limited by the original HD?

If it helps to have any other specs please ask

Thankyou!!!!
 

A:SSD's and motherboards

Your Windows disc will of course work with an SSD, upgrading hardware such as RAM and a hard drive are normal upgrades. If you have any any trouble with Windows Activation simply call the number on the screen and they will activate it over the phone in a few minutes.

Your motherboard should work with an SSD, however since it's an older SATA II motherboard any new SATA III SSD will be limited by the motherboard but it'll still be much faster then any mechanical hard drive.

Nothing will be limited by the HDD UNLESS it's installed on the HDD, whatever you want to run fast just install or place on the SSD.
 

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hello,

my computer is hooked up to acp power supply, but i find my motherboard keeps going bad pretty often. Could somebody tell me whats the problem.
 

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Welcome to the forums. We need more information about your system. What are your computer specs i.e. mobo, cpu, hdd, ram, gpu? PSU size such as 250 watt?
 

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Anyone recall which XFX motherboard it was that broke the world record in DDR3 memory speed?
 

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was it this one. It vaguely mentions world-record setting ram or something and it is DDR3

http://www.overclock.co.uk/product/...tra-SLI-Socket-775-DDR3-Motherboard_7416.html
 

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i have not built a complete computer system for about 2 years and i am a little out of date on the look of the motherboards. i get a monthly PC mag and i saw a new motherboard and found that i could only make out the processor socket.. is there any way in which i can get a diagram to show me the bits on the boards and a way to keep me up to date on the bits.. any one know a website
 

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I don't believe there is any one web site that provides that extensive an amount of information. Why not just try going to the various mobo websites and looking at their products there? I was just at the ASUS and HP websites and got complete specs on my MOBO along with schematic and photo shots. I printed them, then placed them in my computers information folder in my filing cabinet. That way I can pull them out and peruse them should I ever need to.
 

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I have a computer that is running Windows XP and I'm am going to gut it in a couple of weeks. I have another desktop, running XP, what just doesn't have two RAM mounts or a PCI Slot (One not there, three present), It has space on the motherboard for them (I looked at the same motherboard in a different tower and all things were accounted for). Can I take RAM/PCI mounts off of one mother board and put them onto another?

Thanks ahead to anyone who can answer this problem!
 

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Basically the answer is nften manufacturers of motherboards will use the same circuit board for more than one model. If the motherboard only has 2 Ram sockets on it, yet appears to have other unoccupied places for ram slots, there are other circuits involved that would not permit it.
 

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Hi.Could someone tell me what cheap motherboard I could obtain with which I could install win98\winxp.I have two hard drives so would like to setup win98 on one and winxp on the other (they are both sata drives).My present motherboard with P5GD1-vm is not compatible with win98.Thank you.
 

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What do you consider cheap? What processor do you have? I bought an ASUS P4V8X-MX for my mom's machine for about $55. It's a socket 478. I think all you need is a mobo whose BIOS has the option to answer yes/no to "PnP aware OS?" However, you may have to change that setting before you boot each time, depending on which OS you want to boot in.

Though I think I'm correct, some of the guys that know stuff will show up and correct me if I'm wrong.
 

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Hello, and I self-built my last PC minus the motherboard. Have little education on what motherboard's are the best for what I build.
I can install or upgrade any other part of my PC, but don't know for my particular motherboard if I am upgrading or building correctly.

Here's what I will be building. I use a lot of graphics and games. So I get a good graphics board, good video and sound cards, etc..I usually get a 40 or 80gb Hardrive (using seagate, just because I find them stable)

If anyone could recommend a good motherboard for a self-build Iwould be most grateful. Thanks Walter, email - [email protected]
 

A:Motherboards

First, you want to ask yourself what processor you want: That will lead you to a good motherboard...

Do you want to go AMD Athlon XP or 64, or do you want to go Intel Pentium 4 or Celeron?
 

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Hi, what's up?
I wanted some help from you guys, those who know about the MSI K8T Neo2-FIR and MSI K8T Neo2 Platinum. My questions are, which one is better? I've read many reviews but I'm still kinda confused. The other question is, on the MSI K8T Neo2-FIR Motherboard, is the sound 7.1 any good, or is better to buy a separated Sound Card like Audigy? What about the wireless card that comes with it?
Ok, I think that's about it.

Thank you so much for any answer.
Cya

Dre0745
 

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Dre,

Try this Google: "msi neo2" ratings

Lots of good reviews.
 

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might be a simple question but,

how do i check what kind of motherboard i have, and how much RAM the motherboard will allow it to hold?

thanks a lot!

- Cheerio
 

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Hello, I recently upgraded my 2 systems with 2 new athlon xp 2800+'s and found out later both motherboards have bulging capacitors.

I am looking for 2 new socket a motherboards. Can you recommend any?
I have been looking at the MSI K7N2 Delta2 Platinum nForce2 Skt A 8xAGP +GB LAN +SATA RAID +6 chan. audio +USB2 +Firewire ATX not sure if its any good?
I recently bought a cheaper msi board the kt4a-v for my brothers system its stable but lacks stuff in the bios like if the cpu hits too high a temperature to shut the system down not sure if it's because it was a cheap board?

The two site I have been looking at are microdirect.co.uk and dabs uk.

I don’t want to spend too much but I do want a decent motherboard.

Thankyou

djrock
 

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the only thing i havent changed in my computer now is the motherboard and now i think its time. can anyone give any suggestions to what i should get?

the board needs to be:
Socket 478
Support the RAM i already have (PC2700 DDR 333MHz)
FSB 400
Support A VGA 8x Graphics Card.

i would also like:
As Many PCI Slots As Possible
More Than 2 IDE Sockets On The Board

if you need any more information please e-mail me at
[email protected]
 

A:Motherboards, can anyone help?

you cn find Intel's 875PBZ boards being discounted and they are great boards. they fit all your requirements except they dont have 4 IDE connectors they have two IDe and two SATA.
 

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Hello all

I posted a thread before about help on buying a new PC. I got a lot of feedback that helped a lot, but i am still deciding on what motherboard to get. I know i want it to be the latest Intel 775 socket, but i am not sure about the actual board.

I have been looking at the Gigabyte GA-8AENXP-D and the Asus P5AD2-E Premium 925XE.

What do you think is better out of these two boards?

Is there another board better on the market around the price line of these two boards?

The computer is for software packages and games, so the functions that benefit my purpose i want on the board. I do not want a board that has a lot to it, but i am not going to use the features i am paying extra money for.

Also can some explain to me what Raid?

thanks a lot

Matt
 

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The last question is meant to be,

can someone please explain to me what Raid is?
 

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Looking for a good P4 Motherboard for my future home PC. I need a powerful one.

¿any cost balanced ideas? ¿Are Serial ATA HDDs worthwhile?


Akuna matata!

-lionfish
 

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If you have the budget go for a board based on the i875 chipset. If you're trying to lower the costs, you can always go with a board based on the i865 chipset. You can't go wrong with any known brand such as : Abit, Asus, MSI, Epox, Gigabyte, etc.

I believe all boards on those chipsets support SATA without any add-ons chips ( Silicone Image, Promise, etc ) so you'll actually benefit from the extra speed the SATA format can provide.

Here's a good article to help you decide :

865PE/875P Motherboard Roundup June 2003 - Part 1: 20-way Shootout @ Anandtech
 

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Hi to all and a very merry Xmas
Can anybody please tell me what the difference is between different costing mainboards for example I am using a SKT 478 board possibly with a fault so want to replace and increase the CPU Looking around I notice some boards are around £30-£40 and others are around £90_£120+ Is there a big difference
Regards
 

A:Motherboards

The big difference is the ability to upgrade later on, overclocking ability and the nice little extras. The more expensive boards tend to be able to take a better CPU later and faster RAM speeds and overclock nicely. So it depends on what you want to use the PC for
 

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Hello friends,

Has anyone ever heard of OR had any experience with "Mach Speed" motherboards??

The only place I have seen them is at Tiger Direct. They have a lifetime warranty. Also, they look like a really good deal.

I realize that the most tried and true m'boards are Asus and Abit and MSI but I am trying to squeeze as much motherboard as I can from my very limited dollars.

Please help if you can!!!

trumpetman51
 

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Which Motherboard should I buy because I am going to build an overclocking gaming Rig. I will have a budget of about £50, but less would be great thankyou for reading. Bye
 

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There are many factors when deciding which motherboard to purchase. Are you going to keep the same chip, and if so, what chip is it?? What's the pin set up (754, 939, AM2)? Additionally, it may take different RAM. Some mobo upgrades can run into some money, so make sure all the above criteria are met before deciding on a new motherboard.
 

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