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ANy good mobo which supports pentium d and agp 8x

Question: ANy good mobo which supports pentium d and agp 8x

I need a good motherboard which supports pentium D as well as AGP 8x graphics card. But the mobo should perform well. thanks

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I've got an Intel Pentium® D Processor 830 3.0GHz CPU. I've been looking at Asus and Abit boards for this to go into. There are so many choices I'm a bit lost. Whats a decent board, any brand really, that you would recommend this CPU go into? Thanks!

Answer:Good Mobo suggestion for Pentium D 830 CPU?

Asus and Abit boards are top choices. which one you want depends on your finances and needs. for instance, if you dont have a sound card then you might want to pay a little extra for a deluxe version which typically has a better onboard sound chipset than the standard version. ( they also usually have onboard firewire.)

oh and one other thing. stick with mobo's based on Intel chipsets and stay away from SIS or VIA based boards.

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Hey guys,

I have a Intel Pentium 4 Processor 630 with HT Technology (3GHz) and 2MB cache. Would I be able to replace my current mobo (I have a dell dimension e310 if it that helps any) with - ASUS P5GC-MX (R2.02) LGA 775 Intel 945GC Micro ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail Reason being, I just ordered - MSI NX8600GT-T2D256E OC GeForce 8600GT 256MB 128-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 SLI Supported Video Card - Retail, which won't fit into my current mobo (no PCI E- x16 slot, just a PCI E- x1). Would - Kingston 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 667 (PC2 5300) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Retail be a good amount of ram to put into that new mobo?

Finally, would - COOLMAX V-500 ATX 500W Power Supply 115/230 V UL, CSA, FCC, TUV - Retail be a good replacement power supply?

Answer:Pentium 4 HT processor on a regular Pentium 4 Mobo?

Hey drwho1986
I think that motherboard will do just fine. Just note, that you will have to reinstall a fresh copy Windows. Or just use your Dell's cd key.

2GB is all you need, unless you are into RAM hungry programs. Such as Adobe editiing software, or AutoCAD.

Coolmax is generally a no no, in Ste's power supply guide:

I would suggest the FSP (Fortron Source) power supply instead. They are highly reliable, for budget builds. Here is the link: - FSP Group (Fortron Source) AX400-PN ATX12V 400W Power Supply 120/220 - 240v NEMKO, TUV, CSA, IEC, UL, CE - Retail

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and has either an AGP x8 slot or a PCI-E x16 slot. I want to use my computer for gaming and am getting a Geforce 6600GT but my dell has stupid integrated graphics. I would appreciate it if it also supports pc 2700 ram, if not, no big deal i will just buy some new ram. Thnx

Answer:Need a motherboard that supports Intel Pentium 4.......

There are lots.

What type of P4 are we looking at?

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I really need your help i am thinking about upgrading my d845ebg2 motherboard to a IC7-G Max2 Advance. And the problem is the IC7-G Max2 Advance supports hyper threading, and my p42.4Ghz hasn't got hyper threading technology would i be able to use my old pentium 4 that hasn't got hyper threading in a motherboard that supports hyper threading.. Any replys

e-mail me on [email protected]

Thank u very much

Answer:Would my pentium 4 not HT work on a motherboard that supports HT

the IC7-G Max2 supports both 533mhz and 800mhz FSB Pentium 4 CPU's.

that means, if you have a P4 'B' 2.4ghz with a 533mhz FSB, it will work. However, if you have a Pentium4 A processor with a 400mhz FSB, it wont work.

if you are not sure, you can either check your BIOS, or use a program like Everest to check which version you have.

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Can anyone help me I have an aging PB Imedia 5116SE with a x4 AGP slot the thing is, I want to upgrade my Gigabyte Radeon 9200 graphics card but I am not too sure on upgrades. I have a 250W PSU running windows XP.Can anyone help???

Answer:Can I buy a AGP x8 if my MOBO only supports x4

Yes it will work fine they are backward compatible and the difference between a 4x slot and a 8x slot is small anyway, you would think it would be twice the speed but its not.

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hi , is there a way of knowing if your MOBO supports AGP 8x as i am not sure what mine is... is there a way ?

Answer:How do i tell if my MOBO supports AGP 4x or AGP 8x ?

Well get a app like CPUz that can tell you what make and model you mobo is. From there go to the manufacturer site and look it up. they should have the spec up there what your AGP slot is.

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hey all,
i've been searching for a mobo that supports ati's crossfire (similar to nvidias SLI) and i have yet to find one. it doesn't help that im not sure exactly what i'm looking for to figure out if a mobo is compatible , but i do know i want socket 939...but i don't even know if this is available....
any links anyone?

Answer:mobo that supports crossfire

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My compuer spec's are as follows.

Asustek P5G41-M LX2/GB MOBO

Type 2 gig DDR2 MEMORY

GEFORCE 8400gs Video Card

I am getting low fps in Diablo 3 so i am going to upgrade my gfx card and I was looking. I don't know if this mobo supports pci-e 2.0 ?

I think it has a pci-e 16 or 32x

but this is the card I was looking at

GIGABYTE NVIDIA GeForce GTX 550 Ti 1GB GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 Graphics Card

or something like it or along those line's.

What am I going ot be limited to when shopping with this mobo?

Answer:Need to know if my MOBO supports GFX CARD

No body know's ? Come on this is the genius forum I come here for all my questions.

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Alright, I have a Dimension C521, it's not the normal one, it's the slim one.
Could anyone help me and tell me what my mobo supports? Thanks.

Click the pic for a bigger view.


Answer:Need help determining what my mobo supports (got pics)

what device are you planning to add?

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Hello All,

I have a 3 year old Dell Dimension 8200. The motherboard only supports AGP 4x. I am currently using a GeForce3 Ti200, 1.8 P4 and 256 PC800 RDRAM. The performance has been good, however I am thinking of doing some upgrades; bigger power supply, second HD and more memory. One question is should I upgrade the Ti200 with a newer card? I have searched the forum and know that an 8x card will work in a 4x slot and that AGP card are faster that PCI. I need your thoughts on if the performance with a newer AGP card will increase enough to be worth the price of the card? Thanks in advance.

One unsure Goober.

Answer:Should I upgrade my GeForce3 Ti200 if my Mobo only supports 4x?

Card Suggestions.

P.S. If any one has a suggection on a new card please let me know. Thx


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Run with a P4, or drop in a converter card and fly with a 939 AMD64.


The mainboard has 4 slots for DDR2 667, a 1066FSB, SATA2, GigaLAN and 1394a Firewire. When in place, the SiS965 Southbridge is shared with the converter card which is based around AMD socket 939. The card has it’s own dedicated SiS756 Northbridge, 2 slots of DDR400, power management circuits and a FSB2000T. These are all needed to run the AMD K8 technology.

My question is, Why?

Answer:Unholy Union- Mobo supports AMD and Intel

Is that even possible???? Anyways DIE YOU PIECE OF CRAP!!!!

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For some reason my computer freezes/reboots in Xp when I run my video card at 4x speed (max available in the bios). I've tried installing the operating system fresh, I have the adequate motherboard drivers, and video card drivers and all. But the Pc freezes at 4x agp speed even though my motherboard supports it.

All In Wonder X800 XT (Video Card)
Asus Tuv4x (Motherboard)

If you look up the specifications of my hardware you'll see its compatible. Unless I'm terribly wrong. Maybe there's some bios settings I overlooked, but I doubt it.
[Official Asus TUV4X Manual - 3MB size PDF]

Here's my psu specs:


Answer:Video Card Won't Run At 4x Agp Speed Although Mobo Supports It

I have seen this happen when the card shares resources with the machine, how much ram do you have and yes look over the settings in the bios. There may be a setting that needs to be fiddle with, look in the boards manual for some tips.

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Ok, Ive noticed something new to me, I dont know how long its been out, but its pretty new to me

DDR2, Ive not really seen any AMD Mobos that support DDR2 so Im assuming its exclusivly Intel

So I want to know this, Im building a gaming computer that Im wanting to last me at least the next couple of years with the only upgrading Ill have to do be that of putting in up to 4GB of ram which is the most the Mobo Im currently looking at supports, putting in a New Video Card, and Overclocking my Processor



In that Im putting 2GB of PC3200 Ram and a 7800GT Video card

So what I want to know though would it be a better idea to go out and get an Intel Mobo that supports DDR2

Im going AMD cause from what everyones telling me is that AMD is better for gaming than Intel and their processors look pretty solid ontop of that, but with Intel I can get a faster clock speed than what I can get with AMD

But I want to know this, IS there any REAL diffrence between AMD and Intel What makes one better than the other, and would it be a better idea to go Intel and get a Mobo that supports DDR2 or stay AMD, or if theres a good Mobo out there for AMD that supports DDR2.

Answer:Building a Gaming Computer considering Mobo that supports DDR2

I think your choices are right on. Even with DDR2 Intel still gets dominated by AMD in the gaming arena.

AMD will be supporting DDR2 in their next cpu's, the AM2 sockets, due out next spring/summer and most likely DDR3 also. But don't feel the need to wait until then. Buy now. There will be lots of growing pains with the new cpu's and chipsets.

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Hey guys just need some input on firewalls that support 2 or more ip's. Just list price, quality ,and maker with some personal experience would be greatly appreciated

Answer:need a good firewall that supports 2 or more ips

Are you referring to a firewall that supports two external IP addresses? Do you need any other features? Load balancing, etc.?

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Kit includes 3 x 2650 Routers with 64 Mb. RAM and 16 Mb. Flash. They are loaded with IOS 12.4

2650 Routers are a faster version of the 2620 model!

Here is the detailed list of Main Components:

- R1: 2650 Router 64D/16F 1 Serial Port + 1 Fast Ethernet Port
- R2: 2650 Router 64D/16F 1 Serial Port + 1 Fast Ethernet Port
- R3: 2650 Router 64D/16F 2 Serial Ports (Frame/Relay Switch) + 1 Fast Ethernet Port
- S1: 2950 Switch: 24 Fast Ethernet Ports
- S2: 2950 Switch: 24 Fast Ethernet Ports

Answer:is this a good ccna kit? supports 12.4

That is ok if you don't want to spend the time on ebay building your own lab.

But you really do want the 2650XM series with maxed out ram and flash to support the latest IOS.

If you plan to go beyond the CCNA i would suggest building your own from ebay and getting routers like the 2600XM series that can also be used for the CCNP etc.

This is a good forum and thread to check out also.

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Came across this on Tom's Hardware Guide.


Chicago (IL) - Gigabyte is gearing up to announce a new Intel 955X-based motherboard that will support DDR2 memory clocked at up to 1066 MHz, Tom's Hardware Guide has learned. While such modules are not available commercially today, the board provides an opportunity for overclockers to extract more performance from their memory.

The new board is likely to be announced within a few days and will feature a range of components that could make it an interesting product for users who are not satisfied with off-the shelf performance of processors and memory.

The GA-8I955X Royal is based on Intel's 955X chipset for Pentium D and single- and dual-core Pentium EE processors (Socket 775). Supported FSB speed ranges from 400 MHz to 2400 MHz - with current single core Pentium EE's topping out at 1066 MHz (dual core: 800 MHz). The board can carry up to four DDR2 DIMMs at speeds of up to 1066 MHz for a maximum capacity of 8 GByte.

Additional features include a dual power system, dual BIOS capability, 6 SATA II ports, dual Gbit Ethernet, RAID 0, 1, and 0+1, 8 USB 2.0 interfaces, 3 Firewire ports, 3 cooling fan pin headers, as well as a RFID-based remote control to power up the board.

According to sources, available system memory multipliers are 1.5, 2.0-, 2.0, 2.5, 2.66, 3, 3.33, and 4; PCI Express frequency ranges from 90 MHz to 150 MHz. Charts see by Tom's Hardware Guide indicate that memory scores... Read more

Answer:Gigabyte mobo supports DDR2-1066 memory (Intel)

Wow, 2400MHz FSB! Too bad this mobo is waaay ahead of its time (in regards to clock speeds, etc).

Memory is pretty close to that speed, considering 900MHz DDR2 is out now and is overclockable to 1000MHz.

Still nothing beats (I dont think) 3.2 GHz XDR RAM on the PS3

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Answer:Best Pentium D MoBo, with DDR-400, and PCI-e

What's your budget (not to be nosy)?

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Need a recommendation for a moderately priced good performing mobo for a pentium d series cpu. Would like to spend 80 to 120 dollars for it and have access to gigabyte,msi,intel and a few others at my distributor.

Answer:mobo for pentium 820 d cpu

Here is the best board for the money
These are hardcore overclocking boards also so if you want your 820 to 4Ghz you now have the equipment.

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Question: pentium 3 mobo

would it be worth it to change a pentium 3 733mhz motherboard for basicallythe same motherboard but its 933mhz. i'm trying to inhance the performance the best i can for my 10yr old daughter and the simple games she plays.

Answer:pentium 3 mobo

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Question: pentium 3 mobo

would it be worth the trouble to trade out a pentium 3  733 mhz. for a pentium3 933 mhz? basically the same mobo except for that. trying to enhance a 2nd pc the best i can for my daughter with what i have..she's 10 and plays some pretty simple games

Answer:pentium 3 mobo

Well,if they are the same pin type it would not hurt.Most games for children need at least 800mhz to run best.

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If so could you please show me an idiots guide to installing their Desktop applications.

Answer:Is anyone using a Pentium mobo?

We have 4 machines that use a Intel chip. They range from celeron m to core 2 duo's but don't quite understand what you are looking for?Is it motherboard drivers and peripherals or is it just programs. If it is programs which ones are you having difficulty with.Also what operating system are you using ened.It's early and if I'm off the mark with the reply, then ignore this bleary eyed coffee drinking wishing he could go back to bed Percy.

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Hi,I have checked the firewalls in this thread, but NONE of them support Vista hereAnyone know of a good Firewall that supports Vista?Thanks

Answer:Amy good Firewall that supports Vista...

I have just been using the windows firewall with Vista for about 10 months now and i have had no problems up to now - touch wood.The windows firewall with Vista has 2 way monitoring so it should be okay.

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Hey I just got the Gigabyte GA-965P-DQ6 and tried to install it with my Pentium 4 Extreme Edition, which says it should be compatible on the gigabyte website. The motherboard will turn on, won't even post and shut down real quick. Repeat. Then using another processor with the mobo it works fine. So maybe it's the processor? No, the processor works fine with a different motherboard. Anyone have a clue? Thanks.

Answer:Gigabyte MOBO & Pentium 4 EE

those things run hot I do know that much. I know that I can overclock better on one board than the other I have, I think it might be due to temperature standards for certain mobos.

lol or maybe it just might not be compatible how it reads

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i bought an MSI MS-6309 pentium 3 motherboard, i am having trouble trying to get it all to start.

On the warning LED, it hangs when it comes to the "testing base and extended memory", i have a little chart that shows what the LED lights correspond to, and this is where it hangs. I'm not sure what it means, is it referring to my RAM? i know that my ram works, because it was used on another computer. Thanks to any one that can help

Answer:Getting Pentium 3 mobo to start

taking the memory out... does the machine beep at you?
similarly the graphics card... you need it to at least beep at you when those vital components are missing, that way you are pretty close to knowing its something else other than your board.

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anybody know of a good, sub $300 Router/VPN server that will support the VPN client builtin to windows without too much configuration?

i've been looking at the linksys RV042 and similar models, but these require (?) linksys/cisco's proprietary VPN clients, which i don't want...

i was told there was a certain trendnet branded router that worked great, but this is a $100 and i'm kind of weary of buying it... seems too good to be true...

anybody have any ideas? i have windows 2003 server behind the current router that does not support VPN passthrough... so if i need to i can just get a cheapy router that will support the passthrough, but i rather let the 'box' do it....

p.s., no modded WRT54G

Answer:good VPN router that supports windows vpn client?

Linksys/Cisco RV0 series...the 082 and 016 are my fave models.

They support both IPSec VPN..which requires their special software client, AND..they support standard PPTP VPN..using the native Windows clients since Win95b DUN1.2.(or 1.3..I forget that far back)

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Happy weekend!

It's time for me to upgrade one of my older computers, but I don't have too much money to spend, so I'm trying to make a decent computer with a little bit of money.

My current computer:
Socket 423 Intel Motherboard
1.8GHz Pentium 4
1GB Toshiba PC800

My idea was to either get a 423 -> 478 adapter, but the prices were better to just get a new mobo.

So what I'm going to get this motherboard (probably wont buy it from there though)

Now for a cpu, i preferred a 3GHz Pentium 4. Now I noticed that all of the 3.0GHz Pentium 4s had a 512kb L2 Cache, but Pentium 4 Ms had 1MB L2 caches. But would a Pentium 4 M work with this motherboard? And I don't think that this motherboard supports Hyper-Threading does it?


Answer:pentium m socket 478 with desktop mobo

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I'm about to upgrade or buy a new computer. All of my friends at my school were issued the same Dell 4 years ago, so i could easilly scavange parts when they throw them out.

Is it possible/economical to buy a quad core mobo and use pentium 4 3.4GHz in them? I have 4GB DDR2 Ram, so i would like to reuse that. Would like a new video card and to keep my DVD burner. I have a 1TB SATA hard drive, so that's good also. I don't want to make too many components not compatable with my new mobo.

Is it worth using multiple 'free' pentium 4 processers, or should i man up and buy a real processer?

Can any body help me pinpoint other concerns that i would need to address, and help me answer them?


Answer:Pentium 4 quad core Mobo?

You're not going to be able to stick multiple P4 processors in a Quad Core motherboard - that's not what quadcore actually means. On a motherboard that supports a quad core processor there is only 1 actual socket for the processor - that processor itself has the four cores within it. If it's one of the higher end server class or almost server class motherboards then it might have 2 sockets for 2 quad core processors.

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A friend of mine and I are needing to do some collaborative work using a piece of software I have installed on my computer and I would like to share my Windows XP desktop (with my PC's audio also being transferred) to him over the web in such a way that also allows us both to use my PC at the same time. What are some good programs out there that can do this?

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I just recently bought a new Intel D945GTP mobo and Pentium D 830 3.0Ghz processor. I also installed 2 OCZ Dual channel PC4200 RAM chips. The mobo has integrated video, nic and soundboard.
While installing Windows XP, the video display will garble after Windows loads it default drivers and sits ready for me to begin the install process.
The process will continue once I press ENTER, with more garbled video display and finally once Windows begins to copy its files, the system reboots, or blue screens with what I believe is a "Non Page Fault" error.

Hard to say cause the video is so garbled.
I'm working on the assumption that maybe I have some bad memory, but I have never known bad memory to corrupt a Windows install, much less produce such garbled video.

Am I wrong? Please help me out here-- I'm at my wit's end!!

Answer:Intel Mobo + Pentium D fails to install Win XP

Daranhatu said:

known bad memory to corrupt a Windows install,Click to expand...

I have

Daranhatu said:

much less produce such garbled video.Click to expand...

Well considering onboard video draws from system say it could.

My guess. its the ram, or worse off the board. I doubt its the CPU (they ussualy work or they dont)

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Can I update my CPU to a faster Pentium III?
Now I am using a 450MHz Pentium III cpu on Intel SE440BX2 Mobo.
What do I need to do?
Do I need another fan?
Do I need to flash the BIOS?
Thank You
Bob Whitman
[email protected]

Answer:Can I update my CPU to a faster Pentium III? / Intel SE440BX2 Mobo

From what this says:

you can go up to 850MHz. I don't know about the p3 (but i think it's the same as the p4), it will come with an Intel approved HS/F, so you'll be alright there. I think you shouldn't need to flash the BIOS to get it working, but make sure the right one is recognised. Also, if you have the money, I'd just upgrade the whole mobo / cpu to a p4 or amd... the gain you'll get from 450MHz to 850MHz sounds like alot, but in reality, it won't get you much in the way of raw power, not these days.

edit: i forgot to mention, you don't need to flash your bios as long as it's version p14 or later. if lower, yeah, you do.

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I am planning to build a new PC and have some problems here.pentium g2120 does not support PCIe 3.0.However,the motherboard stated above have this slots.I am not using any PCI cards anyway AFAIK.if this is the case,will my Mobo and Processor still *pass away* if I connect them and use them together?also please check If the combo is wrong like I choose the wrong PSU for the mobo or my mobo don't have EFI but I use too big hdd or something.i am still quite n00bish.
Basic specsmany from eBay and I just copy the title)
The mobo and processor stated above.
Seagate Barracuda ST3000DM001 3TB 7200RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s Hard Drive

Corsair XMS3 Classic 4GB Memory Module 1333MHz DDR3 DIMM CMX4GX3M1A1333C9(getting 2 sticks of these)
Foxconn TLA-397 ATX/MATX Midi Tower Case (Black/Silver) + 400W Power Supply

Answer:Pentium g2120 with GAz77x-ud5h gigabyte mobo

I did not know how that smiley went there lol

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I'm looking for a new computer and saw a good one with a Pentium D. Heres the specs:

Intel Pentium D 925
3.0 GHz
250GB hard drive 72000 RPM
1GB DDR2- definatly need to upgrade
2 PCI express slots
eMachines- good or bad?

what do you guys think?

Answer:Is a Pentium D good for gaming?


I'm sure you could run most game w/o issues, that thing runs pretty hot though.

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My Pentium M notebook appears to be a little hot. SpeedFan says 61C. Does anyone know whether this is a good temp? (It changes between about 58-62.)

Answer:61C good temp for Pentium M?

For a Pentium M that's very high. I recommendation (in a desktop PC) would be to open it, remove the CPU heatsink, clean old thermal paste, and apply new one.

But for a laptop, it's hard to do that.

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Hi, this question is not important but i am curious...

in plain english, why is the pentium-M processor so good?

everywhere I go, upgrading to a pentium-M processor is like adding another $600, even though its clock speed isnt that great!


Answer:what makes the pentium-M so good?

Low power consumption, low heat, high performance.

Some not so plain English articles:

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I am trying to put together a cheap computer for the living my roommates, just to surf the web. I have an older computer sitting around without a HD. It is a Pentium II with two processors in it and multiple PCI slots, in a nice big case.

Currently it has 512 mb ram
Video card
Network card

All that is missing is the HD. I thought it was a PIII when I started this project and based on the good experience of creating a good working computer for my girlfriend with a PIII this should work. Will a PII like this work for a basic computer?.

I have a copy of XP pro sitting around
and a 21" monitor also.

Would these work or be too much for the PII?

Answer:Pentium II computer....good enough for web?

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Hello, new member here.
Just wondered whether this pentium 4:
is as good as an Athlon 64 3500? I want to use it mainly for gaming, plus all the other usual bits.

I ask because I wanted to get a motherboard with pci express ports to get a pci express graphics card which i hear is better than AGP? And I cant actually find an amd mobo with pci express. Im new to all this stuff so if you can just clear it up it would be very appreciated!

P.S. Is the Nvidia 6600 any good?


Answer:Pentium 4 supporting 64 bit - any good?

The 64bit AMD is most likely going to be better for gamming, i havn't seen or heard anything about 64 bit intels, so that is news to me. Just by a rule of thumb, AMD's fair better in games and P4's to better at number crunching like compression stuff or anything processor intensive. As of right now there are no PCI-e boards that support AMD 64's, so right now it's a toss up. 64 bit, or PCI-e. As far as that card, it all depends on what you want to do. It's a nice card for gamming as long as you arn't picky and what the very very best. I would recommend the GT version if you are looking for something in that price range from nvidia. A bunch of people will probably come in here and talk video cards and say that one is better than the next, but it's all really relative to your system, so just look at your budget and go with whatever you prefer. Nvidia is a good company and the 6600 GT is a good bang for the buck, well worth the extra for the better model.

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what is a good overclock speed for a pentium 4 @ 3.00ghz, and err; how do i do it?

Answer:good overclock speed for pentium 4

This is as good a write up as any. All the guides seem to talk about having the right motherboard to be able to do so.Good cooling is absolutely vital.Even then you might be better off with more RAM, a better graphics card, proper system tuning etc.All depends what you have and where you want to get to.

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1:i got the pentium 4 prescott processor on my computer now, its ace, it dont shut down at the moment on stuff but i want to know if i need a specific bios update for my mobo, to get the pentium 4 prescott processor to work, i have the rev.b intel 865pe dfi infinity board.

2: in the bios whenever i try to save my settings i cant, i press F10 to try to save my settings and it says do you want to exit saving your settings, and its on yes, but when i press enter nothing happens,i cant even change yes from no, could this be due to needing a bios update?

Answer:bios issues involving pentium 4 prescott processor on dfi infinity mobo (I865pe)

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I'm having a new laptop made for me and I want to have it be a high quality one that's going to last. I'm trying to pick a good processor, either an Intel Pentium M 735 with 1.7GHz speed, a 745 with 1.8GHz speed, or a 750 with 1.86GHz speed. Is there going to be a big difference between these three processors? The only game I play on my PC that requires good graphics is the Sims 2. What type of video card do you think would be the best to get for my laptop that won't cost a ton of money for playing that game? I'm not really a computer techy, but I do know most of the lingo you use. Except CPU, what does that mean? Any help you could give me would be very much appreciated!! Thanks!


Answer:Intel Pentium M 750 1.8GHz, good choice for laptop?

i'd go with the 1.8 or higher, if it was up to me. those are both fine cpus. for video cards i'd look at models that employ ATI IGP technology. don't expect a beefy video card to increase your battery life, though!

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Why is my bus speed not 400MHz?
- CPU = Athlon XP 64 (Sempron) [socket-754] 2.0GHz
- - FSB=800MHz

- Mobo = MSI K8T Neo-V
- - Supports 800MHz

- Ram = 512MB DDR400 Crucial link

I thought the bus speed is limited by the lowest performing component, which would be the memory; which is at 400MHz. Am I not correct?

Answer:FSB:800MHz, mobo supports 800MHz, DDR400MHz Ram; Bus speed = 200Mhz???

Everything appears to be right.... Your HTT in reality is only supposed to be 200 at stock. Your RAM will run at the 400Mhz like its supposed to if your still stock. The only reason it appears to run at 200Mhz is because it's DDR ram, which stands for Double Data Rate, or something similar.

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is micromax canvas a1 comes with wifi hotspot or it supports file transfer using 'xender'?

Answer:is micromax canvas supports wifi hotspot and also if it supports file transfer using 'xender'

What is micromax canvas?

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The system requirements for InDesign CS2 specify Pentium II or 4 (no processor speed identified), Windows 2000SP2 or XP, 256 MB RAM min.

The system requirements for InDesign CS3 specify Pentium 4 (no processor speed identified), Windows XPSP2, 256 MB RAM min.

Interestingly, the box for CS2 also specifies 256 kb L2 cache min.

I have the opportunity to buy a Dell Inspiron 6000 with a Pentium M processor (1.5 Ghz), 512 MB RAM, Windows XP/Pro.

I checked the specs of the Pentium M processor on the Intel website, but for this product, cache is specified differently (not as L2). There are 3 different models of 1.5 Ghz M processors, with cache specified at either 1 or 2 MB.

So, my question is:

What does the M cach spec mean, and is it equivalent to L2, or, if not, will the M cach spec work as well as the more traditional L2 cache for an application such as InDesign?

Thanks for your help.

Answer:Pentium III vs Pentium 4 vs Pentium M and Adobe InDesign

Sorry I cannot tell you what this M thing stands for...To be honest I have never seen something like that before...But I can tell you that all Pentium M CPUs have -as you already said- 1m to 2mb of L2 cache. But do not bother checking all this cache stuff, in my opinion you should check for a machine with more Ram and a better CPU. I believe it will suit better your needs. I have seen a lot of cheap laptops with 1gb of RAM and Core Duo or Core 2 Duo CPUs. By the way all Core 2 CPUs have at least 2mb of cache.

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Question: is this mobo good?

Answer:is this mobo good?

Looks fine to me, I'm no expert tho, but there are 58 user reviews on newegg for that product, the overall rating is 4 out of 5 stars so I'd say it's alright.

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Ok so far im gonna get a check around $400, im planning to buy VT7 ATX Socket 478 Motherboard, for Intel Pentium 4 Processors, and a Pentium 4 , 3.00 GHz, 800 MHz FSB, Socket FC-PGA4 478-pin Boxed Processor with HT Technology... Is these parts good enough for gaming????

I currently have a asus P4sgx-mx and a celeron 2.7, 512mb pc2700, and ati 9600se. My theory is that with thoughs new parts im gonna get, gaming would be alot smoother and no lags.

Am i right or wrong??

Answer:Is this mobo and cpu good???

Heres the links if some of you guys were wondering whats the specs.

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Question: good mobo?

i was thinking of getting a new mobo and was wondering if the
SOLTEK "SL-K8AN2E-GR" was any good and is it compatible with the amd athlon 64.
if you have any other suggestions for a mobo plz tell me
thx again

Answer:good mobo?

Well dunno if its good or not, but its a socket 754 so yes it is a AMD64 board, but there are two other sockets, 939 and 940...... So make sure your careful

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Does any one own any MSI Mother Boards ? and are they any good with AMD Processors i'm about to but a 2ghz Amd athlon Xp Already got the motherboard and stuff just wondered if any one new anything about them?

Answer:MSI MoBo's any good with AMD?

very gud ive got a kt6 delta and had no probles at all plus i overclock. also with mine the northbrigde doesnt have a fan so its quieter. but ive heard asus is well respected on this board

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dfi lp nf3 ultra-d mb
nvidia nf3: socket 939
Ddr400: Sata/Raid:1394
21x161 pci - e :2pci-e:2pci

feedbacks and if it isnt wut should i get

btw cpu is amd athlon 3000+

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Question: good mobo for P4

what is a good motherboard for the pentium 4 proccesor

Answer:good mobo for P4

If you have the budget this thing is tits.

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Hi all. I just want know what you people think of this motherboard at this link:

I see they say its a no VGA mobo, but that don't worry me at all because I never use onboard VGA.

So if anyone can tell me what they think of this motherboard I'll be very glad.

(I'm going to use a Phenom II x2,x3 or x4 cpu)

PS. Don't let the DDR3 Ram bother, they are not very expensive here where I live.

Answer:Good or bad AMD mobo?

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im upgradin my system near the end of the month to get my vista on... i cant seem to find a nice AM2 motherboard. right now on the list is evga AM2 mobo and that is nice, but ive never gotten an eVGA motherboard. seems like hit and miss with AM2 motherboards, some work great but have rare serious memory / post issues.

another thing, how do you think a single xfx geforce 8800gtx fares against a pair of 7800gtx's?

Answer:looking for a good mobo

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Is this a good mobo for $76 from newegg?

Brand Foxconn
Model 875A02-6EKRS
Supported CPU
CPU Socket Type Socket 478
CPU Type Intel Pentium 4/Celeron
FSB 800/533MHz
Supported CPU Technologies Hyper-Threading Technology
North Bridge Intel 875P
South Bridge Intel ICH5R
Number of DDR Slots 4x 184pin DDR
DDR Standard DDR 400 (PC 3200)
Dual Channel Supported Yes
Expansion Slots
AGP Slots 1x AGP 8X/4X
PCI Express x16 None
PCI Slots 5
Storage Devices
PATA 2 x ATA 100 up to 4 Devices
SATA 4 x SATA 150
Onboard Audio
Audio Chipset Realtek ALC650
Audio Channels 6 Channels
Onboard LAN
LAN Chipset Realtek 8110S
LAN Speed 10/100/1000Mbps
Max LAN Speed 10/100/1000Mbps
Rear Panel Ports
PS/2 2
USB 4x USB2.0
IEEE1394 1x 1394
Audio Ports 3 jacks
Onboard USB
Onboard USB Connectors 4x USB2.0 (2x headers)
Physical Spec
Form Factor ATX
Dimensions 12.0" x 9.6"
Features Wake on ring, LAN, USB, keyboard & mouse
STR (Suspend-to-RAM); STD (Suspend-to-Disk)
SuperRecovery, SuperBoot, SuperBIOS-Protect, BIOS SuperSpeed, SuperStep, SuperUpdate

I just want something that is reasonable in price and I am not able to use AMD's. The software I use for work is specifically written for the x86 family-I know this for a fact.

Answer:Is this a good mobo?


Originally posted by grifter43
I just want something that is reasonable in price and I am not able to use AMD's. The software I use for work is specifically written for the x86 family-I know this for a fact.

That, my friend, makes absolutely no sense. The AMD processors are all x86.

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Question: Mobo any good?

Is this mobo any good for light gaming and OCing with this CPU?


Answer:Mobo any good?

The E7300 is a dandy choice, no question about it.

I don't know what your cash situation is, but you might also consider looking at this CPU; This would leave you with some cash for a couple sticks of RAM.

Gigabyte has a couple of boards within your price range, you might want to investigate, if only to satisfy yourself that you shopped your best. here is one of Gigabyte's G31 offerings;
If you're serious about "light gaming", you might not even need to overclock.

In the case of G31 Intel chipsets, you might want to check you board's website, to verify whether the shipping BIOS is ready for 45nm CPUs.

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is the... MSI K7N2 Delta2 Platinum Edition a good Motherboard?!?! because i was thinkin of buildin another system with a left over Case, PSU.. and i was gonna use that MoBo, and a AMD Athlon XP 3200+ , ATI Radeon 9800XT 256MB GFx Card , Kingston Hyper X 1GB PC3200 (512MBx2) , Seagate 80GB 7200RPM 8MB Cache.. so is that a good Motherboard for that kind of setup!?? help appreciated!! thanks

Answer:Good MoBo.. Or No Good MoBo!?!?!

does anyone know??!?!?

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Question: good 939 mobo

hey shopping around and found this. i want a mobo for an athlon 64 3500+. socket 939. i also want one with agp. i dont like the idea of a pci video card. is this a good one. also i might want to try to oc it a little. please feel free to reccomend any other boards.

Answer:good 939 mobo

that board sucks

this is the best from what i've heard
this one is pretty good as well (but uses a via chipset i think)

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Question: Good MoBo?

Any opinions on this MoBo from Intel?

Answer:Good MoBo?

It's agood enough board. What are your needs?

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Question: Good Mobo?

Ive posted about wanting to upgrade my current system, and i got the RAM and CPU easily...the only thing im not completely knowledgable on is the mobo. I guess im sort of new to the forumn, and i dont know if this is a stupid, rude, uncommon, whatever request this is...but just if someone could help me find the Mobo im looking for. Im looking for a mobo that: Has a high least 800 mhz, is for a socket 939 processor (athlon 64 3200+), hsa onboard sound and video (cant afford graphics card at the moment), and has an AGP 8x slot (not leaning towards PCI-E yet...). Thats all i can think of at the moment. It has to be compatable with 1 gig of PC3200 Ram and a socket 939 AMD 64 bit 3200+.

Any help?

Answer:Good Mobo?

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Alright, I know I've been asking a lot of questions lately, I've been thinking about upgrading my computer, and you guys seem to know alot.

I have a Seagate 7,200 RPM 80GB HDD,
Liteon Combo CD/DVD Drive,
1x 512 Non-ECC Unbuffered ram, 1x 1024 Non-ECC Unbuffered ram.
And my good ol' GeForce FX5200.. (Its doing pretty well for a PCI card) [Upgrading to a 6800GT PCI-e once I get enough money, stickin' with the 5200 for a while.]

And I am thinking about upgrading my processor to an Athlon 64 3200+ (Venice)
with a Chaintech VNF4 Ultra Zenith ATX mobo.
Just wanted to know if it was a good board.

Thanks in advance.

Answer:Is this a good mobo?

there is a risk

Unless you know and love the company, its always a good idea to get a motherboard from a wellknown company, such as asus, msi, or gigabyte. Depending on how much money you were thinking of spending, this for $85 is a good deal from MSI.

Hope that helps.

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Question: good mobo

can anyone give a good recomendation about motherboard? I need buy a new one, i have AGP video card and pentium4.

Thank you

Answer:good mobo

Wrong forum.

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Question: mobo any good?

Abit AN8 SLi Fatal1ty is this mobo any good?
any suggestions on an better one?

Answer:mobo any good?

It's OK but the DFI Lanparty Ultra-D / SLI-DR are far better boards

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Question: good Mobo?

Hey Guys, I am still out of a functioning mobo for this p.c. as far as gaming goes...

I have a 1.4 gig Athlon T-bird processor
Maxtor 20 gig 7200 hard drive
Ram(hoping to get this with my new mobo)

Can anyone recommend a good Asus Mobo that I could find for 80 to 100 bucks?(or more if necessary)


Answer:good Mobo?


The only consistently bad reviews I have seen on ASUS Mobos was for the K7S5A - No doubt there are people who have had great service from it. However I have seen reports from people on other forums indicating heat related problems causing shutdowns (granted there could have been other factors here such as inadequate cooling) but I've read many more negative than positive. It is available here in UK for under 40 pounds ( $65)
Which is very cheap - and in UK there's usually only one reason for rapid cost cutting

Have another look here if you have not already :

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Any suggestions or sites I could check?

Guess it needs to support 140W CPU/Socket AM2+
Thanks in advance, I'm having a heck of a time finding one.

Answer:Need a good mobo for an AMD Phenom x4 BE

how much are you willing to spend? First generation phenom? any am3 board would support it, they are pretty backwards compatible.

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I'm Buying a Intel Core 2 duo e6550/e6600 tomorrow with a mobo and then some.
I was wondering what a good motherboard that would go well together with those CPU without breaking a 100'ish$ budget?


Answer:Whats a good mobo for...

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Can you give me some tips on how to choose a mobo? and can you explain all the funny letter/number codes in the product. tnx.

Answer:How to choose a good Mobo.... ?

I have a few suggestions for you. First off, you need to decide your price range. Budget Mobo's run around $40 and the high end ones are $100 and up.

Second, decide what kind of CPU you are going to use, AMD, or Intell. I am not familliar with the Intell chips, but AMD has several types of processors: Socket A (Athlon or AthlonXP CPU), Socket 754? (AMD 64 bit processor), Socket 939 (64 bit), and AM2 (the newest I think in the AMD line). A socket A CPU will not work in a 939 board, a 754 chip will not work in an AM2... you have to get a mobo that is compatable with the CPU you are going to use.

Also, do you want onboard graphics, or are you going to use a video card? Some boards come with onboard video, some do not.

I am sure there are plenty of motherboard reviews on this site. You can also do a Google search for motherboard reviews and see if that helps any.

Good luck!


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Does anyone know of a good vlaue socket A mobo?

Im running an Athlon XP 2500+ and will also have a 9800 pro in it.

Thanks alot people.

Answer:good value socket A mobo

what's your budget?

I had a ASUS A7N8X-X and it was rock solid. It didn't have all the bells and whistles that some other boards had but it worked great for me. $64.50 total seen here

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I'm building an AMD 64 3000+ and I need a good motherboard with SATA support and under 100 bucks. Thanks. need answer fast. make sure it's good!!

Answer:good mobo for 3000+ 64

Asus A8V

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I'm building my first system around AMD 64 X2 5200+ (or FX-62) processor and i need someone to recomend me a good mobo. There are several things i'm looking for in this board: 1) It has to be stable, thats my top requirement, i dont want to constantly fight the board to get it working properly. 2) I need SLI/Crossfire support (Though i admit i like ati cards more) when i go with that down that road. 3)It has to have a PCI 2.1 slots, since i already own X-FI extreme gamer card (and speakers that go with it) and would like to use it, but it requires 2.1.

I've looked at several boards and reviews, it seems that these boards are rated quite highly: Asus crosshair, M2N32-sli nforce 590, M2N-sli nforce 570, Foxconn nforce 590, Gigabyte nforce 590, and MSI K9A Platinum (crossfire board). Can anyone recomend one of these or may be there is something better out there?

Answer:Please recomend me a good AM2 mobo

Try this one.

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I need a goood high preformance motherboard and a good cpu to go along. I was thinking ASUS and i am open to any cpu suggestions as well.

Thanks for the help

Answer:NEED A GOOD MOBO advice plz!


Well first off lets see what you have to spend and go from there.

But I can tell you right offhand that you are asking for trouble and a comparison war over AMD and Intel CPU's from the members..... "go with intel amd sucks" "AMD games better" " Intel is better than AMD for video editing"

So basically help me fill in a few of the blanks.

1.) Whats your budget ?
2.) What are you going to be using it for ? Gaming, Video Editing ?
3.) Do you need help determining other quality componants to slap into her ?
Hard drives, memory, video card ect.

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I'm Looking for an ATX 478 socket MOBO, something good with no problems, and still available out there, anywhere. I have Pentium 2.80 ghz, memory pc3200.

Thank you

Answer:GOOD 478 Socket MOBO

ASUS P4P800E-Deluxe. Has all the features... 4xSATA ports, 3 IDE channels, AGP8x, very overclockable bios with PCI/AGP lock etc. Overall a great mobo. It is ASUS' flagship socket 478 motherboard. I used to have one with a P4 2.26 Northwood and I overclocked it all the way up to 2.72 ghz.

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I am new in this computer building process, and I have been looking around here(probably seen me lurking in here constantly) trying to learn as much as I can to prevent ignorant questions. I have been looking for a nice decent processor/CPU to buy for a nice gaming computer. I know I want to take advantage of hyper threading, 64-bit advantages, and also a 939 socket(heard it was very new, and upgradeable.). I have $200-$300 to spend on a processor alone. I want to be able to play this, and hopefully next generation of games. I also don't get the FSB, I know what it is, but on the mobo, it doesn't tell you how many multipliers you get. Very confusing on some parts of the computer. I also want to get a nice MOBO for around $200. I will probably spend around $1.5-$2000 in all for a computer(CRT screen, mouse keyboard, nice optional stuff, and the computer). I want a nice gaming machine, I don't play FPS games (Half-Life2, and so on) so really don't play graphics hungry games. I mostly play the RTS games (War Hammer, etc.) Thank you for the help.

Answer:A Good Processor and MOBO

You're not going to get hyperthreading on a amd64 cpu, although an amd x2 cpu(dual core), will be better than hyperthreading. You mainly need ht or dual core for serious multitasking.

You can build a very good pc with your budget. A basic gaming rig will cost about $800-1000(tower only).

I can't really give specific advice without specific details of what you want to do. I like my 3000+, vnf4ultra, 6600gt, and 1gb ram. It works well for games.

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I am looking for some input from everyone out there for the latest and greatest in the way of MOBO's.

Quality, ease of use, performance, stability, support, etc..

I am venturing into the INTEL world with a P4 processor...2.53ghz..

I appreciate the input guys,, so let her rip!


Answer:Need Suggestions For Good Mobo

im not sure as to specifics as i don't have the time, but i would have to say that you should probably look at ASUS and Abit, as i've heard ppl reccomend them alot. make sure you get an Nforce chipset though.

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I've decided to upgrade recently and the CPU I'm going for is an Athlon 64 x2 3800+. I'm just not sure what motherboard to go with.

I've noticed that most s939 boards have nVidia nForce / SLi etc onboard. I'm not exactly sure what this means - is it just support for dual video cards, or...? I was thinking of buying an ATi card, and I've got no plans for dual cards, but will running an ATi card on an nForce supported board have any impact at all? Would I get more benefit by getting an nVidia card?

Would love to hear any opinions you may have. Thanks!

Answer:Good mobo for AMD x2 3800

it won't effect anything running ati's card on nvidia's board. The nforce/SLI means that it will support sli (dual cards), but it's not required to have both cards/slots filled

If you have no plan to go for SLI whatsoever, then I would suggest you go for nforce4 ultra chipset. I think dfi has good board, so is asus.

What's your budget, is there any special feature that you need for the board?

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Everyone i see on here always recommends the DFI lanparty mobo:

What is so great about this if its not nf4 ULTRA like this one is:

Also if DFI is better for OC people will it really be better for me if this is my first build and i dont really plan on OCing?

Answer:Whats so good about the DFI mobo?

DFI is stable and has a lot of options in the BIOS, especially for tweaking voltage, memory, ratios, and other really important overclocking essentials.

Those aren't needed for someone not overclocking, but it's a good board anyways and I'd recommend it to anyone.

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Is this a good combo?

GIGABYTE GA-K8NSC-939 Socket 939 NVIDIA nForce3 250Gb ATX AMD

AMD Athlon 64 3200+ Venice 1GHz FSB 512KB L2 Cache Socket 939

With this power supply-

SPARKLE FSP530-60GNA ATX12V 530W Power Supply 95~132/ 190~264V AC, Manual-select UL 1950, CSA C22.2 Level3, IEC 950, TUV 60950

And this ram-

CORSAIR ValueSelect 1GB (2 x 512MB) 184-Pin DDR SDRAM Dual Channel Kit

Doing some upgrading from a P4 1.8 with RDRAM :haha:. The memory is going bad and buying more RDRAM isn't all that less expensive than buying all this stuff. Actually more expensive to buy the ram if you're going through Dell!

This is the cheaper mobo solution-

But it is refurbished and I don't know if that is a good idea or not when it comes to important parts like the mobo. It just ships "barebones" whatever that means.

Thanks for your help, this is the best site on earth! I read it all the time.

Answer:Is this a good mobo/cpu combo?

man. no love. shafted. i had to bump my own thread

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Want to build up a serviceable puter for the grandchildren, oldest 8 yrs. Want to use a regular ATX board and old Intel 820 Processor (Socket 775) that i already have. I will be installing 2005 Media Center edition. What is a good reliable MoBo for this application?

Thanks, folks?

If anyone has a fully accesorized used one, I'd entertain. By "accessorized", I mean cables, back panel bezel, the stuff that typically comes with a new boxed MoBo.

Answer:Good MoBo for Grandchildren?

What type of memory are you going to be using DDR or DDR2? Socket 775 you have a choice.

Also, do you want AGP, PCIe or just integrated graphics?

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Ok, here's the deal. I have a Dell Dimension 8300, that i've added a ton of stuff too. But, i'm just bored with the case and want to jazz up the PC a bit. I'd also like to OC the P4 3.4GHz Prescott S-478. But, I don't wanna do it with the DELL (crap) MOBO. So here's what I need to do. I Already ordered a new CASE & POWER SUPPLY.

Case is a RAIDMAX Samurai XE Black - LOL yes it's an Alienware ripp-off case, who cares it's freakin' sweet. And the PSU is a OCZ PowerStream 600W. I just got a new "Zalman 7000 w/LED" that i haven't installed yet and now i'm going to wait. But, now all i need is a good MOBO to complete this rebuild.

I already have:
P4 3.4GHZ Prescott S-478
2 Seagate Barracuda 250GIG SATA w/NCQ
4 x 512 CORSAIR XMS DDR400 PC3200
Sapphire Radeon X800XT PE AGP 8x
Creative SB Audigy 2 ZS
HP-DVD w/lightscribe

So, please give me your best suggestions on a MOBO for this CPU and Socket, also a MOBO that is OCing friendly if possible.

Budget for MOBO "$150.00"

Answer:Help Me Find a Good MOBO! Please?

You're asking the wrong question...

Intel writes the chipsets for it's motherboard, and unfortunatly for them they suck at it.

The question you should ask is, what is the model with the smallest fail rate on the 478 chipsets.

I've had semi-good luck with the Asus (i cant believe im recommending them) p4c800

Next time, buy amd =/

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I'm looking for an AM2 mobo for AMD that will run RAM at more then 1.95v and is in the pricerange of a M2N-E ($100).

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Hi, I have an old ECS ELITEGROUP P4VXMS mobo and would like to know what would be a good choice for something new. This is a very old computer and I don't have the case info. It has a Pentium 4 1.4 Ghz and 512 of RAM. Need more speed

Answer:Need new mobo for old micro atx what's good?

If you're looking for a cheap upgrade this is likely your best bet:
It's only $50 ($40 after rebate) includes a cpu and motherboard will be faster than your old set up, and as long as your ram is DDR it will work just fine (you may want to add some more ram)
$33 for a gig with your current 512 you will have 1.5 GB.
That motherboard/cpu combo does not include a cpu cooler so you will need to buy one
This will do the trick for $12
Total Motherboard, GPU, cooler, and RAM: $95 ($85 after rebate) before shipping

If you have more to spend:
something like this would be even faster
$73 pentium Dual Core (includes cpu cooler)
$53 motherboard
$21 2GB DDR2 800 ram
Total: $147 before shipping

With any kind of cpu/motherboard upgrade you need to make sure your current power supply can handle the load (cheeck the sticker on it to see the specs and if it's less than 300w you should replace it)
If you need a new one this is a great option for a standard system (any of the configs. I recomended fall into this catigory) Read more

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Im looking to upgrade my mobo and cpu pretty soon, if my other computer doesnt get fixed, and i need some suggestions. Im goin for an Opteron 146 which is a great overclocker and I need a good board to allow for a maximum overclock. Ive been told numerous times that DFI is the best for overclocking but I just bought a new PSU and dont want to upgrade it AGAIN until i go SLI. Does anyone have experience overclocking with ASUS or any other brands?

Answer:Good overclocker mobo

yep DFI is best bet if u wanna overclock....

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I have bought a lot of asus products the last few years, though recently I have had a terrible experience with their customer service. So much so that I'm thinking of trying other brands, specifically for motherboards. I was wondering what others experiences have been with other brands of mobos (Gigabyte, MSI, Etc.). Which brands are most reliable? Hows their customer service compare? Stuff like that. Any feedback is appreciated. Thanks guys!

Answer:Overall good brands for mobo's

ASUS is the best, but I wouldnt go with them if I were to build a Z87 based system because the gold color scheme is not for me. ASRock has been improving lately. MSI is eh. Gigabyte is the best overall brand other than ASUS.

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Hey all,

Im in search of a good motherboard, but im not really sure what to get.

I need it to be sli ready and preferably have wifi built in. It is for a core 2 duo computer.
I am also looking towards the future, so I am thinking getting one that is quad core ready/compatible, but I am extremely confused as to what I should get.

Anyone have some good suggestions?


Answer:In search of a good mobo

You don't see many Wi-Fi boards out there. Here a re a couple of decent boards that meet your other criteria.

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How do you rate it ? Will it run at 800fsb with a P4 3.4.

Answer:Is the MSI-7046 mobo good or bad.

Where did you see it please - can you provide a link? Apparently it's an OEM board used in some HP computers, & not mentioned/featured at the MSI website. G

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can you guy tell me what a low price mobo a socket plz that would be good to run a 6600gt vga im looking to buy a upgrade mobo,vga thank'z

Answer:Good MoBo to run with a 6600gt

and thhis is for gaming forgot HL2 yep. and DOOM3 and others so

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Question: Good S939 Mobo

my friend is going to buy a new system and he wants to know what a good S939 mobo with SLI support is. thanx in advance

Answer:Good S939 Mobo

Asus A8N Deluxe is a good board for SLi

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Does anyone know a good core 2 duo mobo (possibly using a E6300) that has 2 PCI Express x16 slots? Also which is faster a E6300 or a AMD Athlon X2 4200+ duel core processor?

Answer:good Core 2 duo mobo

E6300 is way better/faster, what's is your price range for a motherboard?

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Will an ASUS SK8V work?
Or maybe a Gigabyte one...?
Gonna use an ATI x800 pro too.

Being socket A, does that mean any board can take them?

I meant AMD XP 3200+

Answer:What's a good mobo for AMD XP 3200+?

No, needs to be socket 745
it is a 64 bit chip, not an XP :\
Asus, MSI, Gigabyte or ABit make good ones. Check out newegg, go to AMD Mobtherboards, theres the ones you can use, just make sure its socket 745

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I have an Asus MSN-SLI Deluxe MOBO AM2 with a AMD FX-62 Dual core processor. I got a Cooler from Newegg that was supposed to fit AMD but didnt fit the plastic retnetion bracket around the CPU.....Anyone have my Motherboard and have a good colling unit.

Please help

Answer:HELP..Need Good Cooler for ASUS mobo/cpu

The Fx-62 is demanding, my sis has that mobo in which i bought for her. If you can pocket it you should try a Zalmans 7500

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Have an ASUS A8N32-SLI-Deluxe motherboard coming to me, I would like to get a recommendation on a case. I am looking for a bigger case, no mid size towers. I would like this case to have 3 3.5 bays, 4+ 5 1/4 bays, and a top mounted PSU slot. The case needs to be able to take advantage of the heat pipe running down the mobo.

Answer:Anyone use this MOBO and able to recommend a good case?

No one else using this mobo yet? putting a Athlon 64 x2 4800+ in it, should be super fly jiggy dope pimp then! Just need a good high tower case for it now. So.. effectively...... BUMP

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