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Discussion in 'Hardware' started by willwalk, Sep 18, 2003.

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  1. willwalk

    willwalk Thread Starter

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    I have been asked to 'sort out' a friend's pc, upon inspection i have determined that the mobo is shot. The CPU is a P3 500, can anyone recommend somewhere that will deliver to the UK a board that will take this? As it's a bit old I don't know if current mobo's are suitable.

    Thanx
     
  2. buddhafabio

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    the money you would spend on a new board for that processor will get you a better board and processor
     
  3. GwizJoe

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    Agreed!

    SEC PIII 500s and 550s have sort of a reputation for going through motherboards,since they are basically a hotter version of a PII with little additional developement.(Intel didn't get their shite together until they reverted back to the 370 chipset)
    The availability of boards for those processors is quickly becoming very lean,even for reconditioned ones.So,finding one might be an issue,and shipping could make it not worth the effort.

    I recently had a client that had been dealing with this same issue for a long time.Her 550 had gone thru 3 boards before she asked me for advice.I set her up with an ASUS board with good options for upgrading,a 1.3 Duron,and a 256 stick of DDR.The combo came assembled and tested for about $150 (US).She was absolutely thrilled with the results...
    If your client would consider the upgrade,I'm sure you will all be much happier in the end.

    Oh,this is where I got her combo:
    http://direct.mwave.com/mwave/index.hmx?

    Best regards,
    GwizJoe
     
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  5. zeddy

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    I agree with the posters that it is time to get a new mobo and processor. The only other option is a second hand mobo and the inherent risks that poses.

    If you want to pursue a mobo then look on ebay

    ebay as one example.
     
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