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Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Melon00, Aug 3, 2006.

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  1. Melon00

    Melon00 Thread Starter

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    I need to switch out my motherboard and i dont want too spend money on buying new compatible parts.

    Basically what i need is ddr ram support and agp support. I dont mind getting a new chip ( my old one which isnt sold anymore is a socket a chipset)

    the abit ic7 is what i have found so far, its a but pricey though

    any other suggestion? I

    am hoping im posting in the correct forum section.
     
  2. brite750

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    Biostar M7VIG 400, around $40, there all over the place, try newegg, they are only good up to 333fsb though
     
  3. brite750

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    If you have PC3200 DDR400 ram i would get a 754 pin MB with Sempron 754 pin cpu, around the same price as a socket A
     
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    I put together a mainboard processor combo ( celeron 2.8) from newegg that was under $70 for both. If you are going to use your old HD and it is PATA , make sure to get a mainbord with two PATA ports. I for cdroms the other for your old HDs. Also you will have to do something like an implace install of your install of XP since it has the HAL of your old mainboard. You may even be able to walk away with a Pent 4 processor, they are dropping in price. Might as well maybe bite the bullet and just get a sata HD , a 320 gig is only around $105 - $120
     
  5. brite750

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    they still sell socket A cpu but theyre not cheap when you can get 754/939 for the same prices in some cases.
    http://www.compuvest.us/productslist.aspx?CategoryCode=CPU_AMDX
    http://www.gearxs.com/gearxs/default.php?cPath=72_159
     
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