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Whats a good motherboard

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by urikorulzs2, Jul 15, 2006.

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  1. urikorulzs2

    urikorulzs2 Thread Starter

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    ok i need to get a new mobo. it has to support SATA, must have an AGP slot, about 4 or more pci slots, support a socket 462 processor,wouldnt mind it having a pci express slot if possible.
    whats going in it is a sempron 3000+ 2.0GHz processor, 1GB of ram, 2 SATA 160GB hard drives, a 6ch 5.1 surround sound sound card, and 2 DVD-RW's, and a FX5900XT.
    i feel i might be leaving something out, but if not thats all then.
     
  2. KingCody

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    My personal favorite motherboard for socket-A was the Abit AN7. it is well known as one of the best socket-A motherboards ever made. it has the nvidia nForce2 chipset, one AGP 8X slot and 5 PCI slots

    That's my recommendation

    as far as PCI-express in concerned, I don't think that you could find any socket-A mobo with a PCI-E slot. That video interface is the newest and fastest, but socket-A is 3 generations behind the current AMD socket (AM2)

    good luck :)
     
  3. urikorulzs2

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    thanks ill check it out.
     
  4. urikorulzs2

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    as far as the Abit AN7 mobo, it has been dicontinued. any others?
     
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    I think all socket A/462 CPU's and motherboard have been discontinued, you just have to find a retailer that still has some from stock.
     
  6. KingCody

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    I know it's discontinued. I had assumed that you realized that socket-A is an old socket type and that nothing is made for it anymore. as triple6 already mentioned all socket-A hardware is discontinued. hardware manufacturers have long since moved onto newer platforms.

    after socket-A (642), AMD made socket-754, then socket-939, and the current socket-AM2.

    the best place to find socket-A hardware (and any other older platforms) is Ebay. you can find some socket-A mobos on retailers like newegg, but they don't have any of the better models left.
     
  7. urikorulzs2

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    yea i 4got about that. what about the msi kt880 delta fsr board. would that be a good replacement?
     
  8. urikorulzs2

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    Also, Whats the best Dual Core Supported mobo u would suggest.
     
  9. KingCody

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    it looks good to me. i never used one, but MSI makes good boards.

    for what socket type?
     
  10. zergpc208

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    Here is a system my buddy has..

    System Manufacturer: n/a
    System Model: n/a
    BIOS: American Megatrends
    Processor: Intel(R) Celeron(R) CPU 1.80GHz
    Memory: 224MB RAM
    Page File: 151MB used, 1673MB available
    Windows Dir: C:\WINDOWS
    DirectX Version: DirectX 9.0b (4.09.0000.0902)
    DX Setup Parameters: /Silent
    DxDiag Version: 4.09.0000.0902 32bit



    Anyways the AMD Athlon 64 X2 dual-core processor 3800 should be way better than the other one.
     
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