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 Post subject: a simple motherboard for AMD with 4 socket-mounting holes
PostPosted: Mon Nov 01, 2004 2:06 pm 
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hi there,
gonna build a second PC with all my "spare" or old parts,
all i lack is a motherboard,
simple, i'm gonna put my actual MSI k7n2 mobo in that "new-to-build" pc,

that means that i need a New one for my Athlon xp 2500+ processor

the only requirements are: i need those four mounting holes around the processor, so i can install my reserator :)

don't know much about motherboards, so if anyone could give me an advice,

i need 1 AGP slot,
support for DDR400 dual channel ram
4 holes around cpu

that's it,,,,doesn't have to be anythbing fancy... msi seems nice to me,

but is there like a motherboard out there that you can call THE BEST (for amd's) .... and au contraire; what's the most simple one i could get?

looking forward to reading some comments,
thanx alot in advance,

earworm


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 01, 2004 2:19 pm 
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mhhh..another thing..
imagine that i buy a K8 motherboard,
will my athlon xp 2500+ fit and work on that?
or are those mobo's only for like 64 bit cpu's?


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it would be lovely if motherboards were backwards compatible, but they're not sadly. from memory, for starters there is the different pin count, and A64's have the memory controller integrated.

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Athlon XP => Socket 462 a.k.a. Socket A
Athlon 64 => Socket 754 and recently 939

Different socket means different motherboard. I'd look at the list of undervoltable mobo's on the main site. Other than that, decide on what features you want (sata, on-board (G)LAN, etc) and make a shortlist of possible candidates. From that list, check the manufacturers to see if they have the mounting holes and then select the one that has the best price at your favorite retailer.

Easy as building a PC :D it's the silence part that's tricky.

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 02, 2004 12:23 am 
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okf, but what do you mean with undervoltable mobo's ?


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See the list (SPCR); it also includes an explanation of what undervolting is and why you'd want it.

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i would get the shuttle an35n ultra. great motherboard. 8)


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 02, 2004 11:18 am 
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ok, reading those articles/.
looking at that motherboard....you got any expierience with that Motherboard?
and ehm...i wonder,are there boards out there without onboard audio.... would be great since i don't want it at all and i guess you pay for any extra option


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