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Old 11-25-2006, 04:53 AM   #1
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which mother board to use


I am planning to buy a new PC I want to know wether we need to have a graphics card on mother board or not why is it necessary to have graphics card I have a low budget and have to do some programming ,netsurfing only basically I saw a lot of mother boards on net but dont
know which one to take for an AMD 64 3000+ system,what does a graphics card or a chipset does on a mother board

where can I find more information
 
Old 11-25-2006, 10:08 PM   #2
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there is a HCL (hardware compatibility list) here at LQ.org that is filled by linux users of this site. visit the motherboard section here when you narrow your choices of motherboards down and see if it has good feedback when using it with linux.
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I want to know wether we need to have a graphics card on mother board or not why is it necessary to have graphics card
not always called a 'graphics card' but sometimes video card or display adapter, it is (just about) required for desktop users, whether it is onboard on the motherboard or a seperate card (PCI, AGP, PCI-Express). it is used as the link between the computer and you--your monitor. if your just doing basic tasks and not intense 3d-gaming probably any new onboard graphics chip will work. just look for one that has 128mb+ of memory and itll work great for your situation im sure.
graphics 'cards' (ie seperate from the motherboard) take alot of load off the CPU and RAM because it has its own processor and memory and make the graphics smoother and the computer in general.

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I saw a lot of mother boards on net but dont know which one to take for an AMD 64 3000+ system,
when building a computer take care in every part you purchase--everything relies on everything. your CPU that you have interest in will have a 'socket type'. look for that then when searching for a motherboard narrow your search to include only motherboards with that cpu socket type. if they dont match and you buy them you wont have a working computer.

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what does a graphics card or a chipset does on a mother board
see above regarding graphics cards. chipsets provide many functions to the computer, different chipsets have different functions, and there are many. the function of chipsets is usually like controlling hardware, such as audio, or RAM, or BIOS--many things.

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where can I find more information
immensly broad question. depending what kind of 'information' your looking for. wikipedia.org is a great site, howstuffworks.com is good too. search with any major search engine your selected topic to find out more.

i dont know where you live but in Canada where i am i usually buy my pc parts from afew sites: ncix.com i find has the largest selection and is nicely layed out site. if your in the states then the choices im sure are near endless.

good luck.
 
Old 11-26-2006, 01:44 AM   #3
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