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Old 08-19-2005, 03:08 PM   #1
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What motherboard to use?


IN the Next month or so, I'll be upgrading to Mandriva LE 2005, as well as my Motherboard. I have two in mind, but am unable to find it on the Mandriva Hardware database (they have a small selection)

THe First is an Asus P4S800, and the Second is an MSI 651M-V.

If anyone has any suggestions opn what board would be better, please let me know.


Thanks
 
Old 08-19-2005, 03:40 PM   #2
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It really does not matter what motherboard that you use. Just stay away from ATI and SIS chipsets.

Upgrading just the motherboard is a big job and it is a costly upgrade without any performance gain. I suggest ABIT AN8 Ultra. It is cheap and there is no fan for the chipset. Just passive cooling using heat pipes which will give you reliablity.
 
Old 08-19-2005, 05:03 PM   #3
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IT's kinda hard finding a Motherboard without a SIS Chipset, for a good price especially when your on a fixed budjet. I did find this one motherboard by Asus a P4VP-MX with VIA Chipsets. For a Good PRice. Would there seem to be a Problem with the Via Chipsets.

Thanks Again for the Help, I don't want to waste money on a New Motherboard and would find that somethings arin't supported or have other problems
 
Old 08-19-2005, 06:07 PM   #4
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If you have a fixed budget, why do you need a motherboard upgrade. I can see a memory upgrade but a motherboard upgrade is not a smart way to improve performance.

Intel, VIA, and nVidia are good chipsets.

BTW, what is the brand and model of your motherboard.
 
Old 08-19-2005, 06:37 PM   #5
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Well my other system Asus P3B-F Pentium 3, 550, had died on the weekend (a power surge) so I'm stuck with a very old laptop running Win98 for net purposes in the meantime.

I'm also a Student living off of Student Loans right now, so as you can see that's why I have a budjet for my new system.

Thanks for the Help. I feel better about the motherboard I'm getting now.
 
  


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