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Posted: 1/25/2002 8:42:24 AM EDT
I am in the process of getting an Athlon XP processor (don't know which one). I guess they are all Socket A's. Can anybody recommend a Mobo with the processor? Abit? Etc. thanks
Link Posted: 1/25/2002 8:46:26 AM EDT
Try here, should be able to find lots of info on all the MB. I've learned a lot from the forums. Anandtech is also great for info. Forum: [url]http://www.amdmb.com/vb/index.php[/url] Main Page: [url]http://www.amdmb.com[/url]
Link Posted: 1/25/2002 8:51:16 AM EDT
Thanks for the help. I have gotten some good help from www.motherboards.org, but their searchs kinda' suck I try your recommended website.
Link Posted: 1/25/2002 8:54:08 AM EDT
I have built a lot of pc's with various mb's , my suggestion is an AOPEN AK77 Pro/Plus, or any other aopen board that accepts it. I have received several bad soyos and had some go bad later, never had a problem w/aopen. www.aopen.com
Link Posted: 1/25/2002 8:55:50 AM EDT
Just bought a boxed Athlon XP 1700 myself and going through the same quest. If you don't know about it, Tom's Hardware Guide is a great resource for this kind of stuff [url]www.tomshardware.com[/url] Seems they like the Soltek SL-75DRV2 for overclockers and Soyo SY-K7V was the overall recommended board. Probably wind up with the Soyo but without the RAID controller.
Link Posted: 1/25/2002 9:00:04 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/25/2002 9:05:13 AM EDT by PitViper]
I recently built an XP 1900 on a MSI KT266 PRO 2. It's a kickass board, and costs about a hundred bucks. I highly recommend it. So far, it's very stable despite overclocking,(XP 1900, 1024 Mb DDR, MSI GeFORCE 3 Ti500 Vid Card, soundblaster Live sound)and HELLA fast. The XP's run cooler than the Older Athlons, but I still recommend you get a helluva big heatsink/fan combo, and a big Power supply. GOod Luck
Link Posted: 1/25/2002 9:03:16 AM EDT
I have a Athlon 1.4 and am running a Soyo Dragon. They have upgraded that to the Dragon+ which uses the via 266a chipset. Have found this board to be easy to set up and run. I have 98se and XP running on it with no problems
Link Posted: 1/25/2002 9:06:24 AM EDT
hey guys, keep them coming - all of your recommendations are pointing me in the right direction. thanks!!!!
Link Posted: 1/25/2002 9:14:20 AM EDT
I agree with Pitvipers choice. I am buying MSIs K7T266 Pro2 board. Has an onboard Promise raid controller, and built in USB 2.0
Link Posted: 1/25/2002 9:17:43 AM EDT
I have been using Athlons and XP's for a while now and have had experience with a couple of different MB's. Have had good luck with Abit and Soyo, and I hear good things about Epox. If I were building a new one now I would use the top of the line Abit in a heartbeat, something with the VIA 266a chipset. If you're overclocking (like I am) the Abit gives you some nice tweaks through the BIOS. No DIP switches to mess with. If you're not overclocking, it's just a nice, stable board. toast
Link Posted: 1/25/2002 9:19:01 AM EDT
toast, which Abit board are you talking about?
Link Posted: 1/25/2002 9:42:58 AM EDT
hey Nojazz another website to check out is: [url]http://www.motherboards.org/articles/motherboard-reviews.html[/url]
Link Posted: 1/25/2002 9:54:41 AM EDT
Atencio, thanks for the info.
Link Posted: 1/25/2002 10:23:56 AM EDT
Check out ASUS. I have been impressed with their boards so far.
Link Posted: 1/25/2002 10:34:05 AM EDT
The Asus A7N266. The NForce chipset rocks and Asus makes killer mobos. Don't get a via chipset(cheapset[:)]) board, all of them are a bug ridden pos.
Link Posted: 1/25/2002 7:29:57 PM EDT
I am still trying to locate a supplier for a Fujitsu Siemens D1289 (VIA KT266 chipset). Now the reason for this... I am currently on a mission. A mission of building a SILENT system. I am so tired of having a noisy computer. Fujitsu Siemens premium boards are supposedly the best for building silent systems (they have some nice circuits that monitor fan speeds and lowering the fan speeds if the system is running cool). Personally I would like to have an AMD system. Their chips are somewhat superior than Intel (depending on who you talk to).
Link Posted: 1/25/2002 8:48:52 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/25/2002 8:49:43 PM EDT by 71-Hour_Achmed]
[url]http://www.anandtech.com/[/url] also rates the Soyo Dragon Plus as one of the highest. That seems to be what most people are going for nowadays. It performs within a few percent of the top on all of the tests, and has the most features, and is reported to have excellent stability. It is also about $145, though, while others are down around $100-$120. I saved a bunch of threads yesterday while looking at peoples' experiences. SOME of these relate to the topic, but I may have marked a few other topics as well: [url]http://forums.anandtech.com/messageview.cfm?threadid=693612&catid=29[/url] [url]http://forums.anandtech.com/messageview.cfm?catid=29&threadid=691379[/url] [url]http://forums.anandtech.com/messageview.cfm?catid=29&threadid=692410[/url] [url]http://forums.anandtech.com/messageview.cfm?catid=29&threadid=690895[/url] [url]http://forums.anandtech.com/messageview.cfm?catid=29&threadid=690473[/url] [url]http://forums.anandtech.com/messageview.cfm?catid=29&threadid=691594[/url] [url]http://forums.anandtech.com/messageview.cfm?catid=29&threadid=690077[/url]
Link Posted: 1/25/2002 8:56:51 PM EDT
Man, I thought gun nuts were geeks! [:D]
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