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Old 03-23-03, 07:35 PM   #1
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Need a new Mother Board for this CPU!

My friend needs a new MoBo for this setup below. His old MoBo overheated and froze the computer abput 12 times a day. So he is getting a new MoBo.

Any ideas?





Processor: AMD ATHLON XP 1800+



Memory: 512 SDRAM



Mother Board: ECS Elite Group K7S5A (chipset) SiS735



Hard Drives: Western Digital 60gig (7200rpm)

Western Digital 40gig (7200rpm)



DVD/CD-ROM: (Hewlett Packard) LG CD-RW CED 8083B

(Pioneer) DVD-ROM (DVD-114)



Disk Drives: Iomega ZIP 100 SCSI Disk Device



PCI Card: (Belkin) Ultra ATA/133 PCI Card



Video Card: NVIDIA GeForce4 MX 420



Sound Card: Creative Sound Blaster Live 5.1
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Old 03-23-03, 08:21 PM   #2
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i'd whole heartedly recommend the epox 8rda+. with this board, i have a 1600xp clocked at 1.7 ghz and 185 mhz fsb.

it has built in nic, built in sound (really very good too), 4 usb 2.0 headers, 2 firewire ports and a very stable nvidia chipset platform.

118 shipped from newegg.com.
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Old 04-08-03, 10:28 PM   #3
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Any other suggestions guys?
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Old 04-08-03, 10:37 PM   #4
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Well, there's the K7S5A that has been working really well for my son and has the LAN and audio onboard.

Oh, that's what he has. If he wants to reuse the RAM that limits his choices.

Tell him to dump the sound card and see if it works better.
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Old 04-08-03, 11:33 PM   #5
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Go to www.amdmb.com and look at all the reviews on all the popular AMD motherboards. They have a lot of useful information.
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Old 04-10-03, 10:00 AM   #6
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his biggest problem is the SDRAM. He needs to upgrade to DDR.
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Old 04-10-03, 01:03 PM   #7
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yep...didn't notice that at first.

got the k-7s5a in gg's computer right now humming along peacefully.
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Old 04-10-03, 04:18 PM   #8
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DO NOT - I REPEAT DO NOT GO FOR ANOTHER K7S5A!!!

Frys keeps offering these in motherboard/CPU combos and they suck! I'd just go to Frys and see what they have in stock that's not an ECS.

I can't recall what I just put in a friend's computer, but the ECS's are pieces of crap. I got lucky and got a good board once (it's running www.sd-3.com (I fear it may crash every day)), but two of my friends, liking the Frys bundle bought these - it took us a couple weeks to straighten everything out - finally ended up getting a higher-end board and works perfectly in both computers.

As sn9ke_eyes said, he needs to go up to DDR. You can usually get 512 MB of DDR for ~$100 and it's a good investment. Once you get the DDR, it opens up a lot of great options - there's the Soyo SY-KT333 (or KT400) and quite a few NVidia based mobos.
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Old 04-11-03, 09:53 AM   #9
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I REPEAT - I HAVE ONE AND IT WORKS FINE!!!! NO PROBLEMS WHATSOEVER.

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Old 04-11-03, 11:30 AM   #10
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I can definately recommend the Soyo SY-KT333 Dragon Ultra Platinum Edition. I have not had a single problem with this board. It comes loaded with everything you need. Check it out here:
http://www.soyousa.com/products/proddesc.php?id=46

There are also many reviews on the net you can check out.

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Old 04-16-03, 06:03 PM   #11
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Thank you ALL!

How about these?




Epox Motherboard for AMD, Socket A Processors, Model EP-8K9A2+

Epox Motherboard for AMD Athlon/Athlon XP/Duron Processors, Model# EP-8RDA+
Epox Motherboard for AMD, Socket A Processors, Model EP-8K9A3+



Asus Motherboard for AMD Athlon/XP/Duron Processors, Model# A7N8X (support AMD XP2800)
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