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    Motherboard...

    Right, its time to purchase the part I hate (because I just don't know the difference between any of them)... the motherboard.

    I have a p4 2.4
    I will have 512mb PC2700 memory.

    I don't want to spend much on it at all, so looking round ebay I see an AsRock mobo for £15-25 quid. Any opinion on this mobo? And cheap recommendations of others?

    Ta!

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    • directhex's system
      • Motherboard:
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    what matters most with a motherboard is the chipset it uses. without knowing what the chipset is, it's impossible to say anything

    afterwards you can consider a brand & its reliability record, etc

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    Intel 845E
    or...
    SiS 651

    any opinion on either?

    Ta!
    Last edited by Raz316; 05-04-2004 at 12:57 PM.

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    • directhex's system
      • Motherboard:
      • MSI X99A Gaming 7
      • CPU:
      • Intel Core i7 5280k
      • Memory:
      • 32GiB ADATA DDR4
      • Storage:
      • Corsair Neutron XT 960GB
      • Graphics card(s):
      • MSI GTX 980 Gaming 4G Twin Frozr 5
      • PSU:
      • Corsair AX860i
      • Case:
      • NZXT H440
      • Operating System:
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    i845 is very good, but supports a maximum front side bus of 133 (533 quad pumped). my board is i845

    the modern p4 chipsets are i865 & i875

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    There is also the 848 - which is the 845 (single DDR channel) with improved memory latencies and 800MHz FSB support - it's generally quite cheap to. The last two generations of intel chipsets have been very reliable and fast (just don't mention the i820...)

    No experience of the Sis 65x's - anyone else?
    Now go away before I taunt you a second time.

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    • directhex's system
      • Motherboard:
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      • CPU:
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      • Memory:
      • 32GiB ADATA DDR4
      • Storage:
      • Corsair Neutron XT 960GB
      • Graphics card(s):
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    i had an sis648, it sucked. no idea about 65x tho

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    Ta you two. Ill go with the 845 (assuming I win the item!)

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    Me again didnt win either of them :/

    any opinions on the VIA P4M266a / VT8235 chipset?

    Ta muchly!

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    • directhex's system
      • Motherboard:
      • MSI X99A Gaming 7
      • CPU:
      • Intel Core i7 5280k
      • Memory:
      • 32GiB ADATA DDR4
      • Storage:
      • Corsair Neutron XT 960GB
      • Graphics card(s):
      • MSI GTX 980 Gaming 4G Twin Frozr 5
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      • Corsair AX860i
      • Case:
      • NZXT H440
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      • Ubuntu 17.10, Windows 10
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      • Dell U2713HM
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      • FIOS
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    Steer clear of Via P4 chipsets at all costs.

    The SiS 655 is supposed to be okay, the 651 is poor. I always thought the 648 was good though...

    Anyway, try for another 845 one, or perhaps, an 848 one if possible...
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    • directhex's system
      • Motherboard:
      • MSI X99A Gaming 7
      • CPU:
      • Intel Core i7 5280k
      • Memory:
      • 32GiB ADATA DDR4
      • Storage:
      • Corsair Neutron XT 960GB
      • Graphics card(s):
      • MSI GTX 980 Gaming 4G Twin Frozr 5
      • PSU:
      • Corsair AX860i
      • Case:
      • NZXT H440
      • Operating System:
      • Ubuntu 17.10, Windows 10
      • Monitor(s):
      • Dell U2713HM
      • Internet:
      • FIOS
    648 is okay i suppose, but the abit 648-based board i had was dire.

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    come on, say what you mean

    cheers hex.

    e> and ta mb. I will. I can get an asrock i845 for 30 quid from aria, I may do that if I dont find one

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