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etrix6
06-25-2002, 12:08 AM
Hi, I was just given a PIII 450 cpu, and was wondering what mobo would be good for surfing, MS Office, light gaming (can you tell it is for the wife?) :laugh: Any help would be appreciated.
Thanx

Mr.Tweak
06-25-2002, 12:13 AM
Try and look for a Intel 440BX based board, since they are old they may be hard to find. If not a board based on the Intel 815E would be the go, or 815EP if you want onboard graphics.

RDR
06-25-2002, 01:21 AM
Try and look for a Intel 440BX based board, since they are old they may be hard to find. If not a board based on the Intel 815E would be the go, or 815EP if you want onboard graphics.

A slot 1 i815 may also be very to find since only a couple were ever produced....i440BX is your best bet, even though it only supports 2xAGP.
I've been happy with my 3 yr. old Epox BX3...especially since i took out the secc PIII 500 & replace it with a Celeron900/slotket running at 1200MHz

fragman
06-25-2002, 12:26 PM
I used to run Aopen AX6BC's which were great stable BX boards.

Mr.Tweak
06-25-2002, 12:51 PM
I'm fairly certain the 815 came in socket 370 form as well?

Wiggo
06-25-2002, 12:58 PM
It certainly does Tweak so long as the 512MB memory limit is ok and the PIII ain't a slot 1 job though there are some boards around that will take either. :smokin:
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fragman
06-25-2002, 01:04 PM
I'm fairly certain the 815 came in socket 370 form as well?

Don't you mean slot 1? I know the early i820's came in slot 1 (like Asus P3C) but I dunno about the i815, they must have been very scarce!

Mr.Tweak
06-25-2002, 01:14 PM
There were socket 370 815 boards, I just remembered I had an Epox board a couple years ago.

fragman
06-25-2002, 01:27 PM
Anyways his PIII 450 only came in slot 1

RDR
06-25-2002, 10:13 PM
I'm fairly certain the 815 came in socket 370 form as well?

sorry I guess I wasn't clear in my earlier post

A PIII450 Katmai would have to be a secc - and since very, very few slot 1 i815 boards were ever made, a slot 1 i440BX board would be his best bet.

I've had a couple of PIII450's run at 600MHz w/o increasing the Vcore, so you may be able to squeeze out a little more.

fragman
06-25-2002, 10:55 PM
If not a board based on the Intel 815E would be the go, or 815EP if you want onboard graphics.

Wasn't the 815EP the one without onboard graphics?

etrix6
06-26-2002, 04:12 AM
Hi everyone , now I have a list to go by. I'll check out your suggestions and see what I find. Thanx:clap:

RDR
06-26-2002, 04:41 AM
Wasn't the 815EP the one without onboard graphics?

I think you're right :rolleyes: