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    Default Re: Damn Compaq Mobo! Help me Get the Good Sh**

    So that ASUS isn't stable? I thought it was a fairly popular P4 motherboard.

    But the lack of an AGP slot has already been identified as a problem...

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    Quote Originally Posted by amd_man2003
    T_Bell had your most stable and probably cheapest solution.
    But as he already stated it does not have an AGP slot and with that Compaq the case is of mATX design so an ATX mainboard is out of the question Yawgm0th.

    jabroni288 just look thru this page (and its manufacturers links) for an Intel chipset based mATX mainboard that will suit you (some even overclock).

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    thanks for all the help guys...i had a question though, as long as i get a socket 478 mobo and it is intel, it does not have to be the same chipset as the old one correct?

    meaning that the cpu i already have (Assuming its not fried), will work with different chipsets, most of which are probably newer than the one on the previous mobo (intel 845d rev4)

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    Quote Originally Posted by jabroni288
    thanks for all the help guys...i had a question though, as long as i get a socket 478 mobo and it is intel, it does not have to be the same chipset as the old one correct?
    No it doesn't. In fact an i865PE based one would be a big improvement (especially if you have 2 sticks of memory that are the same, if not it will work in single channel memory configuration also) and leave you with a bit more of a CPU upgrade path.

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    am i limited to i845 - i865 or would this mobo and its "VIA PM266A + VT8235" chipset work..

    http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...170-116&depa=0

    if that is set to work, i will buy it. this will be my first time installing anything, so id really like to make sure it is the right one.

    to me, by basing it on the pics, the area around the cpu slot is different. is this a problem?




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    oh yeah, and i should say that as of now, when i plug in the power cord into the power supply, the computer turns on by itself, the psu fan spins, the cpu fan spins, the cd rom drives eject, some leds on the mobo sayin there is power go on, however on my monitor all i see is the "check video cable" message...

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    Quote Originally Posted by wayout44
    But as he already stated it does not have an AGP slot and with that Compaq the case is of mATX design so an ATX mainboard is out of the question Yawgm0th.
    Whoops, missed that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jabroni288
    am i limited to i845 - i865 or would this mobo and its "VIA PM266A + VT8235" chipset work..
    That will work though its not any where near the best option (you may notice a drop in preformance over the original mainboard).

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    than which model should i buY?

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    just to let yall know i built a rig for him

    barton 2500+ oced to 3200+
    512 dual channel RAM
    asus mobo
    80gb hard drive ( from old comp )
    radeon 9600 256mb
    dvd and cdrw from old comp as well

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