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Thread: 8x AGP MB's




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    Okay, so I've been doing a ton of research and I can't decide as to which 8x AGP-compatible Pentium 4 motherboard is the best. Help me out! (No RAID's):geek:

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    Come on now... 12 views and no replies? Gimme some info here

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    One of those previous views was mine and I'm probably not alone when I say that I use AMD based motherboards. Since I have been out of the Intel world for about 2 years or so, I don't feel that I'm the right person to ask concerning the current breed of motherboards. While I do keep up with chipset information, I don't bother much with determining which are good and which suck.

    Now if you would happen to travel the dark paths of the Athlon, then I would be more than happy to make recommendations for all of your motherboard needs.
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    If you really need AGP the only P4 agp8x board I've had any workings with has been the ASUS P4S8X (granted it's got raid onboard)... If you'll settle for AGP 4X, I'd recommend to ya the Albatron PX845PEV Pro (if you don't want that many features), or the PX845PE Pro II if you want some more features.
    <font size=1>Pentium 4 2.53GHz @ 3.515GHz (FSB: 185; VCore: 1.725)</font>
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    <font size=1>512MB Samsung DDR333 @ DDR370</font>
    <font size=1><a href="http://www.ati.com/products/pc/radeon9700pro/">Radeon 9700 Pro 128MB</a></font>
    <font size=1><a href="http://www.adaptec.com/worldwide/product/proddetail.html?prodkey=ASC-29160">Adaptec 29160 Ultra160 SCSI Controller</a></font>
    <font size=1><a href="http://www.seagate.com/cda/products/discsales/marketing/detail/0,1081,321,00.html">Seagate ST373405LW 73GB U160 SCSI</a></font>
    <font size=1>Enermax EG465P-VE 450watt PSU</font>
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    Thanks for the help there, guys.

    http://usa.asus.com/mb/socket478/p4g8x-d/overview.htm

    That is the board that I've chosen, after comparing the previously mentioned p4s8x and the g.

    Now I propose another question -- this board obviously supports DDR, so what is the best DDR that I can get?

    Also, Serial ATA hard drive?


    Really appreciate it!

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    well, since intel had finally officially supported DDR333, i think that is what you will be able to OFFICIALLY get. I do not know about Intels chipsets and their overclockablity.
    Here is what it says from the specs page of the asus board you were looking at:
    Memory Dual channel memory architecture
    4 x 184-pin DIMM Sockets support max. 4GB PC2100/PC1600 ECC/non-ECC DDR SDRAM memory

    I am more partial to the nforce2 and AMD processors. The nforce2 is sooo nice!!!! Well hope this helped

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    Ya but those specs are just officially supported :) Half the boards out there only officially support DDR333 (amd and intel alike) but they will accept DDR400 memory :)
    <font size=1>Pentium 4 2.53GHz @ 3.515GHz (FSB: 185; VCore: 1.725)</font>
    <font size=1><a href="http://www.thermaltake.com/products/heatsink/v7plus.htm">ThermalTake Volcano 7+</a></font>
    <font size=1><a href="http://www.albatron.com.tw/product/PX845PEV_800.asp">Albatron PX845PEV-800</a></font>
    <font size=1>512MB Samsung DDR333 @ DDR370</font>
    <font size=1><a href="http://www.ati.com/products/pc/radeon9700pro/">Radeon 9700 Pro 128MB</a></font>
    <font size=1><a href="http://www.adaptec.com/worldwide/product/proddetail.html?prodkey=ASC-29160">Adaptec 29160 Ultra160 SCSI Controller</a></font>
    <font size=1><a href="http://www.seagate.com/cda/products/discsales/marketing/detail/0,1081,321,00.html">Seagate ST373405LW 73GB U160 SCSI</a></font>
    <font size=1>Enermax EG465P-VE 450watt PSU</font>
    <font size=1>CPU Temp (100%): 39 C; HDD Temp (100%): 31 C (100%); Chipset Temp (100%): 32 C</font>

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    Yes it does plus most of the good reviews were usin' Corsair XMS3500 (DDR433). ;)

    Worked well the one that was here (and the one soon to be here). :devil win
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    Alright! That corsair looks amazing in the reviews that I read. Now how about that harddrive that I mentioned before?

    You guys are great -- just this one more thing with the hard drive (I'm looking for speed, not space) and I promise I'll stop asking questions! :devil win

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