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Thread: What's a good replacement for GA-7VAX?




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    Okay, got my nephews computer back. I'm ditching the Gigabyte GA-7VAX, I've gone thru 2 both defective with the same problem. No more of them for me, what's a good alternative. That has upgradeablity in the future? Thanks!
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    EPoX 8RDA/+ (nForce2) or EPoX 8K9A2/+(KT400), any of these 4 mobo's will do with the nForce2 ones bein' the fastest though all will last for sometime to come plus they all force the multipliers with Thoroughbred CPU's.

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    Thanks Wiggo, I saw those at Fry's Electronics today, I might pick one up... after I check the online prices :thumb:
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    Alright, I picked up a new 8RDA+ for a good price at a local shop. Swithched everything out, used the EPOX cables and all. Have the cpu reading correctly 2100+... But have a few questions.

    512Mb PC2700 RAM is reading as 200Mhz I've looked in the BIOS and manual, but can't figure out why this is reading wrong.

    Since I changed the motherboard, XP has lost activation. I get it to boot to the options of 'safe mode, network mode, last good settings, and boot normally' Yet no matter which one I pick the system completely reboots and loops back to the same point.

    This AMD stuff is really starting to get on my nerves, don't know why I'm having soo much trouble with this setup. My P4 setup when without a hitch.

    I know it's not an EBKAM (Error Between Keyboard And Monitor) :thumb: Well..... Okay, I guess it could be....

    : peace2:

    EDIT Oh yeah, my nephew didn't send his XP Home cd back with the computer, and I don't think my XP Pro cd will help anyhow. Do I need him to send me the cd? Thanks!
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    Yes ya will need his CD plus when changin' mobo's (especially with different chipsets) ya really must do a clean install of XP. Change the memory settin' from auto to SPD.

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    what i always do when i change MOBO's is that i burn every inportant file i need,,then just format the whole HD.

    And it was a good chose for u to change to EPOX 8rda+,,is averaged price,,and is a good overclocking mobo
    My new gaming rig..

    [size=1.28]asus a78nx-deluxe
    2x256mb pc 3200 ddr 400.(with cooling)
    athlon Xp 2500+ ( at 200x10=2000mhz .)
    seagate 80gb 8mb SATA
    Tt vlocano 7+ cpu cooling
    Clear case from HK.
    Leaktek fx5600 128mb
    enermax 350w PSU
    wireless internet setup[/size]


    (game/ftp server) windows xp pro, duron 1.4ghz, 256mb pc 2100 2x40gb Hd, radeon 9200se chieftec dragon
    canada price watch :)

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