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    i have got a dorun 800 im going to upgrade to a athlon1600
    as my mother board doesnt support overclocking i wany to get one that does but i want one with sdram as i currently have 1gig in my pc so what are some good mother boards that wont cost me an arm and leg and are easy for a first time overclocker

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    Well you would have to find a VIA KT133A chipset based board for that but they are getting very hard to find (here in Australia anyway) though you won't be doin' any favours to that AthlonXP by cripplin' it with SDRAM.
    Abit and Asus were about the best in the SDRAM field. :smokin:
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    Yea, it would be extremely foolish to upgrade to an athlon XP and not go right to DDR,

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    The Asus A7V-266E is a good choice for a athlon XP system. I've got mine running stable with the fsb @152, multiplier @10.5 (locked :( ).

    By all accounts ASUS makes top-notch boards, and you can find this particular motherboard for a decent price. I picked up mine 3 months ago for $210 Can, no onboard audio.

    That's my recomendation.
    ASUS A7V266-E
    Athlon 1600XP @ 1.6ghz (152 x 10.5)
    256 PC2100 DDR
    Geforce 2 GTS @220/345
    30 Gig Quantam 7200
    SB Live X-Gamer
    16x Panasonic DVD Slot loading
    Black Marble 24" Case 4x80mm
    ...and a little penguin to keep it cool.

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    I am in the process of upgrading all i need to do is buy a mainboard but i am on a budget i have read the review on this board and it seems ok i think unless anyone can offer me any better advice i will go with this one gigabyte ga-7vtxe.Will this system be ok.

    amd athlon xp 1700
    geforce 2 64mb
    256 ddr ram
    40gb wd hdd

    ok will that lot be ok with that board i am not into overclocking the only reason i am drawn to buying this board is its price ie cheap and the fact that it has dual bios.

    Can anyone else recommend a board with a similiar price tag and dual bios that would be better.

    TIA.

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    Epox 8KHA+

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    Edited after reading other topics - go epox!

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    Soltek SL75DRV4 stable Athlon XP1800+ @ 144FSB x 11.5with 256MB DDR PC-2100 CAS2.5
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    heres a nice mobo which i have,
    Elite k7s5a it supports fsb speeds of 200/266mhz
    and it has two sdram slots and two ddr ram slots
    uses the sis 735 chip set
    dma 33/66/100
    10baset/100basetx network interface (optional)
    so you can use your sdram and when your ready to buy
    your ddr ram, it's not a problem.:cool:

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    I would actually suggest the FIC AZ11EA there is a bios update to make it support the athlonXP and it supports up to 1.5GB of SD RAM..the board is based on the VIA KT133A the multiplyers can bring the processor up to 1.67Ghz (12.5) and the voltage can go up to 1.9....good luck..

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