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    well, i'm not gonna get my board fixed :( (re: ga-5ax thread)

    the sucka' won't change from 51mhzFSB/226mhzCPU no matter what i do - i've done everything short of replacing the individual components on the board itself

    so , i gotta find new boards for these chips -

    there's nothing wrong with them dammit so why not use 'em? and i don't wanna hear about how i should get new stuff, since i don't have the $ to replace these all with what i should - namely P4 2.4ghz systems overclocked to 3.2ghz! :P

    AMD K6/3+ 450, two AMD K6/2 500, and an AMD K6/2 380


    i need the ATX board(s) to have 5PCI, and 2ISA and 3 ram slots for pc133, onboard USB,

    oh, and NOT be built by gigabyte!


    what's worked great for you ppl in the past, and that's still available today?

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    what?

    none of you have ever had a SS7 board?

    i find that hard to believe...
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    uhhhh... well we probably all do, but they aren't atx

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    Well yes there are ATX boards and I much prefer the EPoX MVP3G2/MVP3G5 boards as they are very good overclocking boards but stay away from ones that finish with a "M" at the end as these are only basic boards with too few options to tweak. :smokin:
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    Quote Originally Posted by ct_
    i need the ATX board(s) to have 5PCI, and 2ISA and 3 ram slots for pc133, onboard USB

    I have yet to see a Super Socket 7 board with 5 PCI slots, most likely because they were built for the "budget" market. :(

    My mother has the AOpen AX59 Pro in her machine, powered by a K6-2 450MHz. It has 4 PCI, 2 ISA and 1 AGP slot, with 3 DIMMs that can take up to 768MB of RAM (maximum 128mbit density chips). She throttles that machine with heavy scanned images, image manipulation and multitasking, and never failed once. Has onboard USB, and support for PC-133 RAM (although the maximum specified FSB is 100MHz or 112MHz when overclocking).

    Good luck finding ANY Super Socket 7 boards these days - I haven't seen a new one for well over a year now, but if there are computer markets near you a second-hand one will be dirt cheap :thumb:

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    Well EPox and Gigabyte still make them (for how much longer is another question) and the EPoX ones do have 5 PCI slots. :smokin:
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    thanks wiggo :)

    looks like the EP-MVP3G5 is the best bet, but i haven't found one yet

    the EP-MVP3G2 is available, but it only has a 1mb cache vs a 2mb cache on the EP-MVP3G5 board

    2mb preferable of course

    i've had a epox baord before, an mvp3c-m, and gawd it was slow, and just wasn't enough to do what i wanted - which was the reason going to the gigabyte one
    it would still be in use in another case if it hadn't blown a mosfet shortly after being replaced

    maybe it was mad at me for replacing it - hardware is known to harbor demons once inna while....

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    Quote Originally Posted by ct_
    the EP-MVP3G2 is available, but it only has a 1mb cache vs a 2mb cache on the EP-MVP3G5 board

    2mb preferable of course

    I have actually seen a decrease in performance in certain applications by going for 2MB instead of 1MB cache on a VIA MVP3 based motherboard. The only real improvement is for server applications - many desktop ones are hindered by a large cache, when the wrong data is in the cache it has to be flushed out - and a 2MB buffer takes twice as long to flush as a 1MB one. The probability of the wrong data being in cache is also doubled by doubling your cache :(

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    Yeah as Albinus said, the 2MB cache can cause probs so go for the 1MB version. :smokin:
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