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    Wiggo, where could I find that mobo and do I have to buy a new processer? Will it work with my current cd-rom drives? Thanx



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    AMD Athlon XP 1600+
    1.39GHz
    Radeon 7500
    SiS MOBO
    512 SDRAM
    LITE-ON DVD-R DRIVE
    HP 24x CD-R/RW Drive

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    that MB will work with your current CPU & drives - plus allow for a future upgrade

    that epox MB is a particularly good example of an nForce2 mother board - if Asus/Abit/MSI is more easily available in your area - the nForce2 versions of those would do as well - the Asus A7N8X-UAY is at www.NCIX.com for $127US - & the MSI MS-6570 is $108

    a KT333/400 board is another way to go too - a little cheaper, but you give up some performance too

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    Do I need another video card or should I use the one in it
    AMD Athlon XP 1600+
    1.39GHz
    Radeon 7500
    SiS MOBO
    512 SDRAM
    LITE-ON DVD-R DRIVE
    HP 24x CD-R/RW Drive

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    If you can afford it - there are much better video cards available...anything with a Geforce4 Ti chip (not an MX chip) - or a Radeon9000Pro/9500Pro/9700 (stay away from the non-Pro versions of the 9000/9500 cards there are a few real bad ones)

    But I stil think a new MB & some RAM should be your first priority

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    How do I switch the CPUs? Or should I just get another one.
    AMD Athlon XP 1600+
    1.39GHz
    Radeon 7500
    SiS MOBO
    512 SDRAM
    LITE-ON DVD-R DRIVE
    HP 24x CD-R/RW Drive

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    Wiggo said this is the mother board I should use....Just how expandable is it? And what processer should I use?

    Epox Motherboard for AMD Athlon/Athlon XP/Duron Processors, Model# EP-8RDA+
    Specifications:
    CPU Supported: AMD Athlon/Athlon XP/Duron processors
    Chipset: nForce2
    FSB: 333MHz Max
    RAM: 3x DDR SDRAM PC3200, 3GB Max
    IDE: 2x E/IDE Ultra DMA/133
    Slots: 1x AGP(8X), 6x PCI(32-bit)
    Ports: 2x PS/2 Mouse/Keyboard, 2x Serial, 1x Parallel, 2x USB, 1x RJ-45
    Onboard Audio: Realtek ALC650E 6-channel audio
    Onboard LAN: Realtek RTL8201 PHY
    AMD Athlon XP 1600+
    1.39GHz
    Radeon 7500
    SiS MOBO
    512 SDRAM
    LITE-ON DVD-R DRIVE
    HP 24x CD-R/RW Drive

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    again - it depends on your budget, the CPU you have right now will work....if I were in your shoes I would upgrade in the following order:

    MB & Ram
    Video Card
    CPU


    It all comes down to how much you want to spend & how fast you want to go

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    The mainboard I listed, would you recommend that?
    AMD Athlon XP 1600+
    1.39GHz
    Radeon 7500
    SiS MOBO
    512 SDRAM
    LITE-ON DVD-R DRIVE
    HP 24x CD-R/RW Drive

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    Quote Originally Posted by flamingbanana
    The mainboard I listed, would you recommend that?
    If I was going to buy an new motherboard today for my AMD box - the 8RDA+ is without a doubt the one I would buy - but my hardware supplier is also the National Dist. for Epox - so I can get an excellent deal on it :D

    As I posted above - if you can't find that particular board in your area - look for another one based on the nForce2 chipset from another (reputable) Mfg'r...Asus, Abit, Gigabyte, MSI, etc.

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    Okay, thanks for all your help! I will buy the epox board. Also, I know this is off topic, but when ever I try to play UT2003 i always get this errror message:

    UT2003 Build UT2003_Build_[2002-09-19_17.26]

    OS: Windows XP 5.1 (Build: 2600)
    CPU: AuthenticAMD PentiumPro-class processor @ 1398 MHz with 511MB RAM
    Video: No Video

    General protection fault!

    History: UGameEngine::Exit <- InitEngine


    Well, Thx for everything! :cheers:

    - Lawton
    AMD Athlon XP 1600+
    1.39GHz
    Radeon 7500
    SiS MOBO
    512 SDRAM
    LITE-ON DVD-R DRIVE
    HP 24x CD-R/RW Drive

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