My MSI K7N2 Delta 2 motherboard is now about 18 months old, and although it is functioning 100%, I am considering buying a new up to date one which is capable of using SATA 300 instead of the present one using SATA 150. I am leaning towards a Gigabyte, as I have built several computers for my family, using Gigabyte boards, and they seem to be excellent. I have perused most of the websites where I usually purchase my computer components, but finding up to date Socket A motherboards is proving very difficult. Any suggestions please. Thanks for anyone who takes the time to reply.
Because the SATA II and Socket A formats didn't overlap, you are very unlikely to find any board that contains them both. It's not out of the question, but motherboard manufacturers hardly ever produce a new model that uses a discontinued socket format. Such is the price of progress.
I wouldn't bother, its a false economy as the Ahlon 64 chips are socket 939 and you'll be stuck with what CPU you have and have all the trouble with dismantling and reassembling etc. If you really want to get SATA 2 going on your PC you'd be better getting a PCI card SATA 2 controller card and using that. It would be cheaper and less hassle as long as you have a spare PCI slot. Otherwise wait and get a socket 939 board with SATA 2 and a new processor,