I am thinking of buying a new motherboard. The one I am drawn to is a GIGABITE 7VAXP Ultra,that should be compatible with the AMD Athlone CPU. runnig at 1002 MgH that I'm using at the moment. The question is,the new board supports DDR memory but I have over 750 mega of SDRAM memory available. Will this be compatible? As I don't want to be buying a new set of DDR if this will surfice. I'm on low income and pennies count more than a slight increase in speed to me.
COUCHER, there are very few new motherboards that support SDRAM. The only one I can think of is the ECS K7S5A click here. Unless you are on a very tight budget, sell your SDRAM and start afresh with DDR. An SDRAM board will severely limit the speed you can achieve when you upgrade your processor.
I can recommend the ECS K7S5A as I have used several in system builds, it supports both types of memory, so that you could upgrade to DDR later on if you wished to. It is also a very competitively priced board especially from here:
I'll have to save up then won't I. I'll be back in six months to let you know how I've got on. Perhaps I can get the ECS board and upgrade to DDR when I can afford it, though at the price at the above link I could possibly get enough together now. Thats if that is the price for just one board. But i'll have to have a closer look at the specs first. Thanks for your help...