Motherboard recommendations

  Red Flag 10:50 16 May 2003

Can anyone help me choose a new motherboard.

It needs a socket A that is compatible with a 2000XP Athlon cpu and have at least three slots for DDR SDRAM PC2100 memory.

Not needed:
I don't need any onboard sound or graphics as I have a Audigy 2 card and Geforce 4 4600 ti card. I am not interested in overclocking so a jumperless board which autodetected everything would be prefered.
I don't need raid.

Any suggestions appreciated.

  MartinT-B 10:52 16 May 2003


  mixtrix 11:12 16 May 2003

The new Asus motherborad fit your criteria perfectley. It has on board sound but you can disable it as for the price you might as well buy it. Scan (click here) are doing it fot 55.00 roughly.I think the model is A7V8X.

  woodchip 11:15 16 May 2003

Mine is a ECS K7S6A I find this a very stable easy configurable board with onboard sound but you need graphics card, sound can be disabled if you want to add your own check click here for a full review go to ECS site. every body will have there own favourite board but this is mine click here

  The Sack 11:18 16 May 2003

ABIT NF7-S nForce2

Supports 400MHz FSB Athlons
Dual memory controlers
6 USB2 ports (4 supplied)
2 Firewire ports
SATA single or RAID (even thought you said you dont need it SATA is going to take off so why not future proof)
Soundstorm Certifed 5.1 Dolby digital sound (even though you dont need it, but in games it saps less FPS than the Audigy click here )

92 quid click here

  Red Flag 11:26 16 May 2003

I like the look of the abit board. Would all my existing components work with it - I'm unsure about the 400fsb bit.

  Red Flag 12:18 16 May 2003

I think I'm going to get the Abit KD7 click here. I'm fairly sure that this will work with my current stuff but would appreciate any comments.

Anyone running this motherboard?

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