I have been thinking about upgrading to a better motherboard and a bigger CPU,can any one give me an idea as to what I should be thinking about fitting. At the moment-I've got a ASUS A7V-E mobo with a 1.2 Athlon, but the mobo has only got 2 memory slots so I'm a bit limited in that respect(the wife says that has got nothing to do with the P/C)only I was in maplins and they have an offer on for a mobo and 2ghz Athlon +fan for £130,is this worth while or can any one give me any better advice.
Unless there is a particular reason to do this such as video or other cpu intensive stuff I wouldn't bother. For most stuff your existing format will be more than adequate. Wait a year or so by which time socket A may be replaced by something new and you can skip to a whole new ball game. After all, your wife is probably right!
I went for the Maplins' £120 offer and am pleased with the result. However the K7S5A mobo does have a history of problems, so unless you really need to upgrade... wait for a better offer just like 961 has advised.
im just giving this as its the board ive got and is fantastic its got about everything youll ever need!
Gigabyte GA-7VAXP with the latest BIOS flash it accepts up to Athlon XP 3000+ 3GB RAM(either PC2100 PC2700 or PC3200)has onbard LAN hardware ac97 sound(capable of 6channel audio)onboard H\W1394 RAID and USB 2.0(4 ports) and USB 1.1(2 ports)