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icow
09-07-2010, 11:36 AM
Do these cases still support standard size motherboards or do the need a smaller board like ITX?

pctek
09-07-2010, 03:07 PM
No, they only take MATX boards.

icow
10-07-2010, 11:37 AM
No, they only take MATX boards.

Do MATX motherboards take normal CPU's?

Trev
10-07-2010, 11:47 AM
Yes. My board is a MATX see my sig.
:)

Agent_24
10-07-2010, 12:34 PM
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MicroATX

icow
10-07-2010, 07:54 PM
I'll take that as a yes.

Speedy Gonzales
10-07-2010, 07:57 PM
Only diff is the boards are smaller. Everything else is the same (ram/CPU etc)

icow
10-07-2010, 07:58 PM
Only diff is the boards are smaller. Everything else is the same (ram/CPU etc)

:thanks


Wiki Page

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Thanks 2 everyone :thanks

Speedy Gonzales
10-07-2010, 08:03 PM
The other PC I've got here, is an MATX P4 mobo and case. Just finished wiping everything on it, and reinstalling XP on (had vista on it, BUT it wasnt that great with 1 GB on it).

It can be a tight fit, depending on what you put in it

icow
11-07-2010, 07:03 PM
Would video cards that take 2 slots be a complete no for space?

Trev
11-07-2010, 07:09 PM
No. My video card takes up 2 slots.
:)

icow
11-07-2010, 07:10 PM
Yay!

icow
11-07-2010, 07:12 PM
Would this MATX board support all AMD AM3 CPU's and not just the types listed?
http://www.trademe.co.nz/Computers/Components/Motherboards/AMD/auction-301690210.htm

Speedy Gonzales
11-07-2010, 07:57 PM
It depends if the BIOS supports the CPU, youre going to install on the mobo. If it doesnt, you'll have to flash the BIOS so it'll work (with a lower spec CPU). You'll have to go to the GB site, to see what CPU's it supports, and what version of the BIOS needs to be on it, before it'll work

Snorkbox
11-07-2010, 08:09 PM
Why not download the manual from here?

http://ee.giga-byte.com/products/mb/specs/ga-ma74gmt-s2_13.html

Agent_24
12-07-2010, 12:07 AM
It depends if the BIOS supports the CPU, youre going to install on the mobo. If it doesnt, you'll have to flash the BIOS so it'll work (with a lower spec CPU). You'll have to go to the GB site, to see what CPU's it supports, and what version of the BIOS needs to be on it, before it'll work

You also need to make sure the VRM can handle the load. Some of the smaller\cheaper boards are designed to work with only CPUs up to 95 Watts or so. The 125 and 140 Watt CPUs will burn the board in a few days.


Why not download the manual from here?

http://ee.giga-byte.com/products/mb/specs/ga-ma74gmt-s2_13.html

Manuals don't usually have a CPU support list, or if they do, it will be very very out of date. There will be a CPU support list on the Gigabyte website if you want to know which CPUs are supported and by which BIOS revision.


Would video cards that take 2 slots be a complete no for space?

No, but you will lose the use of a slot, and on a mATX board there aren't many slots to begin with.

Large video cards have problems with length in smaller cases, however.

Snorkbox
12-07-2010, 12:13 AM
The link I gave also gives BIOS revisions and what they are meant to solve as well re CPUs BTW.

Agent_24
12-07-2010, 12:21 AM
The link I gave also gives BIOS revisions and what they are meant to solve as well re CPUs BTW.

Your instructions were for icow to download the manual, and as I said, that doesn't give the CPU support list.

Just making sure that he knew where to find the information he was looking for.

Snorkbox
12-07-2010, 12:27 AM
Well now icow can now look at the BIOS revisions as well I suppose.