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jasezone
30-09-2003, 05:52 PM
I was just wondering, If you could have any AMD motherboard what would it be. (Kind of a dream mobo). Therefore price is no factor. Just the fastest, most feature packed and future proofed would be the best. Any ideas appreciated
Thanks
Jase

-=JM=-
30-09-2003, 07:03 PM
Don't know anyone with a 64bit system at the moment so my picks are the Asus A7n8x Deluxe, Soltek AL-75FRN2RL and the Abit NF7-S

bmason
30-09-2003, 07:09 PM
For current athlons I think NForce2 based boards are the favorite. But since you said any, I hear the NForce3Pro based ones for the opterons are nice :-).

I'm not sure about future proofing. It doesn't really exist for computers, so my vote would be for getting something that is not bleeding edge and saving a big pile of $$$. I would rather get a $2000 computer every 3 years than a $4000 every 6 years.

Mike
30-09-2003, 08:21 PM
If I were to buy a new mobo, it wouldn't be for an AMD :p

But brand wise, I wouldn't go past Asus.

Mike.

Murray P
01-10-2003, 11:21 AM
Hang out for a 64 bit board if you want bleeding edge. The ,AMD, cpu will cost more than the current range, there won't be too many app's that will use the extra cycles for awhile and there are probably a hat full of bugs that need to be sorted as well but that will be the latest and greatest at the mo. And Asus is the brand you want IMHO.

Cheers Murray P

Mike
01-10-2003, 08:23 PM
>>> Hang out for a 64 bit board

Now I thought that 64bit CPUs etc required special 64bit software? Are you now able to run 32bit software on a 64bit CPU?

Mike.

Murray P
01-10-2003, 11:56 PM
Yes. The the new AMD 64 bit CPU will run 32 bit as well but there wont be many apps for a while that will take advantage of the 64 bit thingy anyway.

Cheers Murray P

Mike
02-10-2003, 09:43 PM
> Yes. The the new AMD 64 bit CPU will run 32 bit as
> well but there wont be many apps for a while that
> will take advantage of the 64 bit thingy anyway.

Ah! That solves my little bit of confusion :D

Mike.

Steve Askew
03-10-2003, 09:12 AM
I would have to say Gigabyte GA-7n400 pro2 because I just purchased one recently & it has heaps of features :-)
GIGABYTE GA-7N400 Pro V2.0 Socket A Motherboard *nForce2 Ultra 400 & MCP-T chipset *400FSB *ATX *5xPCI *1xAGP 8x *4xDDR Dual channel (max.3GB) *2xSATA *Silicon Image SATA Raid *GigaRAID ATA133 *Realtek 8110S Gigabit Lan *TI IEEE 1394 Controller *Realtek ALC650 Sound *DualBIOS *Suspend-to-RAM *4xUSB2
$238 incl Gst.
What more could you want?

Cheers Steve