View Full Version : Someone convince me.

29-02-2004, 03:57 PM
Ok so i have a motherboard, and it's great, new, etc. It's the asus a7v600. I want to buy the Gigabye ga-7nnxp, which is better in EVERY WAY EXCEPT that it has one less pci slot. Sure, this is pathetic, but can you convince me that i dont need that extra pci slot, and that buying the new motherboard (with the 5 pci slots and not 6) will be a wise decision?


29-02-2004, 04:06 PM
What do you plan on using them all for?

Terry Porritt
29-02-2004, 04:47 PM
Only you know how many PCI slots you need ?:|

Jen C
29-02-2004, 04:59 PM
You will find that most new motherboards tend to have a lot of onboard features that would of once taken up a PCI slot. Go for the motherboard that you really want - one less PCI slot will not make a difference.

29-02-2004, 06:54 PM
5 not good for you ay?.. I run on 4
but I would go for the Gigabyte ga-7nnxp It looks way looker :D
and it has Dual Bios (well thats what google says)
but remember the usb PCI card will use I PCI slot too

10-04-2004, 03:41 PM
Cheers guys :D

10-04-2004, 07:02 PM
>and it has Dual Bios (well thats what google says)

How can you have dual bios'es ???

Explain? ?:|;\

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10-04-2004, 07:06 PM
I'm considering a few with three. I don't need a single one :p Thus, I find that an excess of functions can cause more hassles.. my personal opinion though...

:D All depends on how much you think and know you need...

10-04-2004, 07:29 PM
> How can you have dual bios'es ???
> Explain? ?:|;\

Some Gigabyte boards have two system BIOS' on the motherboard, one is the main and the other is the back-up.

If you manage to corrupt the main BIOS, the back-up BIOS can take over and also this allows online updating (the @BIOS utility) as it flashes the second BIOS and boots from that on restart.

Peace of Mind :)

10-04-2004, 07:30 PM
> >and it has Dual Bios (well thats what google says)
> How can you have dual bios'es ???
> Explain? ?:|;\

Dual Bios... in Gigabyte motherboards, there is a back up bios... some viruses (virii??) can damage the motherboard bios... having 2 means you can boot into the second one and restore the original.

I think that's how it works... not sure on the exact detail!


10-04-2004, 07:45 PM
ahh ok, all explained.