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Old 03-16-2006, 10:47 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Question Looking for a real good socket 7 board

Hello, I would like to hear what some of you think are the best ATX style socket 7 mother boards. I would like 3 dimm slots and be able to handle a K6-III+ CPU. I have a Jmark J-542C now, Not real happy with the way it runs. It has only 2 dimm slots so I can't add much memory to it.

Its for my old junk put together PC so I don't want to spend a bunch of money on a different type of CPU and that stuff.

I see allot of socket 7 boards on Ebay but I don't want to buy something without a little knowlege about the different ones.

The other boards I have run is the biostar M5ALA, they worked pretty good but I had 3 of them and every one had problems and didn't last very long.

I remember reading a list of the better socket 7 boards a year or two ago but I don't remember where I saw it.


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Old 03-17-2006, 07:10 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Honestly, good luck finding one.


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Old 03-17-2006, 08:46 AM   #3 (permalink)
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you'd be real hard pressed trying to find A socket 7 motherboard nowadays

but anyway, for a K6-III, you will need a super socket 7 board. not a normal socket 7 board
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Old 03-17-2006, 03:31 PM   #4 (permalink)
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LOL i think some versions of pentiums use socket 7!

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Old 03-17-2006, 04:20 PM   #5 (permalink)
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apokalipse is right you'll need a super socket 7 board. ebay is the only place I know of to get one. My advice is to buy a mobo from a manufacturer you've heard of before and from a good seller.
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Old 03-17-2006, 08:14 PM   #6 (permalink)
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i love the old socket 7 things, i love my pentium MMX, lol it boots faster then my dell cause the hard drive is empty exept for the OS and nothing loads at the start.
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Old 03-17-2006, 08:37 PM   #7 (permalink)
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I realise super socket 7, I figured that went without saying when I said K6-III+ cpu.
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Old 03-17-2006, 10:17 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Most socket 7/super socket 7 boards that I've come across have a limit of 64mb or 128mb of memory, none of them having more than 2 DIMM slots. That said I really can't recommend a specific board for you.
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Old 03-17-2006, 11:32 PM   #9 (permalink)
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As of this morning this pc is running a 128 and a 256 dimms. I was just playing games that would freeze the thing up before and it worked great. I also installed a Jaton 3D Force B-32 plus AGP vid card today and now have 32 bit color on this old pile of junk. As near as I can tell this is basicaly the same card as a NVIDIA RIVA TNT2 M64 card.

I did some searching and found a few super 7 boards with 3 dimm slots. I hear the FIC PA 2013 is a good one.

The old Biostar M5ALA v.2 board that came in this PC originaly had 3 dimm slots, but like I said I had 3 of those boards die in a 4 years so I gave up on them. I have a Jmark J-542C because a local computer place had it laying around for a couple years and he gave me a real deal on it, brand new in the box for $30.

Its not a full ATX size so I had to mod the case a little to make it fit.
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64 kilobyte primary memory cache
512 kilobyte secondary memory cache Board: ALADDIN5
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18.60 Gigabytes Hard Drive Free Space

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ST320011A [Hard drive] (20.02 GB) -- drive 0, s/n 3HT4X6RD, rev 3.19, SMART Status: Healthy 384 Megabytes Installed Memory

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Microsoft - Internet Explorer 55736-834-7104063-04905 (Key: R2D43-3DHG9-DQ79W-W3DXQ-929DY)
Microsoft - MediaPlayer 53199-423-7110122-04639
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PrintMaster Gold Publishing Suite *
PrintMaster Web Site *
RegCleaner The same as the FileVersion *
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