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Old 07-12-2008, 05:25 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Well long story short, my Asus P5GD1 mobo will not boot with anymore than 2 GB of RAM no matter which slots I use. I was only running 2 GB of RAM before but just bought another GB. All of the RAM sticks work fine(the PC boots perfectly) as long as I only use two of them, the second I put three of them in it won't boot. So unless anyone has any ideas to troubleshoot this I'm going to buy a new mobo.

Mobo needs to support 3.0 Ghz Pentium 4(800 FSB), LGA 775 socket, at least one PCI-X16 slot, at least 2 PCI slots, DDR2 400 memory(supports at least 3GB), at least two SATA slots, one PATA controller(for optical drives), 1GB ethernet port, 5.1 Digital Audio support would be nice too but not a must have(I could always buy a PCI soundboard but would prefer not too unless sound is noticeably better). I also need a hookup on the mobo for two USB 2.0 slots on the front of the mobo. I think that's everything. Any suggestions appreciated. I wouldn't mind having a board that I can OC a little too but not a must have either.

After looking around on NewEgg a little bit it seems my computer is now a dinasour. LOL I can't even find any mobo's that support 3-4GB of 184-pin DDR2 and also meet my other specifications. I could not find anything on Tiger Direct that fit my needs either. Any hints on where to look for old-stock that is still new in the box from say 1-2 years ago? I built this computer 3 years ago. I would love to build a new one but I can't afford it or justify the expense right now.
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uhmmm maybe look at 184 pin DDR ram, 184 pin is not DDR2
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ASUSTeK Computer Inc.

It supports DDR1 400 RAM, PCI-e and everything else he said is right
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My bad, I shouldn't do this stuff when I'm tired, for some reason I thought I had DDR2 RAM but I do not.

Just found this real quick while searching around. I just skimmed through the specs but it looks like it fits my needs. Any opinions? Really don't want to spend over $150 though.

Supermicro P4SCi Workstation Board - Intel E7210 - Socket 478 - 400MHz, 533MHz, 800MHz FSB - Buy.com
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ouchies...

i wouldn't spend $200 for outdated items :| probably would be best just to buy a cheap build for a few hundred
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why in the world would you want a workstation mobo
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What exactly does workstation mean? I guess I've never heard that term in regards to a mobo.
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server

super micro is a server board company

and that board is socket 478 anyway
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Oops I gave you the wrong link. Nevermind if it's meant for a server.
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