Hi there, I built a gaming rig just over 3 years ago now. Specs are as follows:
AMD Athlon 6000+ 3.01ghz 1MB cache on each core AM2
Corsiar XMS2 TwinX DDR2 667MHZ 2 x 1gb Sticks.
Asus M2N Sli Deluxe AM2 motherboard (Died) Got RMA Replacement Vista edition one ( which has now died im pretty sure need help with that)
8800GTS 320MB ( Died - Couldn't RMA , so tried oven trick - Failed) Replaced with spare Nvidia 6200LE.
Seagate barracuda 7200 250GB Hard Drive.
Casecom budget Case with maxed out coolermaster fans - Absolutely awesome can link if needed.
Power Supply Thermaltake 450W Modular, Can't remember model number, ask if needed.
Basically, sometimes my computer doesn't post due to a video card error, which is a loose PCI E connection so I have to wiggle it to get it working. Now It wont boot unless i take out the bios battery, take power out for 20 mins etc. Sometimes comes up with a Bad Bios rom error message saying it's corrupted. And when I do get it to boot it bluescreens or the graphics goes crazy and it just goes onto a black screen.
At the moment I have a really bad budget, I've got a backup old PC at the moment which I can use. I'm not too fussed about gaming at the moment I just want a decent performing PC which I can multitask on.
I was thinking of buying either of these two motherboards:
Asrock N68C-S UCC nForce 630a (Socket AM2+) DDR2/DDR3 PCI-Express Motherboard - Aria Technology
Gigabyte GA-M68M-S2P nForce 630a (Socket AM2+/AM3) DDR2 PCI-Express Micro-ATX Motherboard - Aria Technology
Or would I be best trying to sell my parts or keepingthem as spares and saving up for a new computer? I've been through three motherboards now...