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Old 12-01-2003, 02:53 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi All,

I am new here but it looks like a great forum. I need some help in choosing a new MB.

I currently have a ECS K7S5A which is a POS. I now cannot power the board at all with only having completed a soft shutdown the other day. I have read that this MB has had many problems in the past such as the one described about. I had trouble powering it up in the past but with just switching the power on-off multiple times I got it running. Now seems to be down for the count.

I need a Socket A MB that is capable of using SDRAM 168 in DIMM cards (2 would be ideal). I am currently using an Athlon XP 2200.

The PS I am using is a 600 Watt so it should be plenty for whatever MB I get.

Thanks in advance for your help.


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Old 12-01-2003, 05:20 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Ah....the infamous K7S5A.
I've personally had and have had clients have the same problems with this MB.
There are a lot of brands that I like and trust. I would check out ASUS and Shuttle.
You can find a great board on Tiger Direct.


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Old 12-01-2003, 09:08 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Hi Michael,

Thanks for the help. I'm currently looking at the following ASUS MB's. I would like your opinion as to which is the best bang for the buck. I'm no power user but need something reliable and easy to set-up.

A7N8X Deluxe $110
A7N8X-X $68.88
A7V8X-X $53.90


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Old 12-02-2003, 12:18 PM   #4 (permalink)
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All three are very good boards. Asus puts out good stable boards in my opinion. I have never had any trouble with them and about to build a new comp with one. Happy building.
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