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Old 07-09-2005, 06:23 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Is this a good mobo for $76 from newegg?

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Model 875A02-6EKRS
Supported CPU
CPU Socket Type Socket 478
CPU Type Intel Pentium 4/Celeron
FSB 800/533MHz
Supported CPU Technologies Hyper-Threading Technology
Chipsets
North Bridge Intel 875P
South Bridge Intel ICH5R
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Number of DDR Slots 4x 184pin DDR
DDR Standard DDR 400 (PC 3200)
Dual Channel Supported Yes
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PCI Express x16 None
PCI Slots 5
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SATA 4 x SATA 150
SATA RAID RAID 0/1
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IEEE1394 1x 1394
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Onboard USB
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Dimensions 12.0" x 9.6"
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STR (Suspend-to-RAM); STD (Suspend-to-Disk)
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I just want something that is reasonable in price and I am not able to use AMD's. The software I use for work is specifically written for the x86 family-I know this for a fact.
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I just want something that is reasonable in price and I am not able to use AMD's. The software I use for work is specifically written for the x86 family-I know this for a fact.
That, my friend, makes absolutely no sense. The AMD processors are all x86.
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Sorry, I should have said the software was written for the Intel X86 family and seems to have an issue with the size of the stack on the AMD's. I don't know if the newer AMD's will be able to handle the software or not.
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I would appreciate anyone's opinion or suggestions on this mobo or even an alternate one.
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If all your doing is surfing and playing solataire than yea your good to go. It doesnt use VIA chipsets, so it isnt that bad.

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I'd honestly would like an AMD or something high end. If I did go with AMD what would be a decent chip for gaming and mobo as well?
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I would suggest a 3200+ Venice core AMD chip. And for the motherboard, I would suggest a DFI LanParty board. This will allow alot of options for you. These can both be bought at www.newegg.com
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Thanks, I will look into it. I appreciate all the help, this is my first computer that I am building so I am kind of excited about it. I just wish I had more funds to go all out.
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I bought it and works great. Not on the extreme high end spectrum or anything but it has some really nice features and everything about it has been fairly easy. I love NEWEGG!
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