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Old 05-24-2006, 01:24 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default I need some computer help please?

Can someone help me out with these questions from the specs on this board. I appreciate any and all help.

Jetway P4X400DBP P4 ATX MB w/ P4 3.06Ghz
Processors Supported Support Socket 478B processor for Intel Pentium 4 (mPGA478) package processor ,Support 400M/533MHz System Bus Frequency
- P4 3.06Ghz CPU included
CPU Bus Frequency CPU Bus Frequency , Choose One Step Add 1MHz From 100MHz Up to 200MHz in BIOS Setup (Frequency Magic Setting)
Memory Support 3 x 184-pin DDR Module Socket support DDR266/DDR333 DDR SDRAM up to 12.0GB System memory.
Chipset - VIA P4X400 Memory Controller Hub (MCH)
- VIA 8235 South Bridge
BIOS Type - Award BIOS , Support Green function, Plug and Play Function
- 2MBit Flash ROM
On Board I/O - On Board Winbond Chipset
- 2 X Serial Ports (16550 Fast UART Compatible)
- 1 X Parallel Port (EPP and ECP capabilities)
- 1 X Floppy Disk Connector (Supports 2 Floppy Drivers)
- 1 X PS2 Mouse Connector
- 1 X Keyboard Connector
- 3 X Three Wire FAN Connector (Include CPU FAN)
- 1 X LINE IN / LINE OUT / Microphone Connector
- 1 X Game Port Connector (Support Two Joysticks)
- 2 X Analog Audio CD Music line Connectors (different connector)
- 1 X Consumer IR Connector
- 1 X Standard IR Connector (Infrared)
USB - 6 X USB2.0 Ports Connector (2 external, 4 internal)
- Support USB Keyboard & USB Mouse
On Board IDE Channel - Support 2 X IDE Connectors for up to 4 IDE Drives
- Support PIO Mode 3 and Mode 4 and Bus Master IDE DMA, Mode 4 Timing for up to 16M Bytes/s
- Support UTRA DMA-133 Bus Master IDE, Provide faster transfer rate up to 133M Bytes/s
- Support LS-120 / ZIP Device
Expansion Slots Five 32-bit PCI Bus Master Slots
Audio - Software Audio Controller With On Board 6-Channel CODEC Compliant to AC97'
- Support 3D Surround & Positioning, Full Duplex
VGA This board does not have video
LAN - Standard MII interface to external PHYceiver
- 10/100MHz full and half duplex operation
Winbond Hardware - Winbond Hardware Doctor to Track CPU & SYSTEM Temperature, Voltage, Fan speed, - Monitoring your Computer
- Driver For Win95/98/NT/2000
Power Saving - ACPI/APM Power Management
- Modem Ring remote wake up
- RTC Alarm Wake up
- Support Software Suspend & Power off
- Support Suspend to DISK
- Wake on LAN For OS
- Support Auto Power ON After Power Fail Function
- Support Keyboard Password / Hot-Key / Any Key Power on Function
- Support PS2 Mouse Button Click Power On
- Support Keyboard98 Power on Function
- Support Power Button Ride (Instant off or Delay 4 second power off)
- Power Fail Recovery support
Board Size ATX Form Factor with 30.5cm X 21.0cm
Condition New
Warranty 1 Year
Package Content Motherboard, CPU, Cables, and Manual

A) How many hard drive/cd-rom/dvd devices can be supported?

B) Could this board be used to support a firewire digital camera?

C) For what kind of machine (gaming, video, internet browsing, school word, etc) would this board be best suited?

D) For what kind of machine would this board be least suited? why?

E) What is the speed of the FSB?

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Old 05-24-2006, 01:43 PM   #2 (permalink)
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A) "On Board IDE Channel - Support 2 X IDE Connectors for up to 4 IDE Drives"

B) No - you need to buy a firewire pci card

C) It doesnt have SATA and is for older gen P4s nor does it have a pci express or agp port so your very restricted with graphics cards. This rules out games but you can get PCI graphics cards which are fine for the odd older game, internet browsing (if you have a modem/router) and work

D) Gaming, see C

E) "Support 400M/533MHz System Bus Frequency"

AMD 3000+
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X800 PCI-e
80gb + 250gb WD HDDs
X-FI Xtreme Music
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Old 05-24-2006, 01:56 PM   #3 (permalink)
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How do you figure what the BSB be? What actual speed is it from the above specs?
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Old 05-24-2006, 02:06 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Manufacturer's product page:


It does have AGP. It was missing in your first post. You can see it in the picture...the brown slot between the PCI slots and Chipset heatsink.

So, it does have gaming potential...if you put adequate RAM in, a good graphics card and powerful enough processor.

Your P4X400DBP motherboard is the same as the P4X400DBZ model, except the P4X400DBZ motherboard has onboard FireWire.

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Thanks for all the help. I appreciate it.
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Old 05-24-2006, 05:19 PM   #6 (permalink)
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sorry i couldnt be bothered to look at manufacturers website but that agp port will allow you to play modern games as long as you get a decent graphics card.

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