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Old 12-28-2004, 02:16 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Regarding this motherboard, Tom's Hardware said the following:

"The board also made it unnecessary to buy a modem, NIC, or sound card."

Am I missing something? How does this board make it unnecessary to buy a modem? I see the NIC and the onboard sound, but where is the modem?
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Possibly a ethrenet card
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That is referring to the NIC, but the modem part still confuses me.
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Old 12-28-2004, 02:23 AM   #4 (permalink)
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i cant find an onboard modem in the mobo specs
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The reason I started the thread is because I'm building a computer for a friend that has dial-up connection and I'm trying to find a modem. Would this be a decent one? If not, would anyone be able to recommend something better for relatively cheap? Thanks in advance.
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You might want to spend a bit more since that appears to be a Winmodem (which has no microprocessor of its own and must rely on the CPU to perform much of the data/signal processing, resulting in increased CPU/memory usage). Other than that, it's good enough for basic surfing.
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Do you think this modem would be any better? The reviews are very complimentary.
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