View Full Version : Which motherboard should I go with (intel 775)
Mar 5, 2006, 03:03 PM
here's the list of potential mobos
MSI 945P Neo-F
ABIT AA8-DuraMAX Socket T
ABIT IL8 Socket T (LGA 775) (If I want to save money)
with this processor:
Intel Pentium 4 630 Prescott 800MHz FSB LGA 775 EM64T Processor
which one is the best one?
I am not going to do much overclocking
Mar 5, 2006, 03:37 PM
I don't know which one is the best, but my brother has the AA8 Duramax. It's a really great board.
Mar 5, 2006, 05:47 PM
cool, but I'll prolly go with intel for stability reasons. I still wanna know what yall think about it before I buy though. thanks for the input.
Mar 5, 2006, 06:21 PM
The "made by intel" boards aren't necessarily more stable than the boards from other manufacturers. If you are going to use an intel processor it is best to buy a board with an intel chipset. However, Abit, Asus, DFI, and MSI as well as a few others all make high quality and reliable boards. Often at a cheaper price with more features.
Mar 5, 2006, 07:18 PM
I know but asus is out of the question as I am having problems with this asus mobo I allready have. (amd socket a)
Mar 5, 2006, 07:22 PM
well you cant hold a grudge against a 7 year old mobo. ive seen a couple good solid mobos but anything with a chipset older then the 915p should be avoided. just find a abit/asus/gigabyte board with a chipset newer then a 915 and post it.
Mar 5, 2006, 07:27 PM
ok I want a 955 chipset based so it will work with the new cedar mill cores that's what intel told me to look for. Are they right on that one. I called them on the phone. I don't know how good the rep knowledge was. And some mobo companies post different chipsets compatible too. I know GEIL's RAM chart hasnt been updated since 04! That was a tad scary but I placed the RAM order anywaz hoping it will be good, I don't mind sending back a 100 dollar item like ram that is easy to replace, but a mobo! Hell no!
I also go to asus website forums and they have alot of really odd problems posted on there.
Mar 5, 2006, 07:40 PM
future specs abit based
Update ABIT IL8 Socket T (LGA 775) Intel 945P ATX Intel Motherboard - OEM
Update REFURBISHED: SAPPHIRE 100143L Radeon X1300PRO 256MB GDDR2 PCI Express x16 Video Card - OEM
Update Antec TRUEPOWERII TPII-550 ATX12V 550W Power Supply - Retail
Update Intel Pentium 4 631 Cedar Mill 800MHz FSB LGA 775 EM64T Processor Model BX80552631 - Retail
Update Titan SIBERIA TTC-NZ04TB/SC(RB) 120mm Cooling Fan with Heatsink - Retail
getting RAM from GEIL direct: PC2-4300 DDR2-533MHz 1GB(2x512MB) Ultra Dual Channel Kit
Our Price: $109.00 Our Price: $109.00
Mar 5, 2006, 07:45 PM
dont forget how many mobos are sold and how many have 0 probs. but if u dont want one thats ur oppinion.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16813127213 abit AW8
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16813121286 Intel 955X
Mar 5, 2006, 07:49 PM
note that I am on a tight budget though. The abit seems to be the cheapest option!
Mar 5, 2006, 07:51 PM
the abit one looks pretty sweet. and coupled with a few low speed 120mm fans it should be nice cool and stable.
Mar 5, 2006, 07:54 PM
and ti fits my bodget the most. I will keep looking and if I cant get that one I might have to consider using an older processor (the prescott core) till Intel can issue a fix for that.
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