Originally Posted by xBruce88x
That's what I though with the first Athlon I had (slot A). but then I gave the Athlon XP a go... I still think that was the best rig I ever had. Abit NF7-S, 2x 512mb DDR 400, Radeon 9600XT 128MB, 160GB HDD, nForce 2 Audio, Athlon XP 2500+ Barton unlocked to 3200+ clocks, XP Pro, and a cool Alienware theme made by stardock. That machine did everything I could possibly ask it to do. ran 2 monitors and a tv at the same time while gaming and burning lightscribe discs and downloading large files... all at the same time and still got high fps in all my fav games.
just b/c one product by a company is bad doesn't mean everything they make is bad.
Nforce 2 was the key of your rig. Any AthlonXP with Nforce2 rocks high. When one of these have to be serviced I can notice the difference instantly.
Still I have to say I've never had a problem with SLOTA, except for upgradeability.
I had problems with turions X2 on laptops. All those with Nvidia 7000 had to go to the heat-treatment with a lightbulb, and the fix didn't last too long, making the thing dead again in 2 or 3 months. We couldn't afford that infrared superheater made for ICs, so no go.
Nvidia was to blame on these ones, that chipset had a bad batch at the time.